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Maria's South Indian Cooking Class

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Address: Burgher Street ,Fort Cochin. | Fort Paradise Garden Cafe, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Maria,s cooking class was part of the Citrus holidays tour and very definitely a highlight

Maria, and her Husband were a delight from start to finish, The knowledge you gain for Maria excellent class gives a brilliant insight on how to achieve balance in any recipe, not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maria, and her Husband were a delight from start to finish, The knowledge you gain for Maria excellent class gives a brilliant insight on how to achieve balance in any recipe, not just Indian. The meal we collectively cooked in less than an hour, was probably the best meal we had on our ten day Citrus holidays tour of Kerala.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maria's cooking class was recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. Maria went through all the spices used in Southern and Northern cooking, explaining the ratios and health benefits to each one. We were shown how to make four dishes and given the opportunity to have a go which made you feel very involved. We got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was travelling by myself at the time (23 year old woman), and i can safely say i felt at home with Maria. she was patient, kind and an amazing teacher/cook. of my three weeks through north and south india, Maria's was one of the best things i did, and by far the best cooking course. contact her first if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time learning from Maria. Great teacher and delicious food! A must for when visiting Fort Kochi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This class takes place in Maria's home. She introduces all the herbs and spices, and explains how much to use (much more than I have used in the past), and, more importantly, the underlying principles of their use. She prepares and cooks several dishes, which you then eat for lunch. We very much enjoyed both parts of the session! Her... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love indian cooking, and wanted to learn more about the whys and hows behind curry creation and was not disappointed! Maria has so much knowledge that she shares during the class that you can't write quickly enough to take it all in! We had 4 curries (plus an accompaniment) to cook between us and she took us through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise,such lovely genuine people, we had an amazing morning. Maria is a master with her spices, we learnt so much,not just about cooking but culture as well. I would thoroughly recommend this to any one, even if you are not interested in cooking, the delicious meal afterwards was worth it. Thank you Maria and George for enriching our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Don't go here expecting a gleaming industrial cook's kitchen. Instead you will see and learn how to cook on a simple gas stove in part of Maria's kitchen. She has a second stove in another part of the kitchen which can be used to keep the longer cooking items in process without overheating your working area. Maria will help you... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Maria and her husband were so nice! We learned a lot about the indian kitchen and were able to take the recipes home with us. The food was so good - thank you so much!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Maria and George made our small group feel very welcome in their home, both were friendly, and interesting to chat with. Maria was extremely knowledgeable, and explain ed both the cooking use and health benefits of all the herbs and spices that she used. She cooked us a Keralan fish curry, a chicken curry, a spiced cabbage dish and rice.... More 

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