Laura’s Cocina, since 2008
Laura’s Cocina officially started in 2008 in a small kitchen in a language school and was run under the name of Cooking with Laura & Friends (http://www.cookingclassesinmexico.com). I started by giving the cooking classes in a language school that my husband and I run. We sold the school in 2012 and now I am giving cooking classes from my home in the historic center of Querétaro, México. In 2013, I launched this new website – with the help of my husband who is a computer programmer – to give my work a more recognizable name and a new look to the website. This new website also gives me the ability to start uploading photos, recipes and student testimonials so that I can build a community around it. So keep checking back regularly for updates and let me know what you think of the new look.
But the core mission and goal remain the same. Teaching people from around the world how to cook delicious Mexican cuisine in a simple and fun way.
A day in Laura’s Cocina
A typical day in Laura’s Cocina starts at 9:00 AM where we all meet at my house in the centro histórico of Querétaro. After a quick introduction and tour we take a trip just 2 blocks away to El Mercado de la Cruz, the most famous and oldest market in the city. Their we buy all the ingredients for the class. You will participate in every step of the purchases, but don’t worry if you don’t know any Spanish. I am also a trained Spanish language teacher and will help you every step of the way.
Once we finish purchasing all the ingredients we will come back to my home and start making everything from scratch. Depending on what dishes we make we usually finish the cooking between 1:00-3:00 PM. Once we are done, we all go up to my rooftop patio (the highest in the centro historico) and enjoy the meals we prepared. After all, eating together is part of the Mexican cooking experience.
A Word From Laura:
“Welcome to the Mexican cooking classes in Laura’s Cocina. In Mexico we have a long tradition of creating delicious food to be shared with friends and family. It is my privilege to be able to share this tradition with you. I was first introduced to the wonders of Mexican cooking by my grandmother when I was a little girl. I would spend hours helping her cook meals for everybody in the family. As I grew up I was able to travel extensively in Mexico and around the world and I learned how to use cook new dishes with new ingredients. I am now happy to be teaching the cooking classes here in Querétaro, so that I can share what I have learned with you.”