Oaxaca Profundo Sessions is a regenerative travel organization made up largely of international food anthropologists, traditional artisans, and friends passionate about hospitality.
We endeavour to assemble local experiences that don’t just offer you a glimpse into the roots of Oaxacan foods and drinks, but to invite you to taste the grassroots – the deep history of Mesoamerica. Our goal is to arrive at the intercultural, that is, deep learning experiences.
The Session: Oaxaca’s markets, chocolatiers, and streets are our classrooms as we taste and learn about the mysteries of chocolate and corn not only through Mexican and world history, but through f...
The Session: A local organic market is our classroom as we taste and learn about the mysteries of maguey/agave not only through Mexican cultural history, but through flavours. Through a flight or t...
I've been on a lot of organized tours, sessions and experiences in my time, and this was definitely one of the best! It was mindful, educational, experiential and thought provoking. It's not your typical 'walk around town and take selfies' type set-up. You come to appreciate not only the magical food of the gods on a deeper level - but all food and interactions with locals! We made four dishes (appetizer, soup, main dish and dessert) as well as some fresh juices. All the dishes were made from scratch and so delicious.
confess as a chocoholic I came for the tastings, but this tour offers so much more than I could have imagined. Chris has studied chocolate - its origin, its history and its cultural significance and he shares all that he has learned as he takes you through a magical tour through the beautiful colonial city of Oaxaca. By the end of the tour I was not only on a bit of a chocolate high, I also felt I’d seen a Oaxaca I didn’t know existed. I understood a little more the daily rituals of the city; its history and its connections to the ancient past through cacao, and I swear every time I drink or eat chocolate now I think of its connection to the gods. Highly recommended as an unforgettable experience.
This is an outstanding walking tour. It is the right balance of information, seeing and doing. It’s also a great way to get a feel for the city. Highly recommend this one.