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Next Time Use Sugar, Not Salt

Sophia Boccard

The world of gastronomy has long been a predominantly male-dominated industry, especially when it comes to Top Chefs. Very few women have broken boundaries and thrived in the field, especially women from Mexico. However, Patricia Quintana has done just that and much more in the 45+ years she’s reigned the cooking world. She has ruled gastronomy – specifically when it comes to Mexican cuisine – with her cookbooks, countless recipes, her own Gavilla brand, and her knack for discovering the history of pre-Spanish colonized Mexican dishes by visiting indigenous villages throughout the various regions of Mexico. A legend in her own right, Patricia wasn’t always the “Queen of Mexican Cooking,” but had to break down barriers to get where she is today. 

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In a Tortilla Race, Corn Trumps Flour

Sophia Boccard

Is it possible to be in three places at the same time? Not for most people, but Marino Maganda Pacheco seems to have a knack for accomplishing many things at once. Not only is he executive chef for Pueblo Bonito Resorts – five of which are located in Cabo San Lucas, and two in Mazatlan – but he’s also curator and executive chef at Casa 46, a popular dining spot in Mazatlan; the lead organizer of the Culinary Roots Festival, an annual gastronomy event focused on promoting Sinaloan cuisine, which had its first convention last year in Mazatlan; and a family man with two kids. Even so, as winner of the Creative Chef of Mexico in 2007 and first place winner of the 2010 Cook of the Year in Mexico, Marino shows no signs of slowing down, even as he joins us for a conversation.

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