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Travelling to a country to learn about their food brings insight into the multiple layers of history & culture.
I just returned from another amazing trip to Puebla and Mexico City with a group of 8 people. In just a few weeks, it’s time for a trip with 10-people to Marrakech where we’ll explore the delicious food, beautiful mountains, vast desert and magical city through the warmth and hospitality of its people.
To get more insight into the trips, please contact me through this website. Here’s just a “taste” of our journey to Mexico…
Mexico is a fascinating country that is often known more for its tourist dense coastlines than for the rich cultural interiors. Delve deep into the country, and you find that each of its 32 states, or regions, provide a unique insight into its history. And nothing reflects that more than discovering the local food traditions.
Puebla in known as the culinary capital of Mexico. Its location to the south east of Mexico City made it a natural spot for traders passing through from Veracruz en route to Mexico City. The region benefited from not only the traders but the rich volcanic soil from Mexico’s most active volcano, Popocatépetl. Food in Puebla is simple, and the street food is what makes it famous. The blend of ingredients from pre-Columbian, Spanish, French and Middle Eastern influences tantalize the senses.
Of course, the dish that best represents the city’s culinary glory is Mole, or Mole Poblano to be more precise. It’s believed that the first mole was served in Puebla when the nuns of Covento de Santa Rosa prepared mole in the 16th century. Each region, and every family, has its own special recipe for mole and you can discover endless versions. Recipes require a great number of ingredients and often take days to prepare which is why mole is traditionally made for momentous family occasions by an army of family members.
Our trip includes a few hands on cooking classes, lots of great restaurants and tours of areas of historical importance. We hope you can join us our our next adventure. Day 1: Arrival into Mexico City with private transfer to Puebla. Dinner & drinks on the hotel's rooftop restaurant. Day 2: Market tour followed by a hands on mole cooking class and lunch. Visit to a famous Mexican pottery factory to discover the art of Talavera. Dinner at a restaurant known for its delicious traditional food and beautiful surroundings. Day 3: Tour of the nearby town of Cholula to discover the religious influences found in local life. Street food tour in central Puebla mixed with visits to important historical sites. Dinner at a local restaurant famous for its innovative interpretation of Mexican cuisine. Day 4: Transfer to Polanco in Mexico City with afternoon spent visiting museums, and an evening exploring a neighborhood know for its cool vibe. Dinner at a non-Mexican restaurant to change up the flavors. Day 5: Historical tour of the street foods found in Mexico City followed by a salsa making class. Dinner at one of the most famous restaurants in all of Mexico. Day 6: Morning free to roam the lively cafes and shops in Polanco, and afternoon departure. For more information on a trip to Puebla with us or with your own group of friends please contact us.