West of Veracruz beyond the coffee
and vanilla plantations the road climbs to the high plateau of central
Here is Tlaxcala where I live and where the indigenous tribes
and Europeans first mixed. Nearby is the city of Puebla where I was
born and where the kitchens of the "New World" joined with those of
Spain, Persia and France, creating "Cocina Poblana" the Cuisine of
Puebla. This is a fusion of tastes that is unique to this area of
Mexico and far beyond what is thought of as "Mexican Food".
My desire is to keep this cuisine alive and pass on the
recipes of my family. From aficionados to serious cooks who are
interested in new culinary delights I share my experience with them at
"Mexican Home Cooking School". The wonderful part is that you don't
have to be an advanced cook to learn this type of cooking. I base my
classes on the ability of each person and make the techniques simple to
learn. You'll be surprised how complex the flavors turn out and you
will return home able to reproduce these dishes in your own kitchen.
Although chiles are used, this is not a cuisine that is about hot and
spicy (unless you want it to be). The chiles are used to produce
flavors as ancient as the Aztecs and as sophisticated as French
I invite you to join me for a week of immersion in Mexican
cuisine and life; in my house "Casa Carmelita" where you will cook and
experience the routines of a Mexican country home. More than just a
cooking school this is an experience of Mexico and its cuisine that is
Give yourself the pleasure of a quiet haven of cooking and
relaxing; a wonderful way to spend a week with others from around the
world, glass of wine in hand swapping tales and hearing stories about
Mexico, its culture, cooking and tasting its food.
Sightsee in the afternoon and return in the evening for
cocktails and a candlelit gourmet dinner. If the evening is cool relax
in front of the fireplace in your room with that book you never have
time to read at home.
What a wonderful thing, to take home Mexican Cooking to use
and enjoy for years to come with family and friends instead of just
returning with photographs and trinkets.