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 and now 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.
Cristina Potters, sole author of long-running Mexico Cooks! (the preeminent English-language website about Mexico’s cuisines and cultures), learned the cuisines of Mexico over 35 years ago, from the source: from extraordinarily accomplished home cooks. Now cited in print and online as a go-to English- language expert in Mexico’s regional foods, she has mastered the intricacies of traditional ingredients, recipes, and food history. Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish, she's always willing to act as a go-between for clients who need language assistance. Whether scribbling notes about a recipe tasted in a family kitchen in the Mexican countryside, giving a specialized tour through one of Mexico’s fascinating markets, or preparing a meal for guests in her own Mexico City kitchen, traditional Mexican cuisines are her passion.
Liz is a Chicago native who has been living and working in Mexico City for the past 7 years. Growing up in a family with an intense passion for food, Liz felt very at home upon her arrival in México and immediately fell in love with the cuisine. She studied Mexican food rituals and culture in a diploma course at the School of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. However, she has mostly gained her knowledge of Mexican food through her endless search for delicious food stands, discussions with local Mexican cooks, as well her passion for replicating recipes in her home kitchen.