Diana Kennedy Coming to Santa Cruz Area

Diana KennedyThe doyenne of Mexican cooking, Diana Kennedy, will be appearing at three events in and around Surf City to celebrate the re-release of her 1989 classic, The Art of Mexican Cooking.

Kennedy has written eight cookbooks, but The Art of Mexican Cooking remains a true favorite with its collection of traditional recipes. Kennedy, who lives in an adobe home in the state of Michoacán, is already working on her next tome, all about the foods of Oaxaca.

May 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., she will host a book-signing at Alma Gifts & Culture, 1705 Mission St. in Santa Cruz. Snacks made from her own recipes will be served. The event is free. Phone is: (831) 425-2562.

May 31 at 9 a.m., Kennedy will conduct a Q&A session at the Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr. in Aptos. Afterwards, she will sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.

June 1 at 5:30 p.m.,  she will speak at the Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 – 41st Ave. in Capitola, then do a book-signing. Refreshments, made from her recipes, will be served.

To immerse yourself even more in Kennedy’s life, My Mexico Tours leads tours every August to Kennedy’s home, which include cooking classes taught by the master, herself.

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