Lesley stirring a mole pot in Mexico City

I’m a writer and cook originally from Southern California, currently residing in one of the most diverse areas on the planet: Queens, New York City. I started this blog in 2009 as a way to document my move to Mexico City. The blog ended up documenting my growing passion for interior Mexican cuisine and Mexican foodways.

Even though I live in New York, I visit Mexico often, usually to check in on my business Eat Mexico, which offers street food and market tours in Mexico City and Puebla. Generally my blog posts focus on Mexican food and travel, with occasional forays into the diverse food cultures in Queens.

I’m really glad you’re reading. If you want to know about my professional writing and clips, you can check out my more sleek-and-chic personal site here.

The Mija Chronicles has also been featured on:
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The Los Angeles Times: La Plaza Blog
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The Houston Press: Eating Our Words

Some of my favorite things to do, in random order, are reading, traveling, throwing a bunch of ingredients into a bowl and calling it a salad, watching Bollywood and old Hollywood movies, doing yoga, listening to hip-hop and R&B, dancing, and trying new mezcal and wine. I also love wandering into to grocery stores just to browse, which drives my husband crazy.

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