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Apr 30, 2010 10:36 AM

Non-Touristy Cooking Schools in Mexico?

I'd like to study Mexican cooking intensively in Mexico - for longer than one week. There is a wealth of information on the web about cooking schools in Mexico, but all seem to be aimed for the casual tourist - one day courses, or at most, one week which are scheduled as more of a vacation than a cooking school.

Any recommendations for a chef's course in Mexico? Or at least a program that can be customized to involve a few weeks or training? I'd also love for it to focus on broad Mexican cooking rather than one specific region.

Thanks so much!

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  1. Would a long-term course in Guadalajara interest you? If so, email me with your contact information and I will put you in touch with a chef there who does exactly what you are looking for. My email:


    1. Susana Trilling is offering a 1-week Chefs Intensive this summer in Oaxaca. It will probably focus on Oaxaca and the Yucatan. Here's the link if you haven't seen it yet -

      Additionally, the CIA in San Antonio offers 1-week intensives on Mexican cuisine taught by Iliana de la Vega who grew up in D.F. and used to own El Naranjo in Oaxaca. The San Antonio campus is only about 3 years old and is solely dedicated to the foods of the Americas from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. One of the intensives is on Mexican regional cuisine.

        1. Escuela de Gastronomia Mexicana, it's owned by wonderful people that love traditional mexican food, it's ingredients and it's history. It's located in DF, Colonia Roma.

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