Lourdes Castro is a professor, cookbook author and Registered Dietitian who is just as passionate about teaching as she is about cooking, and feels just as comfortable in the classroom as she does in the kitchen.
A Miami native with deep Cuban roots, Lourdes has written four cookbooks: Simply Mexican[amazon.com] (Ten Speed Press, 2009), Eat, Drink, Think in Spanish [amazon.com] (Ten Speed Press, 2009), and Latin Grilling [amazon.com] (Ten Speed Press, 2011). Lourdes is currently working on her fourth cookbook, The Cuban Chef, which will be published by Rizzoli in the fall of 2018.
Lourdes has a recurring role as a judge on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’ Early Show, and The Talk (CBS), as well as on news and lifestyle programs on Better TV, Univision, Telemundo, and CNN en Español. Her recipes have appeared in Food & Wine magazine, Latina Magazine, and The New York Times among other publications.
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