This cooking tour and course will center around Ecuadorian dishes created using potatoes and fresh chili peppers. You’ll start the tour with a visit to the main local market in the historic center of Cuenca. Here you’ll purchase some of the ingredients you’ll be using later. It’s a great opportunity to experience local culture and everyday life. You’ll learn about Andean products and the way to order produce at the market.
You’ll then take a short walk through the old town to Catalina’s kitchen where you’ll learn how to cook Ecuadorian dishes using different potato varieties and a range of ají
sauces made using fresh chili peppers. After the class you will then get to sit back and enjoy the food you’ve prepared. The tour lasts about 5 hours.
We need a minimum of 5 participants to maintain this special group price. If you have any particular dietary requirements, please let us know when booking to tour.
You’ll learn to cook
· Locro de papas
(Thick potato soup served with cheese and avocado)
· Tamal de papa
(Potato dough filled with meats or vegetables and steamed in a leaf wrap)
(Potato cakes filled with cheese)
· Pan de papa
· A variety of different types of ají
, a sauce made with fresh chili peppers combined with either pepa de sambo
(squash seeds), tomate de árbol
(tree tomato), maracuya
(passion fruit) and more.
This tour includes
· A bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
· Market tour
· Cooking class with professional chef
· All ingredients
This tour does not include
· Any other service not mentioned herein
This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of the available options for travel in Ecuador. But keep in mind: