Diana Kennedy: The Julia Child of Mexican Cuisine

Sep 16th, 2017 | By | Category: guest bio, the show
Diana Kennedy, Courtesy UT Press

Diana Kennedy, Courtesy UT Press

A British citizen, Diana Southwood went to Mexico in 1957 to marry Paul P. Kennedy of the New York Times.

She is widely considered the foremost researcher, teacher, and writer on the regional foods of Mexico and has written eight books on the subject.

She has been bestowed the highest honor given to foreigners by the Mexican government, the Order of the Aztec Eagle, for her work of disseminating Mexican culture through its foods. She has also received numerous awards from other gastronomic institutions and was decorated with an MBE by Queen Elizabeth for her work of strengthening cultural relations between Mexico and the United Kingdom, as well as for her work for the environment, which is always reflected in her texts.

At 94 years old, Ms. Kennedy remains active and interested, traveling between her home in Mexico and the US, sharing her passion and knowledge with all who will listen.

For the past thirty plus years, her studies have been centered around her ecological house in the state of Michoacán, where she grows herbs and vegetables common to the cuisine of the region, teaches cooking classes, researches, writes, and enjoys life.

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