feast day cooking class
Add this wonderful class to your custom private tour!
Experience The Flavor
Native Cooking Class - Sit down feast meal & tour
Located in Ohkay Owingeh, one of the Eight Northern Pueblos
Norma and Hutch Naranjo welcomed you into their lovely home.
Gather your friend's and family, a day to truly remember!
You and your group will experience great memories on this day!
We have partnered with The Feast Day Cooking class, bringing you a wonderful day of participating in making & cooking some traditional native foods that would be served on FEAST DAYS.
While you are having fun cooking your feast meal, Norma & Hutch will in lighten you with their history and culture of not only their pueblo, but all the Northern New Mexico pueblos.
Hutch even shows you how to make an Horno oven.
Enjoy a comfortable warm and cozy family style sit down lunch of everything you have cooked.
Hutch and Norma plant and raise their own crops in Santa Clara Pueblo, in agreement for the need to carry on their families agricultural and feasting traditions.
Farming much as their Ancestors did, without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the beef is grass fed, and almost all ingredients for meals are home-grown. Crops such as chili, chico corn, various types of squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. are canned, dried or frozen. The preparation steps that culminate with the feast day meal are taken throughout the year with intent and design. It is the planting, the nurturing during the growing season, the harvesting , the storing and preserving of foods and then preparing the food for the feast meal with ingredients are as fresh as they can be. Hands on horno baking including bread, pies, cookies, and learn to prepare a feast dish. Share cultural backgrounds during an intimate and informative half-day class while experiencing a traditional Pueblo meal.
Enjoy learning cooking techniques and take home an experience.
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo was established around
1200 AD, then taken over in 1598 by Spanish
conquistador Don Juan de Onate who changed the name to San Juan Pueblo after John the Baptist.
Each June 24th they would have a feast in honor
of Saint Juan.
In November of 2005 the pueblo returned to its original name Ohkay Owingeh
(meaning Place of the Strong People).
*Experience out door baking
*Hands on cooking a traditional meal
*Learn traditional cooking techniques
*Share cultural backgrounds during an intimate and informative half-day class
*Enjoy a sit down feast meal
*Take home what you bake!
If you are a vegetarian, Norma will customize your meal just for you.
After your cooking class and feast meal, the rest of the day is yours to visit attractions & wineries!
You may join an already existing class & tour, or customize your very own private day with 4 people or more,
or equivalent pricing for a custom tour.
Let us know if interested if there are less than 4 & we will see if the date is available.
We will post under special tours for a Join-In cooking class and tour,
This is a great way of learning about the pueblo people, tasting great wines and visiting some
beautiful country side.
Departing Santa Fe at 9:30 am with door to door service with NMWT.
You will enjoy 3.5 hours of cooking your feast day meal & enjoying your lunch after your class.
We will then pick you up at 1:30 and off we go wine tasting or what ever you have planed for your day of adventure.
Returning by 5:30 pm or when ever you want your adventure to end.
$100 for your Cooking Class and Feast Meal + gratuity for Norma.
Plenty of chilled bottled water.
If 6 or more book there is a $25 off per person for your class.
Tour day: 8 hours
Tour cost all depends on how many are in your group & what size vehical is used.
Small groups from 4-14 guests for a fun, relaxed atmosphere and the comfortable sharing of cultural backgrounds.