Photographer Josue Castro Cooks Up Visual Feast at CECUT Tijuana

Photos of Baja California chefs, winemakers and artisans exhibited at the Tijuana Cultural Center

Josue Castro, CECUT, The Kitchen, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico


TIJUANA.– For two nights, May 20th and 29th, Tijuana’s Cultural Center CECUT opened its doors and Tijuana photographer Josue Castro welcomed a sold out crowd of the region’s foodies, dignitaries and press to his new photo exhibit, Puro Hedonismo/Hedonismo Puro. The photo series consists of stark black and white portraits of Baja California’s most noted as well as up-and-coming chefs, winemakers, craft brewers and others involved in the regional culinary scene.

Castro had just completed his 47th of 99 portraits last November when we caught up with him in his Zona Centro studio, The Kitchen. He explained, “The chefs here right now – everywhere due to the media and television – are becoming like rock stars. The chefs and winemakers here in Baja California really ARE rock stars.” Indeed, the Puro Hedonismo/Hedonismo Puro series is a veritable “who’s-who” of Baja California cuisine…


About W. Scott Koenig (103 Articles)
San Diego-based lifestyle writer W. Scott Koenig is founder of the blog, author of the book 7 Days in The Valle: Baja California’s Wine Country Cuisine and writes columns for DiningOut San Diego Magazine, and Scott is also the Food Expert for Baja California at (formerly FoodieHub), an international culinary site curated by over 275 experts.

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