Donning the Chef’s hat

Maybe some of you out there are like me. When it comes to cooking, I can hold my own, but when it gets down to the really good stuff, I’m pretty lost. That’s why I’ve taken an active interest in learning from the masters. Perhaps, like me, you’ve also never considered taking a cooking class — but in my research, cooking classes (even the online kind) are surprisingly pretty good deals.

Here’s a few (online) cooking classes that you might like to check out:

Epicurious Cooking School

Mexican Cuisine:

Cost: $49 for four hours of instruction, PLUS the first class is free!


  • Overview and Salsas
  • Chiles
  • Moles
  • Tamales
  • Ceviches
  • Pork & Tortillas
  • Rice & Seafood
  • Beef & Beans

Universal Class

Tex-Mex Cuisine:

Cost: $30 for six-month subscription ($55 for a CEU Certificate)


  • Tex Mex Cuisine
  • Classic Tex-Mex Recipes
  • Salsa, Rice, and Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Tex-Mex Flavors
  • Guacamole, Beans and Quesadillas
  • Beer Battered Fritters, Pizza, and Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Nachos, Beef and Chipotle Pasta, and Corn on the Cob
  • Chimichangas, Potato Bake, and Baked Chicken
  • Chili
  • Marinades, Soups, and Potatoes
  • Beverages

Live Linga

    Mexican (Link:

    Cost: $99 for 4-5 hours of instruction (cooking and language instruction simultaneously)

    Lesson: (Choose one of four)

    1. Sopes – Salsa de Chipotle Molcajeta – Jamaica

    2. Tostadas de Tinga – Guacamole en Molcajete – Pepino con Limon

    3. Gorditas – Salsa Verde Molcajeta – Pina con Apio

    4. Mole – Enchiladas de Pollo/Queso -Tamarindo

    Happy Cooking!

    AboutMexGrocer Staff Writer

    Amanda is a gringo new to the world of Mexican Cuisine. She has lived in San Diego all her life, and has even made a couple trips across the border. She loves new cultures and thinks the best fun is exploring that culture through food!

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