Lesley Tellez

Location: Queens County, New York
Education: Boston University, Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana
  • Lesley Téllez is a food writer, culinary tour guide, and author specializing in Mexican cuisine who wrote personal essays for Serious Eats about the cookbook writing process.
  • Formerly based in Mexico City, she founded the hugely successful culinary tour company Eat Mexico, which introduces visitors from around the world to the city’s vibrant street food scene.
  • Lesley is also the writer behind the popular blog The Mija Chronicles; contributes travel and culture stories to publications like Eater, Food & Wine, and The New York Times; and wrote a cookbook called Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas, which was published in 2015.


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