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Nancy Zaslavsky

Culinary Historians of Southern California

Founded in 1995, as a nonprofit support group of the Los Angeles Public Library. People interested in studying intellectual as well as gastronomic approaches to food through history, trends and social implications while supporting the Library’s culinary collections.

International Association of Culinary Professionals

Slow Food

The James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America's culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence.

  Cooking Classes  

I offer lively, private classes on regional Mexican dishes and drinks. Hands-on participation parties for your friends, or team building groups at your location. Let’s plan a menu together!

A Cook’s Tour to Mexico includes various cooking classes and/or demos and tastings. Itineraries vary with each tour. Please see the TOURS page.

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National Public Radio station located in Santa Monica.
“Good Food” on Saturday morning. Farmers Market Report with Laura Avery. Frequent guest.

Toni Sobel Family Tours
English-speaking Oaxaca tour guides. A wealth of information on anthropology, archaeology and everything Oaxacan.

Evan Kleiman
Cookbook author and culinary tour leader to Italy. Evan is host of KCRW’s “Good Food” and Slow Food’s Los Angeles-area leader.

Jet Tila
Thai cuisine expert. Family owns Bangkok Market and Royal Thai Cuisine restaurants in Southern CA.

Amelia Saltsman
Cookbook author and teacher specializing in seasonal foods and the Santa Monica, California farmers' market.

Rancho Gordo
Steve Sando's award-winning monthly blog/newsletter about his world of BEANS. Sign-up and start cooking!

The Vanilla Company
Patricia Rain's source for premium vanilla products. Pure beans and extract.
Up-to-date information.

Monte Xanic Winery
Guadalupe Valley, Baja, Mexico.

Del Maguey
Single village mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico. Informative site lists US retail locations. Owner, Ron Cooper.
Culinary history site full of trivia, quotes, dates and recipes.

Bon Appetit!
Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
Los Angeles-based Barbara Hansen's blog, "Food, Wine and Travel...with Recipes" is packed with food, restaurants, and dreamy travel location ideas.

Reign Trading Co.
Traditional oilcloth for tablecloths, sugar skull materials, papel picado (paper cut-outs), Mexican movie poster repros, etc. All fun stuff you can’t live without.

Steve Smith Photography
Uber-photographer for everything from corporate to surfing to weddings. Studio or location, make-up, styling…the works with plenty of talent and TLC!

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