Angie hails from Monterrey, a large, industrial city right near the Mexico/US border. Her love of cooking developed at a young age since she and her two siblings often helped their busy, working mom in the kitchen. At 15, Angie moved to New York City to attend high school. During these early years in the city, she started working as a bartender at a Mexican restaurant, where, of course, she also helped out in the kitchen as well.
Upon coming to New York, Angie also became well versed in the cuisine of Puebla. Angie’s diverse and delicious repertoire of recipes has been featured by Martha Stewart Living, Family Dinner with Andrew Zimmern, The Splendid Table, Epoch Times, Nuvo Magazine, and Mommy Poppins.
Angie is passionate about preserving Mexican tradition, and she helps to run the Mariachi Academy of New York, a non-profit school that offers free music lessons to children. Angie is an artist, and when she isn’t cooking or working with the Mariachi Academy, she sings, models, and takes photographs. She is also a very proud mom to her young son Alexander and her daughter Angelina.
I felt very comfortable in Angie's home, and she was very welcoming. I truly believed her when she said we were welcome back any time. She was also a great cooking teacher! Explaining each part, and adding various facts and tidbits as the night went on. It was evident how much she equated food and love. And everything tasted AMAAAAAAAAZIIIINNNGGGG.”