En español | Navigate bustling food markets for squash blossoms, roam colonial villages, stop by roadside fondas for homemade Mexican treats, and create your own meals in rustic kitchens. Cooking programs offer travelers a chance to absorb Mexico’s rich culture while learning new skills.
Whichever program you choose, the cuisine likely reflects the chef’s own time-honored family recipes or a penchant for particular regional dishes. So expect everything from a variety of moles—a favorite dish throughout the country—to simpler rice-based dishes and stews. Here’s a sampler of cooking schools you might want to taste test.