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In Mexico, plant foods keep indigenous culture alive.

Authentic, respectful conversation about food that matters

Regional fruits, vegetables and herbs are not only the foundation of the gastronomy, they have shaped Mexican culture and identity.

Plant foods steeped in history are the source of life, of medicine, of tradition and community.

We love food that tastes good– even better when it supports good health. This is not only important to us as eaters, it’s important to us as contributors to local community. It’s our responsibility to honor the people that grow the food, sell it, and depend on it for their livelihoods and for the preservation of a healthy culture.

Our cooking classes, market tours and unique experiences celebrate these foods, but even more importantly, the people to whom they matter. 

Join us. Dig deep into what ‘taste of place’ means in Mexico. Enjoy good food with great impact.

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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.

 

Together, we can have an impact.

Connecting people

We give local people a platform to share wisdom and knowledge passed down through generations.

Sustainable
Food Systems

Meet people who sell produce obtained by foraging or from small-plot agricultural systems. These practices support a healthy planet.

Local benefit

Choosing local produce puts money directly into local hands and supports small businesses and families.

A TRIP ADVISOR FAVORITE
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Thursdays in Mérida...

Corn to Comal

The Tortilla and the Mayan Milpa

  • Family friendly
  • Hands on
  • Vegan + Gluten-free

Authentic, local, fresh and healthy...

Inclusivity!

Plant foods are for everyone, and by nature, vegan-friendly. And, as Mexico’s cuisine is largely corn-based, we easily accommodate gluten-free diets!

Community

Experience true community with people who share your love and care for good food grown in healthy systems.

Cultural Insight

Learn how plant foods and the systems of growing and selling them have impacted Mexico's culture and people over time – from ancient civilizations to modern gastronomy

FAIR + JUST

The ticket price takes into account fair pay. And as you learn to use local ingredients, there's further benefit to local communities.

I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable."

Sustainable traditionS

We focus on foods grown in ancestral ways, in systems that have long sustained indigenous communities. There is wisdom in these ways.

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. 

Download for iOS or Android.

Frutas y Verduras e-book

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Buenos días! Still playing with saramuyo over here, getting ready for class this Tuesday, which means I get to eat my new creation with pitahaya, yogurt and granola for breakfast. Nothing like experimenting with tropical fruits in the morning! Wanna know more about these fruits? Follow the link in my bio. Happy breakfasting!
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#saramuyo #funwithfruits #zapotenegro #pitahaya #pitahayayucateca #granola #granolacasera #cookingforhealth #cookinglocal #cookingwithplants #creativecooking #cookingclasses #eatmostlyplants #eatmoreplants #learnbydoing #experimentmore #plantbasedfoods #plantsofyucatan #merida #meridayucatan #meridamexico #yucatan #yucatanmexico #fyvmex #fyvmerida
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Frutas y Verduras is about collaborative partnerships. If you're in #Merida -or heading there- you'll want to meet Erin. Join her class series that starts next TUESDAY (October 8)to explore some of of the key plant ingredients of #yucatan #inseason #slowfood
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Take the series of 3 classes to go in depth, but classes.can also stand alone. Series will be run monthly. .....
Zoom in and read what some of Erin's past #cookingclass participants have had to say! She loves her work and her city!
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#meridayucatan #meridamexico #yucatantravel #meridatour #meridafood #vegan #veganmexicanfood #plantbaseddiet #eatplants #milpa #nomadlife #nomadtravel #mexico #mexicofood #heritage #foodculture #vegetariantravel
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Working with saramuyo getting ready for Fall and Winter sessions of Cooking with Yucatan Plant Foods Everyday 🥑🍅🍌🍍🌽🍠🥒🌶️🍊 starting October 8, with more sessions through January 2020. Each session is 3 classes on consecutive Tuesdays. Solo classes also available if you can't make all 3. Online booking opening soon! .
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So back to this awesome fruit. Saramuyo is native to Yucatan and known as Ts' almuy in Maya. It's subtly sweet white flesh is very versatile if a bit of work to separate from the many seeds. Check out my story to see what I did with it. I'll give you a preview- it was delicious! .
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#saramuyo #annona #frutasmayas #funwithfruits #eatlocal #cookinglocal #cookingclass #creativecooking #plantbasedfoods #plantbased #eatmoreplants #mostlyplants #merida #meridayucatan #meridamexico #fyvmex #fyvmerida
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Sampling some mamey zapote and it's delightful frozen equivalent as part of the Plant Food Lovers tour, a brand new offering in the works from Casa Misterio, in proud collaboration with fyvmexico. More details soon! .
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#meridayucatan #merida #meridamexico #travelfoodie #plantbasedfoodie #plantbasedfood #eatlocal #supportlocal #casamisterio #fyvmex #fyvmerida #plantfoods #foodporn #venavisitarnos #comeandvisit
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Temporada de #huitlacoche - rainy season and this otherwise beautiful #criollo #corn with its opaline pink and blue kernels has been infected with a hideous grey-black fungus. Who would eat that ?? .
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#gastronomy #foodculture #foodtraveller #foodforest #realfood #foodsovereignty #mexicotravel #mexico #fungi #mushroom #nahuatl #heritage #maiz #sinmaiznohaypais
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Today's delicious, healthy and filling lunch after a fun Corn to Comal Class
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Students are always pleasantly surprised by how filling and satisfying these plant based dishes are. An achiote-seasoned broth brimming with chaya, chayote, calabasita, carrot and avocado, plus Susi's mother's albóndigas de pepita and plentiful fresh tortillas hechas a mano; add a salsa de habanero muy picante and a glass of agua de chaya con limón...a meal fit for...well, anyone! .
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Thursday mornings at Casa Misterio. Link in bio. See more scenes from today's class in my story! .
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#cookingclass #masterclass #cookinglocal #plantbasedfoods #traditionalfood #comidatradicional #comidayucateca #yucatecanfood #comidadelpueblo #learnbydoing #naturallyvegan #notjustforvegans #veganfoodie #culturalexchange #plantbasedtravel #eatmoreplants #prehispanicfood #merida #meridayucatan #meridamexico #yucatan #yucatanmexico #fyvmerida #fyvmex
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I'm giving a lot of love to @entretierras in #pueblamexico - this #salad Xoxoctic is a part of my "Frutas y Verduras story" Five, maybe 6 years ago - my last visit to Puebla- I had this very salad composed of quelites (broadly referring to edible uncultivated greens which in some circles might be called weeds, in others, #wildgreens ). Specifically #quintonil and huauzontle - the leaves and buds of #amaranth , #flordecalabaza ( #squashflowers ) and #verdolagas (#purslane ). Such intense #nutritious greenery! I was so delighted (being otherwise full of mole Poblano) and since I was eating alone, as usual, I struck up a conversation with the manager, Armando. He sat and chatted with me through to dessert (which was also memorable). I recalled this salad and that conversation many times over the years, because of recommendations Armando had given me for places I later went to, but couldn't recall the name of the restaurant. My memory was quickly jogged when I saw Google maps suggested it as the closest open restaurant to my hotel the other night! Armando is no longer there, but the salad is exactly as I remember, and the staff was as warm and welcoming as he had been.
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#puebla #mexicotravel #foodjourney #foodlover #comesaludable #culinarytravel #foodculture #milpa #slowfood #realfood #prehispanico #ensaladas #indigenousfood
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Saved this last bite of classic Dutch Baby pancake with microdiced papaya, honey and pepita-cinnamon sugar so I could snap a pic before gobbling the rest of it up. Made this for this morning's 5 year-old breakfast guest, but I think cinnamon and sugar mixed with ground squash seeds is my new favorite go-to sweet sprinkle. It has that comforting cinnamon toast vibe, plus a nutty something extra. Is there anything that pepita does not make better? Not if you ask me! .
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