Tapas Cooking Class with Spanish Language Learning 

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In a nutshell

Whether you’re an avid devourer of Spanish tapas or the Spanish language, this enlightening experience is sure to hit the spot. Led by a Spain-obsessed team of two, the class will not only have you creating tasty tapas dishes, it will also equip you with the language skills needed to go out and buy the ingredients in a Spanish store. Your hosts will guide you through preparing three of the country’s best-loved tapas dishes: tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette), gazpacho (a cold, tomato-based soup) and gambas al ajillo (garlic flavoured shrimp).

Before you get cooking, you’ll learn some handy words and phrases to use in the kitchen, from the ingredients you’re going to use to the utensils you’ll need to prepare them with. Plus, you’ll also pick up a few expressions to try out in the local grocery store when you finally do get to take that long overdue holiday in Spain. Then your hosts will walk you through the cooking process step by step, until you have three authentic homemade tapas dishes to savour – buen provecho!

Why book?

  • Learn conversational Spanish to use in the grocery store and the kitchen
  • Be guided through the process of cooking three popular tapas dishes
  • Equip yourself with the skills to reproduce these dishes when visiting Spain

About the host

Ruth is a trilingual academic who has the highest possible accreditation for teaching Spanish as a second language, making her a great candidate to run you through the kitchen and grocery-related basics of Spanish for these three tapas dishes. Javier, meanwhile, is a self-taught chef who has carved out a successful career in assessing gastronomic excellence and teaching others how to cook. His passion and culinary expertise – combined with Ruth’s language teaching skills – make this experience a unique learning journey for any would-be tapas chef. 

What you’ll need

  • Essential ingredients for the class include: 

    Tortilla de patatas

    • Potatoes; eggs; a white onion; olive oil; sunflower oil; salt


    • Tomatoes; green pepper; cucumber; garlic clove; extra-virgin olive oil; an egg; Spanish ibérico ham or a similar alternative; white wine vinegar

    Gambas al aljillo

    • Shrimps (peeled); garlic cloves; olive oil; green or red chilli; chilli flakes a white baguette
  •  Essential equipment for the class includes: 
    • Tortilla de patatas: a large deep frying pan to cook the potatoes in, and a small deep frying pan to fry the tortilla
    • Gazpacho: a large bowl to add all the ingredients into, and a blender for mixing them together
    • Gambas al ajillo: a small normal frying pan
  • A full list of ingredients will be sent to you in a confirmation email.

Essential info


  • Online classes are held over Zoom. You will be provided with the link prior to the class.

Dietary Requirements

  • Dishes can be adapted for those with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-intolerant based diets. Please advise us of any dietary restrictions upon booking.


  • The class will take place in English, with Spanish used for teaching purposes.

Time Zones

  • Please note that the start times for this virtual experience are scheduled in British Summer Time (BST). Please be aware and adjust the start time to your time zone if you are not based in a country where BST is observed.


This booking is made on Culture Trip’s Terms & Conditions but please note the contract for the purchase of the experience is between you and the local host as per their terms below:


These are the terms and conditions on which we, Learning&Cooking, 6 Veracruz Street, 11520, Rota, Cádiz, Spain, supply the experience(s) to you. Please read these terms carefully before you purchase the experience. You can contact us by emailing us at info@learningandcooking.com or phoning us at +34639693549 or +34616182502.


1.1 Please carefully review the description of the experience before you book to ensure you meet all the requirements. If you do not meet any specified requirements, such as minimum age, we will be entitled to refuse you access to the experience.

1.2 The price for the experience is included in the booking process and is inclusive of VAT. Any other costs incurred by you in attending the experience shall be solely borne by you.

1.3 These terms apply from the time you make your booking until (and including) the date you attend the experience.

1.4 Purchase of a ticket means you consent to filming, photography and sound recording which may include you as a participant, unless expressly stated otherwise.

1.5 Try our innovative concept pairing language and cooking. It’s not only about learning new grammar, but using a language from the very first moment, in classes led by a chef who knows all the secrets of traditional cooking as well as modern techniques. Working in a team enables you to communicate better and more quickly to improve your level and put your newly acquired language skills into practice. You will be amazed at how quickly you can express yourself with confidence and ease. A different way of learning by using everyday vocabulary, in a new world of words and expressions that are a central part of our lives: cooking!


2.1 Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, resold or refunded.


3.1 We may immediately cancel your right to attend and/or remove you from the experience at any time: (a) if you breach any of these terms (although for non-serious breaches we will first give you the opportunity to put things right); (b) if you breach any applicable laws, rules and regulations; and/or (c) you misuse or abuse the services provided at the experience, including by behaving in an offensive or disorderly manner.


4.1 To the extent permitted by applicable laws, the experience is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Our liability is limited to the maximum extent permitted by law but nothing in these terms is intended to exclude or limit any warranty or liability which may not be lawfully excluded or limited in your country of residence (if any).

4.2  We accept no responsibility for any of your personal property brought to the experience.


5.1 This contract is between you and us and no other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.

5.2 Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately.  If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining clauses will remain in full force and effect.

5.3 These terms are governed by English law but you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident.

5.4 You can bring legal proceedings in respect of these terms in the English courts. However, as a consumer you can bring legal proceedings in respect of these terms in a court with jurisdiction according to the laws of your country of residence.