Above: A Traditional New Mexican demonstration class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking

If you consider yourself a foodie, the Santa Fe School of Cooking should be at the top of your to-do list when traveling to New Mexico. Popular with both tourists and locals alike, the school offers lessons designed to educate students on the culinary traditions and secrets of northern New Mexican cuisine. You can choose a session that concentrates on a specific dish such as tamales or rellenos, or one that highlights a particular ingredient such as green or red chiles.

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