Cookery classes in Cusco
Take a morning cookery class in Cusco and pick up some Peruvian culinary skills.
What to expect
You will first be taken shopping by a local English-speaking cook, browsing amongst the market stalls with the local people to buy ingredients. Food shopping the Andean way is an interactive experience! Then, back at the cook's house you make a start, preparing a pisco sour, starters and main courses. This is hands-on rather than a demonstration, and you will be shown what to do at each stage. By the end, together you'll have produced a tasty lunch to share, washed down with a glass of wine.
You'll leave with a unique souvenir to take home: the ability to cook a Peruvian meal! Perhaps lomo saltado - a stir fry combining marinated strips of beef with onions, tomatoes and french fries served with rice. Easy and tasty!
Where to go
The cooking experience takes place in Cusco, visiting a local food market and preparing a meal in a Cusqueno house.
When to go
This cookery experience runs year round and on all days of the week. If you have a spare morning in Cusco, we can arrange it.
How to do it
You don’t need any particular skills for this trip, just a willingness to be involved, as you’ll be expected to get stuck in rather than watch from the sidelines, which makes it much more fun! You’ll also have the satisfaction of having produced a delicious plate of food! You’ll be collected from your hotel in the morning and taken back again after your lunch, and the whole experience will take about 4-5 hours.