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I ❤️ cacao - cooking class

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Santa Teresa, BrazilPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Juliane

5 hours
Brazilian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

Have you ever tried the meat of a fresh cacao-bean? Have you ever used pure cacao in a savory dish? If not you should take this opportunity. For my course I retrieve fresh, organic cacao-beans from Bahia, which we will open together so you can experience it's taste, smell and texture. (Please note that this is subject to availability. The course will take place also in case I can't have fresh cacao beans. I'll inform you beforehand)

When you arrive at my open-air patio and kitchen I will welcome you with a special drink. We will have a short introduction on the world of cacao and chocolate. We will talk about history and health aspects of "the food of gods" as well as social aspects of cocoa production.

My course is not about chocolate and all the sweet things you already know. I want to surprise you and open new horizons. We will create a complete savoury menu with cacao pulp, powder and butter.

We will use no meat or other animal derived products but only fruits, veggies, legumes, grains, spices and, off course, cacao, and lots of it :)

Finally we will enjoy our creations accompanied by a good bottle of Brazilian wine.
Have you ever tried the meat of a fresh cacao-bean? Have you ever used pure cacao in a savory dish? If not you should take this opportunity. For my course I retrieve fresh, organic cacao-beans from Bahia, which we will open together so you can experience it's taste, smell and texture. (Please note that this is subject to availability. The course will take place also in case I can't have fresh cacao beans. I'll inform you beforehand)

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What's included

  • Food
    We will have a complete menu, all plant-based
  • Drinks
    I offer Water Kefir and Kombucha, Water and Wine
From $37
/ person
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Meet your host, Juliane

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I'm German by origin and a world citizen by vocation. I love history, culture and food and I am living my dream of creating a perfect melange of the three with my work.

Chocolate was always a big thing in my life. From chocolate devourer at 10 to collaborator in an chocolate festival that promotes social values and sustainability in the chocolate business I have always been in contact with it. Now I live in one of the worlds biggest chocolate producing countries and lucky to have access to every product down the line, from the bean to the powder & the butter and can share my passion with you
I'm German by origin and a world citizen by vocation. I love history, culture and food and I am living my dream of creating a perfect melange of the three with my work.

Chocolate was always a big thing in my life. From chocolate devourer at 10 to collaborator in an chocolate festival that promotes social values and sustainability in the chocolate business I have always been in contact with it. Now I live in one of the worlds biggest chocolate producing countries and lucky to have acce…
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Where you'll be

The cooking class will take place in the colonial Villa from 1897 where I live and offer hospitality through Airbnb. I transformed the former wash house in the backyard into an open air kitchen. In front of it I have a patio under the mango tree which was planted "by accident" around 100 years ago and is now 20+ meters high. We'll eat there. The Villetta is a incredibly peaceful place and my green refuge from the chaotic city out there.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Laura
September 2019
AMAZING!!! This class was truly enjoyable from start to finish. Juliane knows a lot about food and brings her expert knowledge into all aspects of the class, I definitely learnt a lot! It was hands on, and we made soo much delicious food, 100% the best food we've eaten on our trip to Rio so far. Great people to cook with, and we did it all with 1 (or 2) caipirihnas in hand. You absolutely must take this class if you're in Rio, it's not to be missed!
AMAZING!!! This class was truly enjoyable from start to finish. Juliane knows a lot about food and brings her expert knowledge into all aspects of the class, I definitely learnt a…
Tyler
September 2019
This is my second event with Juliane in her magical plant based kitchen and I love her commitment to her authentic style in the kitchen. She has many connections and knowledge of Brazil and shares her passion for her cooking plant based meals in a beauitful thoughtful manner! I loved it and want to come back for a third event. Thanks! extraorinaire way!
This is my second event with Juliane in her magical plant based kitchen and I love her commitment to her authentic style in the kitchen. She has many connections and knowledge of B…
Fey
August 2019
Juju is open and welcoming to all of us at her house, which is a germ in Rio tucked away on the hill side. The cooking lesson is not only just fun but also educational. We don't need meat to feel satisfied at the dining table, especially Brazil is such a meat-orianted country and I am not vegetarian. Juju gave us a quick lesson about cacao and its history before we started cooking. She is capable of answering all my questions, from fresh fruit to roasted beans. I am in Brazil for a coffee origin trip and this experience echos to that in many ways at the same time gives me different tastes of this beautiful country. Of course, Juliane is the key to unlock all secrets in cacao cooking. It's more like a cooking and dinner gathering at a friend's house than a course. Don't plan anything else that evening, otherwise you will miss good time hanging around with them.
Juju is open and welcoming to all of us at her house, which is a germ in Rio tucked away on the hill side. The cooking lesson is not only just fun but also educational. We don't ne…
Lea
August 2019
I consider myself one of the biggest fans of Juliane and since I tried her food the first time I decided to try all her experiences. She is wonderful as a person and as a chef too. And for everyone who loves trying new things, I think this experience is a must! I never thought of cacao as an ingredient to cook with and how wrong I was. I kinda expected some sweet chocolaty things, but this cooking class is way better than that. We learned a lot about this ingredient and how good it is actually for health and made a lot of dishes together. All of them were AMAZING and super special, I have never tried anything like them before and I am in love. If you want to try some local food but you are already done with the mainstream ones that you can find on every corner, try this experience and you won't regret. Oh and that caipirinha is the best! I'm so glad I went, such a good night!!!!
I consider myself one of the biggest fans of Juliane and since I tried her food the first time I decided to try all her experiences. She is wonderful as a person and as a chef too.…
Alexandra
June 2019
After my trip through South America I wanted to let it end with a special activity. And this is was this cacao cooking class with Julianne definitely was! I felt welcomed from the first second on. The class was perfect, since I have learnt more about cacao and the recipes we cooked were just delicious! If you like chocolate and are looking for a nice and special evening, definitely book this activity!
After my trip through South America I wanted to let it end with a special activity. And this is was this cacao cooking class with Julianne definitely was! I felt welcomed from the…
Christina
June 2019
Juliane's cooking class was exceptional! She has done a lot of research previously and really cares about where her ingredients comes from, which is awesome to learn from. She has beautiful energy to her, so positive. The food we made was delicious and completely different from what I have ever tasted with cacao previously. Would love to do another class with her again!
Juliane's cooking class was exceptional! She has done a lot of research previously and really cares about where her ingredients comes from, which is awesome to learn from. She has…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

We live with little dogs. If you don't like them let me know before, so I can keep them looked up. Our Villa is an ol' lady with Cranks and Crinkles ;) We will be outdoor but covered from the elements

What to bring

Curiosity and appetite