Author's Note

"In 2011, Mexican filmmakers, José Álvarez, Sebastián Hofmann and Pedro González Rubio produced a film called Canícula set in the Totonaca culture of Veracruz. This film affected me deeply as a Mexican and I began to grow a desire to see more representations of my country shown in this type of light. Working towards a goal of economic equality and optimal health for the young women in our culture, I began a journey in August 2015 to showcase Baja California in that type of light. MXCNAS, as a creative series, as a book, as a potential film project, as a platform and as a movement, is the starting point of that journey."

Líder: Ana Laura Martínez

"Ellas, todas ellas, las mujeres de la cocina, son quienes seguirán siendo indispensables en la fórmula de la identidad cultural de las mexicanas y latinoamericanas que a través de sus sartenes y cucharones lucharan por todas nosotras, las que nos fuimos, las que estamos y las que llegaremos." {Leer ensayo entero}

Introducing: Pita

I want to promote the chefs in Baja California but I want to do it in an original format. So, I created a fictional character named Pita, a 30 year old woman living in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, México. Pita is balancing her personal and professional life in the moment when she is deciding whether or not she will have a child. As she makes her decisions, Pita seeks the wisdom of these twenty five chefs featured in this project.