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{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Nicole Reyna, Founder of Voladores Vanilla and Flan and Apple Pie

This month I interviewed Nicole Reyna, recipe developer behind Flan and Apple Pie and founder of Voladores Vanilla, an online shop, “Preserving a Mexican Tradition: Vanilla from Veracruz.” Nicole and I have been Insta-amigas for years, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2018 that we made it official (met IRL) and actually met in Mexico City and let me tell you, she’s as sweet in person as all of the delicious treats she shares on her blog. I truly hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I did conducting it!

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{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Jessica Gonzalez, Millennial Beekeeper and Founder of Happy Organics

¡Hola! Today I’m excited to kick off the re-launch of Comadres Corner – a monthly series of interviews with inspiring entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives. I’ve met each one of these interviewees personally and trust me when I say that they all have such unique and interesting stories. ¡Espero que les gusten! Once you read their online interviews, join me in going out to support them in the real world!

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{TRES DEL MES} Three Tips from Mexico City Baker Eliceo Lara

It’s no secret that baking is not my forte, but a chance encounter with Mexico City’s beloved baker, Eliceo Lara, inspired me to pull out my rolling pin, sprinkle a bit of flour on my face, and get my bake on. I first crossed paths with Eliceo while on one of my summer trips to Mexico.
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{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Cocinera Oaxaqueña: Alma de Mi Tierra’s Nora Valencia

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing and sharing interviews that celebrate the women who inspire much of what I do for Lola’s Cocina. As I mentioned in my March interview with Reyna Mendoza, it is in this spirit of sharing that we can grow, bear fruit, and nourish the spirit of sisterhood here and throughout the world. Soon I’ll be traveling to Mexico and I look forward to reconnecting with some of my culinary mentors and bringing home new recipes for all of you. This month’s interview features Alma de mi Tierra’s Nora Valenica, who like me, inherited some tasty traditions from her abuelita.   Read More…

{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Ariadna Vásquez, Co-Founder of Oaxaca’s Central de Diseño and Almacén Mexicano

Ariadna Vásquez is as unique as her name and it is only fitting that she is from one of Mexico’s cultural jewels, as she is a gem herself. I had the pleasure of meeting Ari in 2012 while conducting my graduate research in Oaxaca. As fate would have it, our paths crossed and we connected immediately. We both love Mexican culture and food and enjoy chatting about all of our crazy business ideas. Read More…