Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

Anastacia Marx de Salcedo is a food writer whose favorite topics include Latin American home cooking; the intersection of food, business, and culture; and the unpleasant side of eating. More

Anastacia Marx de Salcedo's food writing has appeared in Gourmet, Saveur, Salon, and the Boston Globe, and she's a regular contributor to Public Radio Kitchen. She's a serial entrepreneur who has, among other things, run a boutique ad agency and an English-language newsmagazine in Ecuador. She's working on something that begins with B and ends with K, but doesn't want to jinx herself by saying any more. She's an excellent home cook, a die-hard fruge, and a proud graduate of the Columbia School of Mixology.

Anastacia Marx de Salcedo: This week

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