Nancy Zaslavsky is not Mexican, but a blond gringa who loves Mexico, its culture, cuisine, and people. One of her greatest joys is to share this enthusiasm with those who want to learn more about a fascinating country. She is an author and home cook specializing in regional Mexican cooking. Her "A Cook’s Tour of Mexico: Authentic Recipes from the Country’s Best Open-Air Markets, City Fondas and Home Kitchens" was nominated for a James Beard Award. She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico since 1970 exploring foods of this world-class cuisine and seeking authentic dishes from extraordinary home cooks. Her second cookbook, "Meatless Mexican Home Cooking" offers a spirited collection of traditional vegetarian recipes as they are prepared every day in Mexico.
Her articles have been published in national food magazines. Nancy teaches Mexican cooking classes in the U.S.A. and in Mexico. She leads popular culinary tours to various regions in Mexico for small groups in search of dynamic tastes in spirited environments. Motivated by ongoing research into the culinary history of Mexico, she is Vice President and Program Chair of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, as well as a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, and the International Slow Food Movement.
Nancy offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. These activities take place at La Cocina Que Canta. You also will have the opportunity to harvest produce you use from our organic garden, Tres Estrellas. Transportation will be provided.
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