Mexican Cooking with Maria
by Rachel Laudan
Atención, San Miguel de Allende, México
San Miguel is a wonderful place to live but it isn't exactly one of
the renowned centers for traditional Mexican food. As I spend my time
writing about food and its history, I've always felt a little guilty
that I wasn't heading off for Puebla, Oaxaca, Michoacán and
Veracruz, famous for their culinary traditions, instead of enjoying
the good life in Guanajuato. That's not to say that you can't eat
really well here. I've enjoyed wonderful meals in both homes and restaurants.
But when visitors turn up expecting me to put them on the inside track
to the best of Mexican food, I have found myself shuffling my feet
and apologizing for not being in one of the shrines of Mexican cooking.
(Please also see an
article published in our local San Miguel newspaper,
Atención San Miguel)
By Denis D’Amico
I never put the thoughts of history and eating together ... until
a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende in the mountains of central
Mexico where I touched and ate a part of history.
I have always loved to look at old churches and ruins, museums, pottery,
architecture and art from ages gone by when I visit different places.
You learn about the area, the people and the culture. To my delight
during this trip, I reached back 200+ years to prepare and eat the
foods of Mexico … and I was moved.
“Four stars! Comprehensive
Chef Jennie Stansbury, San Antonio, Texas
pleasant, clean and very professional.”
J.S., Haifa, Israel
“The class is top
of the line. I would recommend it to everyone.”
K.W., Nagoya, Japan
“Great class! The aromas, the colors and the fabulous tastes.
I loved this experience!”
M.P., Verbier, Switzerland
“Fantastic! What a great teacher ... María really knows
how to convey information”
B.D., Bainbridge Island, WA
“It was wonderful ... thank you for showing us a piece of Mexican
C.T., Atlanta, Georgia
"This class was excellent. I have attended classes all over France
and Italy and this was one of the *VERY BEST!* Muchas Gracias!!!"
J. Cantergiani, Albuquerque, New Mexico
just taste the rice, the soup and the pork and every dish my mouth
jumps with joy. Thank you for teacking my wife.”
Sandy, Nancy's Gilbert husband, USA
“Excellent class - good techniques and delicious food”
J.S.; South Africa