Enjoy a Home-Cooked Meal Prepared by Juan Carlos Cab, One of the Yucatan’s Best Home Cooks in Fifty Plus Nomad’s Beautiful Colonial Home, the Casa Los Dos Gallos, in Merida’s Historical Centro
Find Out What Makes the Yucatan Culture and Society So Unique
Discover My Secrets for Enjoying, Understanding, and Fitting Into the Yucatan’s Hospitable and Compelling Lifestyle Better
“Anyone who can leave the Yucatán with indifference has never been an artist and will never be a scholar.“
Experience Yucatan Food and Culture at a Colonial Home in Merida’s Historic Centro
Fifty Plus Nomad offers the unique Yucatan Experience Package to help tourists and expats discover what makes the Yucatan so unique and what it takes to successfully live and enjoy living in the Yucatan.
Join Us for a Home-Cooked Yucatan Meal
In 2018 James Beard award-winning author Samrin Nosrat dedicated an entire episode on Yucatan’s unusual regional cuisine in her Netflix series “Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat.”
Nosrat chose the Yucatan to highlight the region’s skill in incorporating acid into their cooking through the use of marinating meats in sour oranges, achiote powder, and traditional dishes and garnishes like sopa de lima and escabeche de pavo (turkey),
When I decided to provide a short workshop on Yucatan culture, I wanted to include a unit on experiencing the region’s food. At first, I thought about just doing a short class about the region’s food, but then I realized that such a course would be dull without the opportunity to try the food first-hand.
Thankfully, I had the perfect cook to prepare Yucatan’s unique regional cuisine in my home, the Casa Los Dos Gallos. my personal chef and business partner, Juan Carlos Cab
Rustic Yucatan Home-Cooked Meal
My business partner, Juan Carlos Cab, is an excellent cook. He has a degree in hospitality management and has catered many events around the Yucatan.
He and I offer a typical rustic home-cooked Yucatan meal for one to six people at the Casa Los Dos Gallos.
The menu changes to meet your needs, incorporate fresh seasonal ingredients, and showcase the best dishes from the Yucatan peninsula.
Juan Carlos also enjoys talking to guests about the Yucatan’s dishes, sharing recipes, and discussing the Yucatan’s food culture and traditions.
Introduction to Yucatan Culture and Society Workshop
Fifty-Plus Nomad offers our exclusive three-hour, one-on-one Yucatan Culture and Society Workshop designed for:
- Tourists who want to get a basic idea about how Yucatan culture functions and how to behave during their stay in the Yucatan.
- Expats living in Yucatán that want to understand a bit more about how to interact with locals.
- Anyone who wants to learn a little about the Yucatan’s history, cultural influence, and culinary traditions
- Expats and tourists who want to know how Yucatecan society differs from other parts of Mexico, the US, and Canadian cultures.
- Anyone who wants to sample what they could learn in the exclusive 1-on-1 Fifty Plus Nomad Living and Traveling in Mexico Workshop before investing the time and money for the entire workshop.
More About the Workshop Teacher, Paul Heller
I (Paul Heller) love Merida and have:
- Lived in Merida for more than six years.
- Talked to hundreds of Yucatan expats as part of my research for my seminars.
- Read over a hundred books about Mexican society, economics, politics, history, and culture and have taken many classes about Mexico.
- Studied Spanish for many years.
Costs of the Workshops
The Yucatan Culture and Society Workshop and the Rustic Home Cooked Meal cost $US30 ($600 Mexican Pesos; CA$40) per person each. The workshop is 3 hours long. The Rustic, Home-Cooked Meal lasts from 1-3 hours.
The Rustic Home Cooked Meal and the Workshop, taken together, cost $US45 (900 Mexican Pesos, CA$60) per person.
Casa Los Dos Gallos
Casa Los Dos Gallos (built around 1900) is a comfortable, recently renovated, 2-bedroom, 2-bath house (around 1400 square feet, 150 square meters) complete with modern appliances, tile floors, mamposteria (stone) walls, tiled floors, and antique, wooden carved doors. The house is in Merida’s trendy Parque Mejorada area within a five to fifteen WALK of Centro’s major attractions, restaurants, and shops.
The Main House
Meals are served in the dining room. The house has high-speed WiFi, air conditioning, and fans and seldom gets hot.
Bright, ventilated areas. Meals, classes, and workshops are also held outdoors, weather permitting.