Chef Jorge Vallejo: The Evolution of Mexican Cuisine

I have come to know and appreciate this very capable young chef over the last few years. The last time I was at Quintonil, gracing the dining room were Alice Waters, Mario Batali, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo, all in town for Mesamerica. Every chef traveling to Mexico City has Quintonil on their itinerary, as…

Martin Diedrich, Kéan Coffee, Costa Mesa, CA

Of all the places in the world I would see the entire process of harvesting, cleaning, drying, grading, and finally roasting coffee beans to brew in a cup, I never expected it to be in Costa Mesa, California. It was a lesson to see how much work and passion it takes to come up with…