I’m a culinary guide and food writer living in Mexico City. I was born in Southern California and I lived in Texas for eight years, so I consider myself an honorary Tejana. My background is in newspaper reporting. I still miss the newsroom.
I started this blog in 2009 as a way to tell my new adventures in Mexico, but it quickly became mostly about food. I’m grateful that this blog has been featured on The Los Angeles Times La Plaza blog, Saveur.com, iVillage, Matador Travel and the Houston Press’s Eating Our Words. I’ve also been interviewed for stories about Mexican cuisine in articles for New York Magazine, McClatchy Newspapers and Agence France-Presse.
In 2011, Travel + Leisure magazine named me one of their Top Global Culinary Guides. In December of 2011 I received a diploma in Especialización en Gastronomía Mexicana from the Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana in Mexico City.
As a freelance writer, my work has appeared in Food & Wine, American Way, The Los Angeles Times, Fox News Latino.com and Mamiverse, among other publications. (Check out “My Writing” to see my clips.)
A few things I love: traveling, whipping up random things in my kitchen without a recipe, Bollywood movies, yoga, hip-hop, dancing, mezcal, wine. I’m also obsessed with the chile pasilla oaxaqueña.
Have a question for me? Leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call me directly on my U.S. cell phone number, 214-473-4883.