Mérida

What's most striking about Yucatan is how connected the everyday person is to where their food comes from. The pride they have in their cooking traditions, the casual ease with which they detail family recipes, the widespread knowledge of growing seasons and indigenous plants.

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Select from workshops, cooking classes and market tours...

Verdolagas

Corn to Comal
Tortillas & the Mayan Milpa

Susi Noh Un, our expert from Sacalaca, Quintana Roo, guides us step-by-step in hand-making tortillas along with a variety of plant-based fillings and accompaniments.
Erin Gomez Danielson facilitates...
FAMILY FAVORITE

Duration Approx 3 Hrs

MERIDA FRESH MARKET TOUR

Erin Gomez Danielson leads this essential exploration of regional fruits, vegetables and other culinary plants that define the cuisine of Yucatán. Short on time? Join the market tour only, but you'll be sorry to miss the optional class and meal!

Duration 3- 4.5 Hrs

Cooking Plant Foods of the Yucatan Every Day!

This class series is an invitation to celebrate the regional fruits, vegetable and herbs of Yucatán, by learning how to integrate them into your own diet.
These classes suit vegans, vegetarians and omnivores
The only requirement is that you  want to make the most of fresh, local ingredients and love to experiment!
SERIES

Each Class Duration 3.5 - 4 Hrs

Mérida community

Erin Gómez Danielson

Mérida Lead

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

Mérida Guide

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 was simply their every day practice. Each day ended with the preparation of the corn so that it would be ready to be ground the next day for tortillas, and each day started by draining and rinsing that corn to make the dough. 

Susi loves to teach about her traditional food, though it took some convincing for her to believe that we wanted her to share those everyday dishes that contained no meat. 

Our Instagram Updates

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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Did you know the capilla (chapel) which stood in this very spot before construction of the Iglesia de San Juan, was built as an offering to Saint John to ask for his help banishing locusts which devastated crops in the region in the late 18th century? Yes! And the locusts did finally stop coming and abundance returned to the city's fields and gardens. Learn about this and much more food history of the Yucatán on the casamisteriomerida and fyvmexico Plant Food Lovers Tour. More details coming soon...contact us for more info. .
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Wondering what all these colorful pastes and mysterious herb mixes are? Join me on the Merida Plant Food Lover's Tour to learn about and taste indigenous fruits, vegetables and more, as we explore Mercado Lucas de Gálvez. Yucatan's food history is complex, fascinating and still evolving! Stop by our website for specifics about this tour and our other tasting tours! Learn about Plant Food Lover's Tours offered in other Mexican cities at www.fyvmexico.com! .
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Do you know what these are? Do you want to find out? Join a Merida Plant Food Lovers Tour and fill your brain with food history and your tummy with delicious fruits and vegetables. Tours currently offered Monday and Thursday. Link to our webpage in bio or check out fyvmexico.com to learn about this tour and other Plant Food Lovers events across Mexico! .
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Pozole Rojo for dinner at Casa Misterio. Learning about maíz nixtamal has been utterly life changing for me. Pozole is just one of so many dishes utilizing the plump corn kernels resulting from the centuries old technique of nixtamalizado to create something wholesome, delicious and nutritionally superior. Mexico, te amo 💕 .
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A late afternoon visit to the market and it's still as bustling as ever, though some vendors have gone home for the day. Still so many good looking fruits and vegetables to buy, including mountains of the season's best mandarinas and naranja agria. Want to explore Mercado Lucas de Gálvez with a Plant Food Lover? I'm your gal! Head on over to fyvmexico.com and read all about it! Now available every Monday and Thursday morning. .
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Seconds before we devoured these totally traditional, totally vegan polcanes; crispy fried masa stuffed with white beans, cilantro, local green onion and toasted ground squash seeds. Bursting with flavor, super filling and nutritious. A perfect way to begin a Plant Food Lovers Tour of Merida's central market. .
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Yucatecans know the secret to beating the heat is easy access to hydrating fruits, in an agua fresca or peeled, cut and ready to eat like this bright pink grapefruit for sale outside the supermarket. Add a little chile to stimulate the appetite that hot sun baked away and you'll be good as new! .
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The fresh produce of Yucatán is just around nearly every corner in Merida. Like these just-harvested coconuts I encountered near Iglesia San Cristobal, no doubt full of refreshing clear agua de coco. Now where's a machete (or a friendly coco vendor) when you need one? .
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