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January 19, 2008


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Jean Vives

I am looking for a serious culinary institute in Mexico-hopefully in Guadalajara.
The cost of culinary school in the US is very high and I wonder if I can find an education of 5 months plus in Mexico? Any help would be wonderful.
Respectfully--Jean Vives

Susan Fried

I am a casting director in New York City and I am doing a talent search for the Food Network.

We are looking for a Hispanic female chef who cooks traditional Mexican dishes.

I know this is very specific which is why I am casting a wide net and reaching out to anyone I think can help!

Would you know anyone like this who lives in the States?

Thank you,
Susan Fried
212 780-3342


I'm a writer working on a novel set at a cooking school in Mexico. Years ago I lived in Guadalajara and worked at the English language newspaper there. Now I have just a few questions about whether certain ingredients available locally that I would like to ask.




I was wondering what is the name and location of the Mexican restaurant in Maryland that used Chef Rose marie as a consultant.


Being a Culinary Tourist is the best way to become educated!And traveling to a cookery school is excellent.
Food I have to say is the best method of learning about any culture/country and its people. The simple act of breaking bread in climates new allows the tourist to stay within their food-comfort zone or push it well beyond their usual limits! carefull with the chilli now!! but not on the Margeritas!!

Culinary Tourists on average perform 6 times more research prior to their journeys in order to find out what is unique about their destination, or indeed in order to decide upon their destination.

As a budding amature chef I have spent hours researching books/the web/speaking to people about destinations new in order to find places to stretch my cookery wings.

My blogging chats have led me to a new site that is pretty new so I am not sure when it will be live, but when it does it promises to assist us foodies in so many ways.

You will be able to search by the type of experience you want, localist, veggie, organic, budget, or hi-end, cooking schools [yey!], shops, tours, you will be able to follow chocolate, cheese or even chilli themes!
Book tables on line, read customers reviews, the philosophy of the restaurant or school and wait for this, I think this is so cool, you will be able to use GPS on mobiles [just coming to us in the UK] to find the local hidden culinary gem that hides in the back streets!
There will also be a societal atmosphere too and for us foodies to search it will be free to use!
The site aims to be global within time so we will be able to identify our own itinerary and even print it off prior to travelling-fitting in all the schools, vineyards, breweries and eateries we can handle.

The site will also allow the smaller, more unique place to have a place alongside the bigger boys, it will not be hosting chains-hurrah. I mean we all know where Starbucks is right?
The site is called and so far I have seen US info gradually increasing on there, but I don’t think it has launched proper yet.
I think this is one to keep our eyes upon!! foodies unite!!

C.M. Mayo

I wish I were in town to take a class! This is so good to know about.


Another great post!

what I would like to know though is where that picture of the corn comes from? I love that.

Thanks, Jonna, your support means a lot.

The picture of the corn is actually just a section of a painting from Rose Marie's private collection. It's even more beautiful in person!

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