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March 7, 2013

7 MARCH 2013
6:30 PM

Hey, Texans! I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been invited to host a series of cooking classes at Texas’ Central Market. The classes will be held in several locations. The first will be a dinner class at the Lovers Lane location in Dallas (my oldest son is Texan and born in Dallas!). If you are anywhere in the area, I hope you will consider joining me. I will be available at the end of the class to chat and sign cookbooks.

For more information and to register, click here.

March 4, 2013

4 MARCH 2013

My book tour gets underway in New York City! I will team up with fellow Mexico City native Chef Barbara Sibley at her restaurant, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, to prepare a home-style Mexican lunch for members of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance. I will also talk about the menu and Mexican food in general.

To find out more information about this event, or if you wish to attend, please contact

January 29, 2013

29 JANUARY 2013
6:30 PM

I am honored to be the featured guest at this philanthropic event at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, for my co-producing station WETA. I will plan and execute a dinner menu for the event and demonstrate the main course to guests. Hope to see some of you there!

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WETA Salon Series


January 27, 2013

27 JANUARY 2013
6:00 – 10:00 PM

I am so thrilled to have been invited to participate in this year’s Sips & Suppers. Created and hosted by chef Alice Waters, chef José Andrés, and New York Times food writer Joan Nathan, Sips & Suppers is a series of intimate dinners happening in private homes all on the same night in Washington DC. Local and guest chefs are paired together to create a (hopefully!) memorable meal to helps raise money to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table. I will be planning and executing an exciting Mexican menu alongside chef Julian Medina, owner of Toloache restaurant in New York City. Join us!!

For more information and tickets, click here.

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Sips & Suppers


December 8, 2012

6:30 to 9:00 PM

Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

In December, festivities in Mexico usually include Piñatas, Pozole and Ponche.  You will learn the history behind the piñata tradition while savoring two of the most popular versions of Pozole throughout Mexico:  Green from Guerrero and Red from Jalisco.  A whole meal on a plate, Pozole is one of Mexico’s most well-known and loved dishes.  Accompanying dessert will be a mug of sweet Ponche, a warm and delicious concoction made with sugar cane sticks and both fresh and dried fruits.

To register and for more information click here.

November 19, 2012

19 NOVEMBER 2012
4:00 to 7:00 PM

I am so glad to participate a second year in a row to do a cooking demo for the Martha’s Table School Pantry Program. Me and my boys really enjoyed meeting students and parents at Ambidon-Bowen Elementary last December through this program! This year, I will be demonstrating my apple, leek and sweet potato soup at Thomas Stone Elementary School. The Martha’s Table School Pantry is a fabulous program here in Washington, DC, that sets up “mobile” grocery stores at elementary schools to invite parents to pick out nutritious food items for their families. In addition to “shopping” for healthy foods, families can participate in cooking demonstrations that teach them to make wholesome meals with the ingredients available at the “mobile” grocery store. 

For more information, click here

October 30, 2012

30 OCTOBER 2012
10:00 – 11:00 am

I will join Mark Steines and Paige Davis on their show Home & Family to talk about Mole sauces and make my very own Ancho Chile and Pumpkin Mole sauce. Tune in to the Hallmark Channel on October 30 at 10:00 AM/9:00 AM central to watch!

For more information on the show, click here

October 26, 2012

26-28 OCTOBER 2012

7:00am – 8:30 pm

The PMA Fresh Summit is an international convention and exposition that focuses on keeping up with the changing global supply chain. I will be heading the Mexico pavilion kitchen doing cooking demos and providing tastings.
For more information, click here

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PMA Fresh Summit


October 18, 2012

18 OCTOBER 2012
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Cooking demonstration and tasting dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

The Yucatan Peninsula is known as the culinary outlier in Mexico because it boasts a cuisine so distinct from the rest of the country that it occupies its own universe of flavors. Explore how a pumpkin seed sauce can enhance regular enchiladas, savor Venison marinated in a Bitter Orange sauce and learn why there is a dessert called “Poor Gentleman” that can make anyone a wealthy patron. 

To register and for more information click here.

October 10, 2012

10 OCTOBER 2012
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each year, the Prince George’s County Council does a presentation for Hispanic Heritage month to celebrate and recognize the contributions that Hispanics and Latinos have made in North America. I am honored to be invited to be a keynote speaker at this year’s program. I will talk about Mexican culinary traditions, discussing how they connect with the Mexican community in the US.

For more information click here.

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