You might think cooking is not for everybody but trust us, Lina can make a person with cero cooking skills the most experienced cook. Her incredible patience, knowledge and her magic hands can prepare anything and under any circumstance. We were recently taking a class with her and it was the most amazing experience. Something that never happens (a power outage on the block) was threatening our adventure. But with apron on and spoon in hand Lina guided us through it. The lack of electricity was no impediment for us to prepare corn soup/cream, poc-chuc rib eye, flan and soft handmade corn tortillas from the scratch! All that in just a few hours, under full moon and with candle lights. We got all the details for you to be part of this incredible tour and enjoy an afternoon in Tulum the way we did.
The minimum size group required for the cooking class is two people, maximum is 8 people. Age is also not a big thing, Lina has had 5 year old cooks who can handle kitchen utensils like a pro. Of course we highly recommend that a parent is present at all times. This activity is 100% family friendly, we highly recommend you to book for groups from 3 to 8 people. If you are fearing that your lack of abilities in the kitchen might get in the way. Don’t worry, with Lina´s guidance you can pull any meal and cook like a professional. Tips to cut, boil, roast or fry are also provided along with the cook instructions. And she will be by your side at all times, making sure you taste every flavor and you enjoy the whole experience. By the end of the evening you will enjoy of an incredible dinner prepared by your very hands. You will be surprised by the delicious food you are able to create with the right ingredients and Lina´s help.
When you cook with Lina, every Little detail matters, from her beautiful handmade flowered dress to the Mexican music playing during the class. It is not just the ingredients, the ambiance is very important. She makes sure you are comfortable at all times and you have enough beer on your glass. For her the fresh ingredients locally purchased are just part of the equation. Plenty of tips are provided not just for the meals you will be preparing with her, but for any upcoming cooking in your future. If you don’t have the exact same ingredients at home, do not worry. She will make sure you know the similar options you can get to create the same meals and make it as tasty as the one you are preparing. The best thing is her cooking classes fit absolutely everybody, travelers with special diet, gluten-free celiacs and even vegans. Family also matters, Lina´s sister Miriam will be assisting the class and during the class they will tell you cool stories of Mexico and its cooking traditions.
The class usually lasts around 3 hours. This of course depends on the menu previously selected and your own abilities, but most travelers take around 4 hours per class. Lina´s kitchen is located in the heart of Tulum town, very close to the main highway but far from the noise and crowds. The rate for the class as of right now is $85.00usd. And it is highly recommended to book in advance as soon as possible to guarantee availability. On the menu you will have 4 different options; an entrée, cream or soup, the main dish and the last meal that is usually dessert. The beer or water is provided for you to cool off and relax during the class. In case of any dietary need or allergy is imperative to notify in advance, so that Lina can offer the best menu choice for you. Lina´s cooking class is also the perfect gift for someone who is visiting for the first time this area. Friends, couples, children, Lina´s cooking classes are perfect to discover your cooking abilities. Don´t miss the best opportunity to know about Mexican traditions and culture, and book your cooking class with Lina. We had the honor of interviewing Lina for the LocoGringo Podcast. Discover her tips, recommendations and know her a little bit more.