Cooking traditional Mexican food with Marilau

March 7, 2011 by Lesley Tellez One of my goals in San Miguel de Allende was to take a cooking class. San Miguel has plenty of those, but I wanted something intensive — a place where I could seriously discuss the food and explore some basics that I hadn’t yet grasped in my Thursday night cooking class. A while back, Rachel Laudan had recommended a woman named Marilau in San Miguel. Marilau’s website was impressive: she had a techniques class that taught how to capear and how to clean nopales, and another called...

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Aliye Aydin, Clase de Cocina Tradicional en México

Traditional Cooking Class in Mexico July 1, 2016 by Aliye Aydin When I was in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico last week, I took a cooking class at Marilau Mexican Ancestry Cooking School. I was attracted to this particular school in general because 1) It had an easy to navigate website with lots of information 2) The website portrayed the instructor’s obvious devotion to traditional Mexican food and techniques, and 3) Of her rapid response to me via email. The school was also an easy walk from where I was...

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Anita’s Feast

Retro kitchen magic with Mexican cuisine The moment I stepped into Marilau Ricaud’s kitchen, I knew I was in for a treat. It was off-season in San Miguel, but the sunny kitchen of Marilau Mexican Ancestry Cookery School was set for action. We got acquainted over a glass of cooling hibiscus tea, then launched into several hours of delightful conversation, working with chilies and making salsas, including plenty of time for tasting the results. In all, I took three classes with Marilau. They were all...

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Sally’s Place; Clases de cocina en San Miguel de Allende

MARILAU – Mexican Ancestry Cooking School Sally’s Place Online Newsletter by Arlene Krasner MARILAU, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School, is based on her family’s recipes, which date over 200 years old and were handed down to her from her grandmother and mother. Marilau has been teaching traditional Mexican cooking in San Miguel since 1989 and has been cooking even longer. She keeps her classes small, limiting them to a maximum of ten people. The class that I attended had five people and one eater...

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Revista Better Homes and Gardens

Mexican 96 Authentic Dishes Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications By Kate Carter Frederick, April...

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Revista Saveur

Saveur – The Mexico Issue By Anna Stockwell and Elyse Inamine – August 24, 2012 Plan your next trip to Mexico around a class at a cooking school, where expert local chefs teach students how to use authentic Mexican ingredients and techniques. Marilau Mexican Ancestry Cooking School Marilau Ricaud comes from a long line of professional cooks and bakers and is an expert not only in the regional specialties of her home state of Guanajuato, but in the cooking of Oaxaca, Puebla, and other parts of Mexico,...

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Revista Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly, November 2011 Cocina Confidential by Patricia Sharpe I wanted to learn the secrets of Mexican cooking, from to posole, so I hopped a bus to San Miguel de Allende. …Two days before our trip ended, we finally managed to meet with María Laura Ricaud… but not in time to attend one of the weekly classes they give in Ricaud’s small tamal factory in a neighborhood near downtown. The setting is utilitarian–students sit around a butcher-block table in the factory’s...

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Grantourismo! Comida Tradicional Mexicana

September 21, 2010 – by Terence Carter “The focus of my school is traditional Mexican food, not the cuisine of chefs!” Marilau Ricaud, the owner of the Marilau Traditional Mexican Cooking School in San Miguel de Allende, says as she hands me an apron. “I felt San Miguel was lacking in good restaurants to eat Mexican food and I think it’s rare for foreigners to get the opportunity to eat in a Mexican home, so I decided to teach home-cooked food.” And this was exactly what I was...

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Revista Lifestyle+travel

Lifestyle+Travel Magazine / Nov-Dec 2011 Text by Lara Dunston and Terence Carter; Photos by Terence Carter http://digital.bookkurry.com/i/47788/111 “The focus of my school is !traditional! Mexican food; not the cuisine of chefs!” Marilau Ricaud, owner of the !Marilau Traditional Mexican Cooking School! in the charming town of San Miguel de Allende, north of Mexico City, announces as she hands out aprons. Ricaud offers traditional Mexican cooking classes at several different levels, and some of the...

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Lisa Westgaard y Tone Dahl

<em>Lisa Westgaard (Food-photographer)</em> & Tone Dahl (Chef)</em> Oslo Norway <em>10/02/2011</em> Thanks again for 6 wonderful days! Our experiences with Maria and her Traditional Mexican Cooking School have been exceptional. We took 6 days of hands on cooking classes in January 2011 focusing mainly on the core of Mexican cooking: salsas, adobos, pipianes and mole and on working with cactus and corn. Since we both are culinary professionals (Food-photographer and head Chef of a...

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Mary Clark; Perdiendole el miedo a cocinar con chiles secos

Taking the Fear out of Dried Chile Peppers Mary Clark, Traveler. Thursday, July 29, 2010 By Mary Walker Clark The truth is this – I’ve always ignored recipes that required dried chile peppers. The dusty, shriveled chiles in the supermarket appeared old and tough. Apparently, water would revive them but I never tried. Enter Marilau Ricaud, mistress of Mexican Ancestry Cooking School in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, who promised to take the fear out of dried and fresh chiles . We signed on to learn the...

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Rachel Laudan

Rachel Laudan Mexican Cooking with Maria Mexican Cooking with Maria 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....

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Denis D’Amico; Una historia sobre la comida mexicana

Denis D´Amico - Norman, Oklahoma Eating History Eating History I never put the thoughts of history and eating together… until a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende in the mountains of central Mexico where I touched and ate a part of history. I have always loved to look at old churches and ruins, museums, pottery, architecture and art from ages gone by when I visit different places. You learn about the area, the people and the culture. To my delight during this trip, I reached back 200+ years to prepare and...

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