This class is just so much fun. One of the proprietors of the B&B where we stay "La Casa De Mis Recuerdos (House of My Memories) is also one of the top cooks in the city of Oaxaca.
Nora Valencia teaches cooking classes weekly. She teaches some of the great recipes of the region, including moles (a type of sauce, not the little digging critters), that were passed down to her by her grandmother and her mother. Nora speaks wonderful English and is fun and a delight. Whether you stay at one of her lodging establishments or not, cooking classes are available to anyone. The day starts with Nora meeting the participants at a local market where she explains to them how to buy only the best fresh ingredients.
Nora has been featured on television in Japan and here is a photo of the poster for her class.