Vegetarians

SUGGESTED MENUS FOR VEGETARIANS ONE CLASS ON SALSAS SALSAS What the students learn here is fundamental to their education as an authentic Mexican cook. As in many other countries, Mexican cuisine is based on sauces (salsas). There is a large variety of them and may change their name depending on the different ingredients or in what you´ll use it for. Salsas in Mexico are the basis of traditional meals; they are not dips or “pico de gallo” salsa type. These salsas are used to top poultry, fish and...

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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, Traditional Cooking Class in Mexico

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; Cooking Classes in 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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