Bienvenidos a Mexico City! (Welcome to Mexico City!)
Discover Mexico City
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Raquel Del Castillo has been a food journalist since 2000, writing for publications such as Forbes online, Munchies (Vice Mexico), chilango.com, and the national newspaper Milenio. She studied culinary arts and Communication at university. Now she mixes this knowledge of cooking and writing in her everyday work. She loves teaching recipes and leading tours to the local markets of Mexico City. She thinks that the best way to know the flavors of Mexico is to walk through these public places and go to the restaurants to see how chefs prepare the ingredients for the numerous traditional Mexican recipes, some of them published in her three recipes books.
Liz is a Chicago native who has been living and working in Mexico City for the past 9 years. Growing up in a family with an intense passion for food, Liz felt immediately at home in México, and fell in love with its cuisine. She studied Mexican food rituals and culture at the School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City and is currently brushing up on her Mexican history as she studies to become a certified tour guide. In addition to her studies, Liz has built her knowledge of Mexican food through her endless search for delicious food stands, discussions with local Mexican cooks, and her passion for replicating recipes in her home kitchen. She also documents her adventures with Mexican cuisine on her food blog and works on food mapping projects within Mexico City.
Diego is a Mexican architect born in Mexico City. He studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana and spent a year studying abroad in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, where he focused on the History of Architecture and Bioclimatics. As his professional internship, he participated in the construction of Mexico City’s highest skyscraper, Torre Reforma, as well as in the development and design of new areas in Bosque de Chapultepec. Currently, he divides his time between his work as a Context guide and as a member of one of the country’s top architectural design firms. Diego is known to be an avid city explorer. He is street smart with a great knowledge of the different areas in town. He has a great passion for culture, history, art, architecture, and food and he hopes to answer questions and enhance the experience of Mexico City for visitors.
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