Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Maestras...coming in November

Architect Patricia Merrill Marquez, whose parents Yaya and Don Ricarod, pioneered Mexican culinary tourism as a “vacation with a purpose” back in the late 60’s, is keeping up with Yaya.
Patricia’s daughter, M√≥nica Navarrete Merrill, has a Diploma in High Cuisine and is a graduate in gastronomy from the Instituto Gastron√≥mico de Estudios Superiores. She’s also attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York City.
Together,this mother-daughter team run The Mexican Cooking Vacations at their B&B, Arcos de Atascadero.
Patricia is the author of The Buen Provecho Book, a collection of traditional and contemporary Mexican recipes that also contains insights into Mexican life.
Patricia tells her story in November, along with all the other Maestras, who led the way for the female chefs of SMA.
Stay tuned and Buen Apetito!