fruits, vegetables and herbs shape Mexican Gastronomy, culture and identity.
For many Mexicans, meat is rarely on the menu. If you want to really explore the roots of Mexican cooking, you need to start with seasonal produce. Even though the Spanish introduced livestock, the diet of Mexico’s indigenous people remained close to the earth.
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. 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.
The impact of a True 'taste of place'
Thursdays in Mérida...
Corn to Comal
The Tortilla and the Mayan Milpa
Authentic, local, fresh and healthy...
Connect to regional culture
by embracing fresh local foods!
Frutas y Verduras
A Fresh Food Lover's Guide to Mexico
This thorough primer of some of Mexico’s most emblematic plant ingredients will make it easier for you to shop for and enjoy the freshest regional produce in Mexico – in season, delicious and healthful.
What you eat is a great way to connect daily with local community, and support local economy.
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