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Part of our itinery was a cooking lesson with Maria at her home. We went and listened and watched... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann G
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Amazing and informative class with the lovely Maria - simply delicious!!

Highly recommend doing this cooking class in Kochi, great value, centrally located and lots of fun... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
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Burgher Street ,Fort Cochin. | Fort Paradise Garden Cafe, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of our itinery was a cooking lesson with Maria at her home. We went and listened and watched her. She is very likeable and we enjoyed it. We also ate the different dishes she had made for our lunch.

1  Thank Ann G
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend doing this cooking class in Kochi, great value, centrally located and lots of fun. My brother and I did this cooking class together and had an awesome time. Maria is really kind and friendly and very knowledgable, she was also eager to have...More

1  Thank Tourist1991
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Maria is simply the best. My husband and I were so looking forward to out nonveg class with Maria, and it exceeded our expectations. Maria gave a thorough background of the 9 essential spices, and the difference in north/south indian cuisine, which we were unfamiliar...More

Thank MLB0714
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Maria's cooking class was excellent. We requested a vegetarian menu and Maria obliged. Maria's English is perfect therefore there was no misunderstandings. Maria explained to us all the subtle combinations of herbs and spices, gave us recipes and if you need to you can take...More

3  Thank ErinF1795
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had the good sense to kill a little time in Fort Kochi doing something a lot more productive than just wandering around looking at old churches and fishing nets. Fortunately for us, we discovered Maria's South Indian Cooking Class. This was...More

2  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Maria has run cooking classes for over 17 years and before that, she cooked in restaurants for 12 years. She is experienced in all aspects of Indian cooking but her classes are tailed towards South Indian specialties. I took a veg cooking class alone with...More

1  Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We did the cooking course today with Maria. It was fantastic. She is very welcoming and friendly and explains everything so well. We cooked 5 keralan dishes and they were all really tasty which we got to eat at the end. She is very passionate...More

1  Thank Bridget A
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Maria started class with explaining the important points of spices. She also explained difference between south and north dishes. It was worth knowing and very new knowledge for me. We made fish curry and 3 vegetable dishes. It was all very healthy, and super delicious!!...More

Thank RumiS72
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This lady is a thoroughly professional and knowledgeable teacher who clearly loves the whole process of preparing and cooking beautiful local food. We were a class of 3, and had good hands-on opportunities to prepare a variety of delicious food, and to learn about the...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The most amazing cooking class. Easy to understand and simple. I learnt so much about spices and Indian culture. She was very professional. Easily the best food I had eaten in the 2 weeks of being out here. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Can't...More

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Sandra L
9 January 2018|
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Response from Sonnie2010 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandra, sorry for the delay I only just saw your question. I think Kochi is definitely worth a visit. You could stop by there for 2 nights and spend a couple of days up at Munnar in the tea plantations for a night as... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from Emma L | Reviewed this property |
I have her cell, but trip advisor will not allow me to post it on here, but if you're in the area, you can easily stop by and make the appointment in person. You need to pre-book as she will make sure she has availability... More