Marilau Welcomes You to the Best Ancestry Mexican Cooking Classes
IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO, FEATURING 200 YEARS OF MEXICAN TRADITIONS
The classes take place during the morning, starting at 10.30 am and run from 2 to 3 hours.
All classes in this document are hands on. Classes are designed for adults.
For security reasons, students older than 12 are accepted if they are accompanied by their parents.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
By Sherry Spitsnaugle / Culinary Travel / Go World Magazine
'Tis The Season For TamalesREAD TESTIMONIAL ARTICLE
Classified by Tripadvisor as No. 2 activity among 37 in San Miguel de Allende.
As we relished the range of savory and sweet tamales, including the delicious Oaxacan tamales wrapped in banana leaves, we began to feel that we were learning not just the techniques but also the aesthetics of Mexican Cuisine.
Recently on a visit to San Miguel de Allende, I had the great pleasure of attending a cooking class at Marilau Cooking School. It was an extraordinary experience. She first sent me a menu of options of dishes to cook, and I chose three—sopa verde, arroz verde, and pollo con salsa de pipian—none of the more common dishes one typically finds in Mexican (or tex-mex) restaurants in the eastern United States. I am delighted to now be able to add these delicious dishes to my repertoire. Marilau explained the techniques clearly, the proper way to prepare these dishes, and her hands-on teaching technique ensured that I would learn them by having done them myself. All the dishes had ingredients easily obtainable in the States, yet with that unmistakable Mexican flavor. We then had a memorable restaurant-quality meal. Marilau is a talented teacher, a font of knowledge about Mexican regional cuisine and many other things, and a delightful and interesting person. I wish I had had the time to take more classes from her. On my next visit to San Miguel, I will plan to spend more time there to take advantage of her other offerings. I highly recommend Marilau Cooking School. It greatly enhanced my visit to this magical city.
Dear Marilau, We had such a lovely day with you. Thank you for all the wonderful information. We will each return home with memories of a great day and new cooking skills. The bonus is that we made a new friend and we will hope to see you again. Happy cooking and happy painting. The world is a better place because you are in it! I hope our paths cross again. Con Gusto, amiga!
Maria is an excellent teacher with a fine command of English (as well as Spanish). Her enthusiasm and knowledge about the cuisine of Mexico are outstanding. I speak from my own experience as a cooking teacher of more than 30 years when I praise her classes when I recommend her classes to anyone with an interest in cooking!
MariLau, quiero agradecerte nuevamente por la excelente clase que nos diste. La disfrutamos mucho y sobre todo aprendí muchas cosas que a pesar de ser Mexicana, no me habían pasado por la cabeza. Pero aparte de eso, tienes una personalidad que me encantó y la hizo todavía más disfrutable. Saludos y gracias.
Hi Maria: I have to just tell you one more time. I had a couple over on Saturday, both of them are gourmet cooks having also taken lessons in Mexico. I served the mole again and they loved it. Once again… thank you. Have a wonderful holiday and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
- All classes are hands-on, in English, in groups of 2 minimum to 8 maximum students per class.
- Classes start 10:30 a.m. and take from 2 to 3 hours depending on student´s skills and the selected menu.
- Classes are designed for adults.
- Students from 12 years old are allowed ONLY with an adult companion.
- School remains closed on December 25th, January 1st and on all Sundays.