I am María Méndez, I was born and raised in the original community of Ocumazo. From a very young age and from the hand of my father I learned agriculture, we sowed wheat, corn, potatoes, broad beans, peas and barley. My father owned a hydraulic mill, he taught me everything about its world and how it works. In that mill we made flour from everything we sowed. My father also taught me how to make bread, we made bread with the flours that we ground in our own mill. When I grew up and got married, I came to live in Pucara. In this community I also dedicate myself to agriculture and the production of buns that I sometimes sell to tourists who pass through the route to the Mirador de las Serranías de Hornocal. I wanted to start in Tourism to provide me with an additional economic income and because I find it very pleasant to share with people from other places.
I am Fabiola Santí, I was born in San Pedro de Jujuy and I spent a large part of my childhood in Pucara with my maternal grandparents. Currently I alternate my residence between Fraile Pintado and Pucara. I am dedicated to catalog sales and have friends and clients in both locations. I spend great seasons in Pucara, spending time with my uncles and remembering my childhood. I decided to embark on this endeavor because I see in it an opportunity to provide me with another source of work and because I deeply value the place and wisdom of my grandparents who are no longer there and my uncles who care for and preserve them. I share with my aunt María Méndez the love for this land and its benefits and the fervent desire that our customs be valued and last over time.
About my experience
Let’s share the richness of our gastronomic traditions by making breads. We open the door of our house and receive to knead stories of daily life in our land, along with a traditional bread dough made with flour from our own crops of corn, beans, wheat and quinoa, ground in an old stone mill , owned by our family.
15 kms. from the city of Humahuaca by route N ° 73, it is accessed by a local road marked at its entrance with the name of our undertaking: Panificación Ancestral La Florita.
What will we do:
We will receive you in the courtyard of our house and after sharing a welcome tea if you arrive in the morning or a refreshing traditional drink (non-alcoholic) if you arrive in the afternoon, we will provide you with the appropriate clothing for work (aprons and caps) . Then we will go to the kitchen, where we will familiarize ourselves with the types of flours and after making a base dough, each one will add to a portion of this dough, the flour that they like the most, they will assemble their breads that we will finally bake in our oven. mud. At the end of the meeting, they can take their breads with them to taste them at any time they want.
4 hours. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the morning and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
- Aprons and bonnet for work
- Refreshing traditional drink.
- Option 1: Andean chopped
- Option 2: snack with goat cheese and homemade sweet
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They can make their reservations only via whatsapp, until the day before at 7:00 p.m.
Contact phone: + 549-388-6675730 (Fabiola)
Attention Hours: The recommended hours to carry out the activity are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the morning and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Outside these hours, you can go to buy homemade breads made with flour from their own crops, ground in a family-owned hydraulic stone mill or have a light tea with homemade sweet goat cheese and bread.
All those people who enjoy cooking and country life can do this activity. It is suitable for all ages, young children (from 5 years old) and adults (up to 60 years old). They do not need to have any prior knowledge or preparation, as we will guide them step by step.
Number of People Per Group: from 1 to 4 people per group.
Suggestions and Recommendations:
We recommend making and confirming your reservation in advance.
Wear comfortable clothes, if you come early in the morning it is cold, but at noon the temperature rises a lot. If you come in the afternoon, at 3:00 PM, the weather is very pleasant, but it gets cool in the late afternoon.
The activity can take place all year round. The rains usually happen, from December to March and it is not frequent that it rains during the day, however during these months the activity will be subject to rain.