ABOUT A COOKING DAY
Someone said A Cooking Day is not a cookery class but something better than that, more like “a guided tour round the Spanish table by way of an Andalusian olive grove”. And this is what we mean to be, a total experience around cooking, learning, eating, drinking, chatting and above all experiencing.
My name is Mayte. In 2000 I moved back to my family’s farmhouse in Malaga countryside, making peace with the place where I was born. Here, following the steps of the extraordinary cook my grandmother was, I developed a passion for preserving the roots and essence of traditional gastronomy, as well as passing on my enthusiasm for local products and seasonal cooking.
So A Cooking Day was born. The commitment was to provide a tasty way to get involved with local culture and gastronomy through hands-on cooking sessions, market visits and tailor-made cooking events with a distinctive philosophy: a relaxed and authentic atmosphere, fresh, seasonal and mostly local products, and delicious Spanish food to be prepared and relished in a real setting, our home.
The menu is seasonal and most ingredients can be found in any market. We send the recipes by email and encourage our guests to recreate them at home, which is our most appreciated reward.
And last but not least, all this taking place in a beautiful scenery, an ancient farmhouse surrounded by acres of olive grove, almond trees and a Mediterranean orchard with orange, lemon, fig or pomegranate trees to make you forget how close to the city we are.