Zarela Martinez : For Lovers of Mexican Food & Culture

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Chef, restaurateur, television host, and cookbook author Zarela Martinez was born in the Mexican border town of Agua Prieta in Sonora State. She moved to El Paso, Texas, in 1973 and started a small catering business. She married Adolfo Sánchez, a widowed parole officer with three children, in 1975; they had twin sons, Aarón and Rodrigo, in 1976, and separated in 1980. In 1981, she met Paul Prudhomme, who invited her to cook at a gathering of the Confraire des Maîtres Cuisiniers at New York City’s Tavern on the Green. This event greatly increased Martinez’s prominence on the culinary scene. She and her sons moved to New York City in 1983; she launched a new catering business and in 1984 began working as consultant and executive chef at Café Marimba, the first restaurant in New York to feature fine Mexican cuisine. In 1987, she opened the eponymous Zarela restaurant serving Mexican regional cuisines. The restaurant closed in 2011. She and her stepdaughter Marisa Sánchez Bastien opened Danzón in 2001, with a menu based on the food of Veracruz; it closed in 2002. Martinez has been instrumental in introducing Americans to authentic Mexican food, through her restaurants and writings. She has written three cookbooks: Food from my Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined (1992), which includes autobiographical sections as well as recipes; The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico’s Heart (1997); and, with Anne Mendelson, Zarela’s Veracruz: Cooking and Culture in Mexico’s Tropical Melting Pot (2001), the companion volume to her 13-part PBS ¡Zarela! La Cocina Veracruzana.

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.(n.d.). Zarela Martinez : For Lovers of Mexican Food & Culture. Retrieved November 23, 2017 from Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:32658194

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Zarela Martinez : For Lovers of Mexican Food & Culture. SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:32658194. (accessed November 23, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Zarela Martinez : For Lovers of Mexican Food & Culture." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 23 November 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:32658194>.