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Maria's South Indian Cooking Class

Burgher Street ,Fort Cochin. | Fort Paradise Garden Cafe, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 97468 87454
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Best indian food ever

Maria is a great teacher with a passion for traditional slow cooked food. The cooking experience is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Quentin C
via mobile
Professional cook mixed with Personal Love

I would rate this class higher than 5 out of 5. Maria's evident passion and love for cooking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Indian Wells, California
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Burgher Street ,Fort Cochin. | Fort Paradise Garden Cafe, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 97468 87454
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Maria is a great teacher with a passion for traditional slow cooked food. The cooking experience is insightful and the eating part following a delight!

Thank Quentin C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would rate this class higher than 5 out of 5. Maria's evident passion and love for cooking combined with 25+ years of professional cooking experience made this class unmissable. She had as much fun as we did, as she excitedly explained the health benefits...More

Thank kaykb45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maria cooking classes are in her home in Fort Kochi in a very central location. My husband and I really enjoyed this cooking class with Maria it was a great experience. Maria is wonderful; she is very knowledgeable she has such a brilliant understanding of...More

1  Thank elaineb3065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What shocked us most learning from Maria, is her gentle hand on the spice rack. We came expecting to see great quantities of spices being used, and what we saw was a woman with deep understanding of how spices "work" and how to mix them...More

Thank galbel84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Maria's cooking class , what a wonderful experience . We were in a group of 6 people . We were invited into Maria's home and welcomed by her husband George . We went into her kitchen and seated at her kitchen table ,where a...More

Thank Debby J
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Maria has so much knowledge, passion and experience that I strongly recommend taking some means of recording ample notes during your class. At the beginning, with the ingredients immediately before us, she provided rich background information on the health benefits of spices, the essence and...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Maria's South Indian Cooking Class was a highlight of my trip to Fort Kochi! Maria is incredibly knowledgable about spicing of dishes and makes sure that you understand the properties and proportions of each spice required depending on what you are cooking. Even though she...More

1  Thank coco-channell92
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We were a little stuck for something to do when docking in Cochin for 1 day on a cruise. I turned to trip advisor for help and spotted this which caught my attention straight away as my husband is a keen amateur chef and loves...More

Thank lorhen1966
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We have been saving to do a cooking course till the end of our trip and we have not been disappointed. Maria is very knowledgeable and you can tell this woman loves to cook Indian food. She explains everything perfectly and gives you all the...More

Thank Londontraveller1412
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Learning to cook with Maria was undoubtedly a highlight of our 3 weeks in Kerala. She is both so knowledgable and personable, and clearly has real integrity for the traditions of Indian cooking. We learned so much, and ate so well - the best meal...More

Thank TravellingWillPT
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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
25 January 2017|
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Response from HannahLudlow | Reviewed this property |
I don't I'm afraid but if you go there and knock on her door then you will find her.