Lesley Tellez

Lesley Tellez grew up in a Mexican-American home in California but didn’t know al pastor (chili-marinated pork) from alambre (chopped steak with bacon, peppers and onions) when she first moved to Mexico City in 2009. Yet before long, she became a daily connoisseur of the city’s massive network of street vendors, was trained at one of Mexico’s premier heritage cooking schools, and started a blog, The Mija Chronicles, selected by Saveur magazine as among the top culinary travel blogs in the US.

Lesley also established Mexico City’s first culinary tourism business, to focus on street food, markets and fondas, called Eat Mexico. She is currently writing a series for Serious Eats about her cookbook writing experience.

www.eatmexico.com

@lesleytellez

Books by Lesley Tellez