The 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards took place earlier this week and we were thrilled to learn that Maricel Presilla (GSAS '79) was nominated for Best Chef- Mid-Atlantic. Maricel is a culinary historian specializing in the foods of Latin America and Spain. She holds a doctorate in medieval Spanish history from NYU and has received formal training in cultural anthropology. She writes a weekly food column for the Miami Herald and owns Zafra and Cucharamama, two pan-latin restaurants in Hoboken, New Jersey. In the fall, she will be opening Ultramarinos, a Latin American food store and cooking atelier, also in Hoboken.
For more information on Maricel and her restaurants please click here.