Immerse yourself in Mexico's extraordinary food culture and learn to cook authentic Mexican vegan dishes that you can replicate back home, including: tlacoyo de frijol con salsa verde (street food appetizer filled with beans and green sauce), mextlapiques de verduras (tamal without masa, made with vegetables and hierbabuena sauce), birria de hongos (spicy stew made with mushrooms), ensalada girasol (squash blossom salad), and arroz con leche de almendra y coco (dessert rice with almond milk and coconut).
Enjoy a hands-on cooking class. Join Local Guide Graciela for a customized experience in her intimate kitchen. You will start with a quick introduction to Mexican ingredients and food history, followed by a hands-on cooking class, and finish with a delicious drink and dessert. This is a workshop that connects you with the Mexican cuisine in a very special way.
I am Graciela Montaño, a Mexican- born chef with extensive sommelier and pairing studies. I graduated from Colegio Superior de Gastronomia and Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana, both in Mexico City. I run a TV show every Friday at 12:30 central time on public national channel ONCE TV. I grew up in Mexico City, a bustling metropolis where delicious food is accessible at any hour of the day. I was inspired to become a chef by my family.