Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Oaxaca Cooking Classes

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.


Steven L. Smith

If you enjoy nostalgia and music of yesteryear, click on Elvis' gold record to visit This Day In History. To explore The Stories Behind The Music blog posts click on the electric guitar. 







Comment balloon 5 commentsSteven L. Smith • January 30 2011 02:26PM


What a fun thing to do, Steven!

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) almost 8 years ago

And here all this time I thought moles ate grubs and worms.  To find out they like sauces is quite surprising.  But, as they say, truth is stranger than fiction.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Steve

that there sure does sound like folks get to learn a lot by taking her class. I sure do enjoy true South of the Border foods and cooking. I was raised on South of the Border food and was taught how to cook my own.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire 

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 8 years ago

Steve, now this looks like the place to be as we brace for the next winter storm!  Sounds like a really fun trip!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

I love flour tortillas...not too crazy about mole' but me gusta lo de mas....

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 8 years ago