Learn authentic Mexican recipes passed down in my family for
over 200 years, including soups, rices, main dishes and special
salsas and adobos
moles and pipianes
tamales in corn husks
I’m happy to design an intensive one-on-one session or
series of classes for you, or, if you’d rather be part
of a group, we can arrange that, too. I take pride in customizing
my classes to suit the needs of all students in my well-equipped
Mexican kitchen classroom, with a maximum of 10 students per class to
insure individualized attention to each.
Marilau Ricaud welcomes you to the
BEST MEXICAN COOKING SCHOOL
in San Miguel de Allende, featuring
200 years of Mexican traditions
¡Hola y muy bienvenidos! I love sharing my heritage
of classical Mexican home cooking with my students.
From my earliest years, I watched my mother, my aunts and grandparents
in the kitchen.
I’m happy to design an intensive one-on-one session or series
of classes for you, or, if you’d rather be part of a group,
we can arrange that, too. I take pride in customizing my classes
to suit the needs of all students in my well-equipped kitchen classroom,
with a maximum of 10 students per class to insure individualized
attention to each.
Your class can be from Monday to
Friday, starting at 10:00 am. A special schedule can be arranged for private groups. A minimum number students apply for each class.
Heirloom Mexican menus
Spend a morning preparing one of my family’s heirloom menus.
Enjoy a cafe de olla or an agua fresca as we work, and then relish
the results. Invite family and friends to share the feast (small
Learn how to prepare nopales (cactus pads), how capeado (egg-white
batter) is used, how to prepare dry and fresh chiles for different
dishes, and many other tips.
Create your own class!
Mix and match, make up your own menu. You decide what dishes and/or
techniques you want to learn.
For the Culinary Professional
An intensive introduction to Mexican cuisine.
This is a brief on a hands-on cooking class in my Kitchen School
Want to know more? Read this article about our cooking school:
Cooking with Maria
by Rachel Laudan
Atención newspaper, 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. Read more....