In 2018, we whisked you away to Provence and in 2020 we are inviting you to discover hidden gems of the southern Baja peninsula. Our 2020 Baja adventure is a collaborative effort between our own Shelley Wiseman and dear friend, Joy Stocke.
In March 2020, join Shelley Wiseman, partner of the Farm Cooking School, and food writer, Joy Stocke, for a magical cooking journey to a spectacular fishing village on the south-eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula. You will stay in private eco-villas and enjoy an introduction to local specialties like Lobster Machaka and the refreshing Aguachile – Baja-style ceviche made with fresh-caught fish, shrimp and scallops. On a working ranch in the Sierra Laguna Mountains you will learn techniques for handmade tortillas and step-by-step preparation of Chiles Rellenos - poblano chiles stuffed with shrimp and cheese, dipped in batter and fried on a mesquite fire grill. Back in Cabo Pulmo, you will learn step-by-step instructions to make Tinga de Carne (spiced shredded beef and pork).
Located in a tropical desert filled with migratory songbirds and rare plants, Cabo Pulmo is a peaceful enclave where the Sierra Laguna Mountains meet the Sea of Cortez. Outside your door lies the Cabo Pulmo Coral Reef, the only hard-finger coral reef on the west coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site that explorer Jacques Cousteau called, The Aquarium of the World. Cabo Pulmo is one of the last places truly off the grid. All houses are well-equipped and appointed and solar powered. The village’s pure water bubbles from an ancient aquifer. At night you’ll have an unparalleled view of the stars. You’ll fall asleep to the lapping of waves and wake up to migrating whales playing on the horizon.