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Informative, fun and scrumptious!

Kirsten's knowledge of the history of Mexico and the indigenous food staples is amazing. Her... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
San Francisco, USA
Entertaining and Scrumptious Experience

Kirsten was fabulous. Her knowledge of local food and ingredients was amazing. She was funny and... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Debra B
Tampa, Florida
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Thank you for your interest in my cooking classes! I am an international chef, cooking instructor and have studied regional Mexican cuisine for over 25 years. For the past ten years I have been a full-time resident of San Miguel de Allende. In this...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Calle Orizaba 39A | Colonia San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende 37750, Mexico
+52 1 415 101 4155
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Kirsten's knowledge of the history of Mexico and the indigenous food staples is amazing. Her passion and love for the culture and food come through in her very thoughtful and informative lessons.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Kirsten was fabulous. Her knowledge of local food and ingredients was amazing. She was funny and very informative on Mexican history and culture. And the dishes that were served were both unique and extremely tasty. She is a warm and welcoming person - bring camera...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Debra B
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Muchas gracias Kirsten for a lovely class. We learned so much about Mexican history and cuisine, and we look forward to preparing your simple, authentic dishes for our family. No more bottled salsas or tortilla chips at our house!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lynn n
Kirsten W, Owner at La Pina Azul Escuela de Cocina, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you Lynn for taking the time to comment. I am happy that my class was inspirational to you. Saludos, Kirsten

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Far exceeded our expectations. It was fun, incredibly informative, delicious, entertaining, and unexpected. Kirsten's stories and knowledge are vast. I could have spent another 3 hours listening to her and would have loved to hear more about her incredible life and experiences. Very passionate about...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank talbothall
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We scheduled a cooking class for our friend’s birthday celebration. Kirsten’s depth of knowledge of Mexican cuisine, history and culture was brilliantly interwoven throughout the 3+ hours. We were mesmerized and hung on every word she said, while scribbling new and exciting tidbits onto the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Kirsten West's personal and inspiring Mexican cooking class teaches you about simple, tasty, and traditional recipes that you can take home to your own kitchen while educating you about Mexican culture, traditions and folklore. It was so incredible to have a basic hands on experience...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Dana P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I've been to several cooking classes both in the US and abroad, and this was the best. Kirsten West is amazing, first of all. She goes way beyond demonstrating recipes, and teaches students about the history of indigenous foods and peoples and how to incorporate...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank shaigh2017
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

How do you book a class or where is there a phone number to call ? I've been attempting to book or get more info but no one seems to answer email in SMA

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank msaucedo73
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

If you take one cooking class in San Miguel de Allende, make sure it is from Kirsten West. The female equivalent of the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" ads, Kirsten was a wealth of knowledge and stories. Every dish, every ingredient, every...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Stacy J
Kirsten W, Owner at La Pina Azul Escuela de Cocina, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

What a beautiful review. Your response to the food and class content warms my heart because you let me know that the message I am trying to give my students is: Mexican food and history is so unique and worth exploring. Thank you, muchisimas gracias.

Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had a great experience at Kirsten's today. She has more in depth information to share which really opens your mind to some of the incredible, indigenous foods that are available here in San Miguel. The class was fun and left absolutely filled with all the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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27 February 2017|
Response from Kirsten W | Property representative |
Thank you very much for asking about my cooking classes. Here are the details: Schedule: Classes are booked by appointment. This helps to fit into the travelers plans better than a ridged schedule. Class seize: A minimum... More