My wife and I signed up for Adentures Mexico "Taste of Yucatan" cooking class and it turned out to be so much more than just the cooking. We met Jorge, a young chef, who took us to the local market to shop for ingredients. What an experience! Jorge showed us through the entire market (As the central market in Merida, it is huge.) explaining along the way the various spices and peppers available for purchase. After carefully selecting our ingredients we took a bus to Laura's house north of downtown. Laura learned her cooking skills from her mother and grandmother. They can be proud of her. She showed us how to make a delicious Sopa de Lima con Pollo (lime soup) and chicken in achiote & sour orange juice steamed in banana leaves. Wonderful! Since it was just the four of us, we had an opportunity to visit, ask lots of questions, and really get to know our hosts which made the day and our time together very enjoyable. If you have a half day, this is a great way to experience life and living in Merida.