In Mérida, discover the plant food culture of the Maya
Fall/Winter Class Series - reserve your space now!
Cooking Plant Foods of the Yucatan Every Day!
3-class series on consecutive Tuesdays.
Sessions begin: Oct 8 / Nov 5 / Dec 3 / Jan 7
Celebrate the regional fruits, vegetable and herbs of Yucatán, by learning how to integrate them into your daily diet.
Under Erin’s guidance, you’ll explore new ingredients and prepare them in different ways. Instead of using recipes, this class will focus on techniques, gaining confidence in experimentation and –of course– enjoying the delicious ‘fruits’ of your labor!
Single classes as space permits
Erin Gómez Danielson
I was born and raised in the foodie Mecca of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and am a certified Natural Chef with ten years experience in professional kitchens. What I most love about living here in Merida is how integral food is to the culture and how willing locals are to share it with everyone who visits.
My Merida-born and bred husband and I moved back to his home city in 2014 and we now have two young children. I’ve spent the last four years learning about Merida, Yucatán and Mexico from everyone I meet here; be it what food to bring to a party, how to properly fry masa for panuchos, or how to drink your cerveza like a local.
I’m honored to collaborate with Frutas y Verduras Mexico in creating a tour that brings the proud plant food heritage of this region to a wider audience.
Susi Noh Un
Susi is from the community of Sacalaca, Quintana Roo. She grew up harvesting food from their traditional milpa farm: corn, chiles, squash, greens and fruits.
Eating in season and using every part of each plant has always been the everyday practice in her family and community. Each evening the corn must be prepared by soaking it in lime so that it will be ready to be ground the next day for tortillas, and each day begins by draining and rinsing that corn to make the dough to be pressed into tortillas.
Susi loves to teach about her traditional food, though it took some convincing for her to believe that we wanted her to share the typical everyday dishes that contained no meat!