On The Road – The Little Mexican Cooking School


My husband and I went to Mexico for spring break this year. Even though we stayed in a place relatively close to Cancun, we actually avoided the tourists and the crowds. The town is Puerto Morelos and it’s just 20 minutes south of the Cancun airport. It’s a whole different vibe. We loved it and plan to visit again. In between a heavy schedule of reading and sitting by the ocean,  I had a chance to attend the Little Mexican Cooking School. Whatever your kitchen skills, it’s a lovely way to spend the day. They start with coffee and biscuits, move to an introduction of ingredients, then you’re off cutting and cooking and tasting. The day ends with eating the delectable dishes that you helped to prepare. The class is led by Chef Pablo Lopez Espinosa de los Monteros and takes place at Casa Caribe Bed & Breakfast.  Both the school and the inn are run by Catriona Brown. There’s also a shop on site that stocks many of the ingredients you might find hard to get at home.

  • March 10, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    Meanwhile, Back at the Little Mexican Cooking School » Kathi Littwin Photography - […] tried snorkeling and it was amazing. But back to the school, last time the chef at the school was Chef Pablo Lopez Espinosa de los Monteros. Chef Pablo has since opened a fabulous place for breakfast and lunch in town called El Nicho. We […]

  • February 27, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Rhonda - Hi Kathi,

    We met you on your last trip to the Little Mexican Cooking School. I hope you’re healthy and happy!
    Will you be posting any photos from the January trip? Would you happen to have pics of any of the salsa recipes that were made? We dropped the ball on taking photos.

    Your pictures and website are absolutely beautiful.
    Hope to hear form you soon,
    Rhonda (and Carrie) from California

  • April 25, 2012 - 7:21 pm

    Joan - Thanks for bringing back such great memories! We have stayed in Puerto Morelos twice now, most recently this past Christmas when my sister, my 3 daughters and I went to The Little Mexican Cooking School. It was a wonderful, and delicious, day.

  • April 25, 2012 - 1:38 pm

    Dorothy - Thank you so much for your beautiful photos of your day at the school. You really captured what a terrific experience it is. Truly the highlight of my Puerto Morelos vacation!

  • April 23, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    jerry frankel - great photos ! it brings back memories.my son has a beach house south of there.

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