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Sep 6, 2013 10:58 PM

Cooking class in or around Santa Fe

We are travelling from Australia and will be in Santa Fe for a week. We like to do local cooking classes when travelling. Any suggestions on somewhere good with local specialties.

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  1. The Santa Fe School oif Cooking offers both demo and hands-on classes. Also, check out the new Santa Fe Culinary Academy and Las Cosas a local kitchen shop.

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    1. re: santafefoodlover

      Thanks will have a look at those sights.

      1. re: MargoJDavies

        This is too late for Margo but I just returned from Santa Fe and took 2 cooking classes. The Tamale class at Santa Fe Cooking school was very good...But the most outstanding class I have ever taken was with Norma at "The Feasting Place" just outside of Santa Fe. She has a informative website "thefeastingplace".
        The classes our in her beautifully appointed home. We used a horno to bake our empanadas. The very best part is that Norma, part Ohkay Indian and part Spanish, shares the history of the place in a very informal,warm way. It was a highlight of my stay in Santa Fe.


        1. re: pennysails

          Thanks for this. I have been in touch with Norma and looks like we have a class day. It sounds just what we like to do with a lovely mix of cooking and culture.
          Many thanks.

          1. re: MargoJDavies

            I'm so glad you got in touch with Norma. It just the kind of class that also look and flavor of he area. Say "Hi" to Norma for me

    2. La Cosas, a kitchenware shop, has cooking classes, too. They're not all focussed on New Mexican food, but a number of them are: . They also have farm to table local foods cooking classes at Rancho Manzano Bed & Breakfast in Chimayo (about half an hour north of Santa Fe), and general New Mexican cooking classes at the Cooking Studio in Taos.

      1. You could also take a look at Los Poblanos in the Los Ranchos neighborhood of Albuquerque. It's a bit of a drive (although probably less than an hour), and it will give you a view of northern New Mexico that you won't necessarily get around Santa Fe.

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        1. re: rcurtism

          Thanks. We are not adverse to a little drive to do something interesting.


          1. re: rcurtism

            Los Poblanos is pretty, but I don't think have frequent cooking classes or teach NM or Southwestern cooking. I get their emails and all I can ever remember seeing listed are classes in how to brine a turkey, how to cook with lavender, how to choose an oyster. Stuff like that.

          2. Jan does a great job; I have several friends who take classes with her:


            She's in ABQ.