July 7, 2020
We are often asked what our favorite destinations for the best cooking vacations are, and as I explained in our recent video (see below!), that…Read This Post
When it comes to sunny weather, culinary tours you can’t find anywhere else, and a gastronomy rich in flavor and tradition, Mexico has it all. Whether you’re looking to explore the ancient ruins, explore the food markets, relax on the beach, or learn to cook delicious cuisine (beyond tacos and burritos), The International Kitchen features three different Mexico culinary vacations that offer a different insight into this incredible gastronomy and culture.
The chef that founded this cooking school in the Yucatan won a coveted James Beard award for his cookbook in 2015. But if that isn’t reason enough to visit his school in Merida on a Mexico culinary vacation, there are plenty of other reasons too. Participate in 2 hands-on cooking classes that focus on a fusion of flavors in the region — both European and Caribbean; go on a visit to the central food market; tour Izamál, a colonial city that is also home to an ancient Maya ruin; and experience a unique distillery for a local liqueur on this Mexico culinary tour.
Combine a stay at a beach front hotel — with plenty of gorgeous Riviera Maya coastline — with cooking classes that offer an insider’s peek into authentic traditions. Most mornings will be spent cooking in their charming school with a local chef, followed by the traditional “sobremesa,” which is after-meal socializing. Afternoons are free for exploring the ancient ruins, relaxing on the beach, or participating in fun outdoor activities during this Mexico culinary vacation.
If you’re looking for a more rustic Mexico cooking vacation in a traditional village, Tepoztlan, that’s also known as a “pueblo magico” (or magic village). It’s quite magical too — and not just because the weather is 83 degrees Fahrenheit year round. The cooking school and accommodations here are in a beautiful location surrounded by organic orchards and gardens. The popular Chef Ana — who has had a PBS TV show — leads the classes, which focus on northern and central Mexican recipes.
Are you ready for our Mexico culinary vacations? Whichever trip you pick, you’ll experience new flavors and culinary traditions.
By Liz Hall
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