LESLEY TÉLLEZ, EAT MEXICO FOUNDER
Lesley, a third-generation Mexican-American, co-founded Eat Mexico in 2010 when she was living in Mexico City. As a writer, cooking instructor, recipe developer, and entrepreneur, Lesley’s work centers on celebrating Mexican culture specifically through the lens of food. In 2015, she wrote Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas, a book of 100+ Mexican recipes published by Kyle Books. She also contributed to and edited Nixtamal: A Guide to Masa Preparation in the United States, published by Masienda in 2017.
Lesley’s essays and articles about Mexico and Mexican food have appeared in The New York Times, Saveur, Food & Wine, Serious Eats, The Kitchn, New Worlder, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. For five years, she blogged about Mexican food and Mexican culture at her award-winning blog The Mija Chronicles.
Lesley has a diploma in Especialización en Gastronomía Mexicana (Specialization in Mexican Gastronomy) from the Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana, Mexico City’s premier heritage cooking school. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two young children.