Teaching Traditional Guatemalan Cuisine
Visitors curious about traditional Mayan cuisine should add the Ixiim Cooking School to their to-do list.
San Pedro La Laguna, situated on the shores of Lake Atitlán, is a popular destination featuring dramatic scenery, breathtaking hiking trails and waterfalls, numerous yoga centers, Spanish schools and lively nightlife. Visitors curious about traditional Mayan cuisine should add the Ixiim Cooking School to their to-do list while in San Pedro.
During an approximately three-hour cooking class, participants will learn to make authentic Guatemalan cuisine with traditional cooking methods over an open flame.
Touch, feel, taste, learn and experience are the focus of the course at the school, whose name means corn, which is represented by the color of the walls and the logo of the Maya god of corn.
In particular, chef and co-owner Li shares her culinary and cultural knowledge and that of her ancestors paired with authentic pampering of the palate. The school’s stone grinder is a relic of Li’s family, and students will taste the difference by not using a blender.
The menu features pepían and jocón, and the corn tortillas that go with them, as well as refreshing rosa de jamaica and horchata beverages. Afterward, participants can enjoy their meal, served in clayware, in the school’s beautiful garden surrounded by trees and the songs of birds. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free variations of the dishes are also available.
The course is conducted in Spanish, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their language skills, in addition to learning some local Tz’utujil words. For those with little or no Spanish, not to worry—co-owner Angela speaks German and English and has translators to assist.
For an unforgettable experience and a feast of the senses, take
the cooking class at Ixiim Cooking School. Welcome and ¡utz epetik!
Contact Ixiim Cooking School at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (502) 4282-5593
Article by REVUE staff.