Regional fruits, vegetables and herbs are not only the foundation of the gastronomy, they have shaped Mexican culture and identity.
For many Mexicans, meat is rarely on the menu. What they eat, and appreciate, daily, is a variety of seasonal produce.
From the milpa comes Mexico’s pride: maiz. Beans wrap around the corn’s stalks, and squash trails at its feet, along with many other plants. The people who tend the milpa keep what they need, share among community and take the rest to market.
Foraging, too, is a way of life. Can it be eaten? Even inhospitable cacti are no match for resourceful people. And they are delicious.
When you join us for cooking classes and local gastronomy experiences, we connect you with these traditional food practices and wisdom. You will leave us with ancient ideas that will seem new, and a deeper understanding of Mexico’s history, culture and people… all through healthy plant foods.
Welcome to Mexico!
Bienvenido a México!
You're a traveller...
Let us show you how you can make a positive impact on the local community by enjoying the freshest, seasonal produce.
Healthy street food? We cover that too!
You're a newcomer, here to stay...
Meet your local marchantas!
Our market tours and cooking classes will help you navigate with confidence and connect with local produce vendors – key to getting the best local produce and contributing to your new community.
Share A meaningful 'taste of place'
Thursdays in Mérida...
Corn to Comal
The Tortilla and the Mayan Milpa
Authentic, local, fresh and healthy...
Demystify your market experiences...
Frutas y Verduras
A Fresh Food Lover's Guide to Mexico
This thorough primer of some of Mexico’s most emblematic plant ingredients has been designed to set you up for eating the freshest regional produce in Mexico – in season, culturally relevant, delicious and healthful.
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