Santa Fe
Cooking Up Fun in Santa Fe With Your Grandchild
Taste the traditions of the Southwest as you and your grandchild learn about pre-Columbian cuisine, visit a local farm and practice your cooking at a private home at a Pueblo.
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Program No. 21847RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Explore the history of the Southwest through the foods that Native American people cultivated, gathered, hunted and cooked. Learn about the different cultures who settled in New Mexico and how agriculture shaped their lives. Discover the positive impact that preparing and eating local, organic and sustainable foods can have on our lives and also on our environment.
Activity Level
Walking one mile daily over varied terrain with inclines; get on/off the bus; stand during cooking classes. Elevations of 7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a cooking class at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo with a family that still uses traditional cooking techniques in their daily lives.
  • Visit a local organic farm and learn how farmers of today are using ancient methods and techniques to produce crops for today’s market.
  • Explore El Rancho de las Golondrinas living history museum to discover how people of centuries past lived off of the land.

General Notes

Program intended for grandchildren ages 10-12.
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Sharon Niederman
Sharon Niederman is an award-winning Southwestern author, journalist, photographer and workshop leader who divides her time between Raton and Albuquerque. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, and her most recent book, “New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook: 100 Homegrown Recipes from the Land of Enchantment,” received the 2016 National Federation of Press Women’s First Place Cookbook Award. She is restaurant reviewer for the Albuquerque Journal, and her column appears in Venue each Friday.
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