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Lesley Tellez

Lesley Tellez

Lesley Téllez is a Southern California native and the author of "Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City's Streets, Markets and Fondas." Her work has appeared in Saveur, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She's also the founder and owner of Eat Mexico Culinary Tours, which offers street food and market tours in Mexico City. 
 

Lesley Tellez
A pastorero at Vilsito | Lesley Tellez
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The Migrant Kitchen

The Years-Long Training to Making Great Tacos Al Pastor

It takes skill, instinct and years of practice to produce sumptuous al pastor meat, not to mention sell it. 
L.A. Mexicano's book cover. | Staci Valentine
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The Migrant Kitchen

New Book Excavates the Complexity of L.A.'s Mexican Food Scene

There is not just one style of Mexican food in L.A., says author Bill Esparza, but several. His new book explores the complexity and richness of the Mexican food scene in Los Angeles.
Conchas | Courtesy of Chicano Eats
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The Migrant Kitchen

Chicano Eats: Where Mexican Food and Design Intersect

Chicano Eats presents photos and recipes that quietly tap into mainstream beliefs about Mexican food being cheap, exotic or lacking depth — and underscore that the complex cuisine has more personality than most people realize.
El Machete hot sauces | Courtesy of El Machete
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The Migrant Kitchen

El Machete's Small-batch Hot Sauce Inspired by Mexico's History and L.A.'s Global Palate

Over the past five years, owner Ochoa has been cultivating a salsa brand that combined his love of Mexico, history and his roots in Los Angeles.
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