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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Aaron Sanchez

By Jeannette Park | January 16, 2014

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Photo courtesy of Aaron Sanchez

Photo courtesy of Aaron Sanchez

Aarón Sánchez is the co-star of Food Network’s hit series,  Chopped, as well as the star of FOX Life’s #1 rated series Aarón Loves NY and their new travel-food series MOTOCHEFS. Aarón is the chef/owner of Mestizo, located in Leawood, Kansas. He is also the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at House of Blues nationwide. The son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Aarón’s passion, commitment and skills have placed him among the country’s leading contemporary Latin chefs. Read More

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“Yes, Chef” Paperback Launch with Converse

By Jeannette Park | May 29, 2013

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Yes, Chef Party

Yeah, he’s having a good time.

Fresh off wins for an IACP and James Beard Award, we took “Yes, Chef” to another part of town to properly fête the book’s paperback release. Having had a very successful and proper tour coast-to-coast and overseas for the hardcover last July, this time was all about the B-Sides of the book, a grittier, edgier look at the untold stories from the memoir and a peek into Marcus’s other loves aside from cooking: art, music, fashion, culture and lifestyle. For this intrepid mission, we headed to the big bad lands of Willliamsburg, Brooklyn. Read More

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Geandy Pavon: Painting With Substance

By Diamond Bradley | June 20, 2012

The Studio Museum in Harlem Resized

You don’t even need to step inside the Studio Museum in Harlem to expect the unexpected. The red, black and green American flag waving high above its doors indicate you’re in for something different.

The epitome of this resides in Cuban artist Geandy Pavόn’s head.

Born in Cuba in 1974, Pavόn pursued street art with his group called La Zampana, or “The Bell,” while attending Las Tunas Art School.  Of course, in such turbulent times during the 80′s in Cuba, rebelling against the established order wasn’t welcome. Eventually he left Cuba for a better life in the United States, specifically New York, where he studied at the National Museum of Fine Art for four years.

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My Mom’s Sopa Seca: Aaron Sanchez’s Food Memories with his Mom

By admin | May 10, 2012

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It’s always fascinating to learn where a chef first got his roots in cooking. We often think that it’s easy to follow in the culinary footsteps of a parent when the path has already been laid down for you; but in fact it could be quite the opposite if you want to make your own path and impression in the culinary world. This was just the case for Nuevo Latino Chef Aaron Sanchez.

What some don’t know about Food Network’s and Centrico’s talented chef is that his mother, Zarela Martinez, too is a Mexican cuisine icon in her own right. Having written three cookbooks and opened her own famed restaurant in New York City, Zarela’s, Aaron wanted to veer away from his mother’s influence in cooking and form his own footprint in dining. Yet, he remains ever thankful for his mother’s support and inspiration (case in point, Aaron’s Letter to Mom).

We caught up with Chef Aaron while he shared with us some food memories of his beloved mother, Zarela Martinez… Read More

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Aarón Sanchez on Cinco de Mayo

By admin | May 4, 2012

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Tomorrow marks the day where the colors red, white, and green can be seen flying over many restaurants, and items like Flautas, Micheladas, and Tres Leches seep into menus everywhere. While many Americans have finally figured out that Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexico’s Independence Day, few still know what it really stands for. Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration of Mexico’s unexpected victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla.

But to get an even better idea of this much celebrated festivity as well as Mexican cuisine in general, we went to he who knows best, our good friend Chef Aaron Sanchez. He shared with us some insight of what Cinco de Mayo means to him and a new view into Mexican cuisine.

Here’s what he shared with us… Read More

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