A Cook's Tour to Mexico with Nancy Zaslavsky







International Association of Culinary Professionals, IACP
International Association
of Culinary Professionals
Culinary Historians of Southern California
Culinary Historians
of Southern California
Slow Food Movement
Slow Food
Slow Food Movement
Zester Daily
Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize winning restaurant critic, said, "...Nancy Zaslavsky...probably knows more about mole than anyone born in the U.S."

I’m not Mexican. I’m a blond gringa who loves Mexico, its culture, cuisine and people. One of my greatest joys is to share this enthusiasm with those who want to learn more about a fascinating country.

I am an author and home cook specializing in regional Mexican cooking. My book, 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 Foundation Award. I love Mexico and real Mexican food. I have traveled extensively throughout Mexico since 1970 exploring foods of this world-class cuisine and seeking authentic dishes from extraordinary home cooks. My second cookbook, Meatless Mexican Home Cooking (both, St. Martin’s Press) offers a spirited collection of traditional vegetarian recipes, as they are prepared every day in Mexico. I am now writing my third cookbook.

My articles have been published in national food magazines and newspapers including Bon Appétit, EatingWell, Saveur, Vegetarian Times and Los Angeles Times. Articles have appeared about my work in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Select Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Outlook, and The Orange County Register. I have appeared on television and have done extensive radio.

I teach Mexican cooking classes in the U.S.A. and in Mexico. My classes are, and have been taught at Sur La Table, Let’s Get Cookin’, Rancho La Puerta, Draeger’s, Central Market Cooking School, and in private classes in both countries.

My culinary tours are for small groups of food professionals and food-and-fun-loving people in search of dynamic tastes in spirited environments. Motivated by ongoing research into the cultural and culinary history of Mexico, I am Vice President and Program Chair of the Culinary Historians of Southern California. I am also an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation and the International Slow Food Movement.

  San Miguel de Allende café
San Miguel de Allende café
Nancy in San Miguel de Allende
Copyright 2007 Steve Smith
Nancy in San Miguel de Allende
A Cook's Tour of Mexico by Nancy Zaslavsky
Meatless Mexican by Nancy Zaslavsky
Famous "plaza chicken," Morelia-Pátzcuaro tour
Famous "plaza chicken,"
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Guadalajara-Tequila tour
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