Above: A dish made at Los Dos cooking school in Mérida, Mexico

Learning to cook a variety of regional dishes just may be the best souvenir anyone can bring home from a trip to theYucatán. An accomplished chef, the late David Sterling lived and worked in New York City for 25 years before his deep love of Mexican food led him, in 2003, to Mérida, where he opened a cooking school,Los Dos, in a beautiful colonial house in the heart of the city.

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Above: A dish made at Los Dos cooking school in Mérida, Mexico

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