Female Chefs Celebrated during 2016 Baja Culinary Fest

El Sabor de Mujeres de Baja features 15 regional cocineras

La Cocina Que Canta, Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico


TECATE – Held in and around the oak-shaded organic gardens of La Cocina Que Canta – the famous wellness retreat Rancho La Puerta’s cooking school – October 27th’s El Sabor de Mujeres de Baja featured dishes from 15 of Baja California’s top female chefs, Valle de Guadalupe wines, artisanal beers, live music, and a convivial countryside atmosphere.

While it may seem like a novel idea to highlight Baja California’s female chefs as part of the 2016 Baja Culinary Fest, it’s not. After all, the Olveras, the Plascencias, the Berestáins, and others in the oft male-dominated restaurant industry base and credit their modern Mexican dishes on recipes created by the country’s traditional cocineras (female chefs) hundreds of years ago…



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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