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