“I am not a cook. However, after one afternoon of cooking with Barb, I not only received an incredible meal, but there was this little spark inside of me that I discovered. I think I might actually enjoy cooking. It was this new feeling of putting time and effort into cooking, and in the end, I had a meal that was not just taking up space on my table, but a meal that had a little history behind it, a meal that had new and interesting flavors and a meal that made an evening unique”.
Mallory Coffin Sharp – Chiles en Nogada. Colorado Springs, CO
“Barb’s engaging personality, coupled with her passion for authentic Mexican recipes and techniques, makes for a memorable (and delicious!) cooking class like nothing I have experienced before. I can’t wait to go back!”.
Alice Barnett, in-home cooking class. Manitou Springs, CO
“Barb has a way that makes cooking interesting, tasty & learning the culture of Mexico. Enjoyed all the flavors, salsa, tortilla soup, guacamole, flan & fantastic chicken mole tamales”
“Thank you Barb for sharing your gift of cooking Mexican food with us. You had a beautiful spirit and welcoming energy. I’m so excited to take this cooking back to my home”
Tiffany Harris – Tamales cooking class. Colorado Springs, CO
“What a fantastic time! I learned so much, and had a great time too. Thanks for an amazing evening”
Teresa Farney – Tamales cooking class. Colorado Springs, CO
“Fun evening. Class was well organized and the food beyond delicious. Worth every minute.”
“What an amazing way to spend an evening with friends, enjoying great company and learning how to make delicious, authentic Mexican food the right way! Barbara came completely prepared, not only with her unstoppable enthusiasm but an easy to understand recipe and an undeniable LOVE for cooking”.
Sherry Thevenot, La Jolla CA
” Barbara, you brought Mexican food alive with spirit & soul, spice & sauces. Olé! Gracias”
Ann Craig, in-home cooking class. La Jolla, CA
“How can I ever thank you for such a lovely presentation for my friends. You are indeed my extended family. I feel so fortunate” (Chiles en Nogada)
“Genial! Thank you for your patience + sharing your passion for cooking. We had so much fun.”
Mary Lou Malphus, La Jolla, CA
“This class was such a surprise; this is truly a cultural wonder. The layers of flavors, the history of Mexico and its regions, the novel ingredients. Mexican cooking is more than refried beans and rice. It was fun, delicious, and made me close my eyes with delight. Gracias!”
Jenny Bolt – Tamales cooking class. Colorado Springs, CO
“So glad I discovered your class on Facebook. So much fun! Can’t wait to participate again, and you’re a wonderful teacher 🙂 “
“Thank you for the wonderful cooking experience! The food was delicious, the commentary muy interesante, and the new friendships beautiful.”
“Moving to Colorado from the loving grips of my big Italian family on the east coast was difficult. Would I ever be able to recreate those boisterous, generous, delicious family meals that I grew up with? As soon as Barb stepped into the kitchen with her stories of Mexico, her family traditions, her passionate salsa dancing and salsa eating, all those memories happily came back to me. I was surrounded by the freshest ingredients, aromas and experienced the liveliness of an authentic Mexican Cocina. Delicious food – Great friends – and Barb’s family recipes! Anyone with an appetite for authentic Mexican cuisine and culture needs to experience Cocina Corazón!“.
“I have wanted to learn to make tamales for years, and never had the courage to try. After this class, I will be a tamale-making queen! Thanks Barb for being an awesome teacher, so sweet and knowledgeable!”
“Great info, hands-on, excellent entertainment, but even better authentic food! Thank you Barbara for bringing Mexico to Colorado! :)”