Elizabeth Escobedo is a writer, speaker, and recognized culinary expert who is passionate about bringing global and exotic foods, stories, and traditions to the modern home. Using her background as an interculturalist, Elizabeth promotes a philosophy of discovering cultures through cuisine and provides rich culinary experiences that include food’s history, culture, and social customs.
Born into a Mexican-American family, she was surrounded by different styles of cooking from an early age. As a young adult, her approach to cooking evolved through her travels, as well as summer projects in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. She learned to cook different native cuisines in diverse kitchens around the world, ranging from a quaint kitchen in France, to an outdoor kitchen in Tanzania.
Her growing passion for adventure motivated Elizabeth to move to Aix-en-Provence, France to complete a program in French Language Studies and Culture and Civilization from the University of Provence. Upon returning to the United States, Elizabeth completed a Masters Degree in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific and the Intercultural Communication Institute. She started her own business conducting cross cultural training programs for business executives and expatriates on international assignments as she continued to foster her cooking skills and cooking instruction. Elizabeth turned her passion for culture and cuisine into a refreshing approach to instruction by fusing these elements into creative cooking classes and events.
As a mother, Elizabeth is also passionate about translating her maternal experiences into culinary adventures in the kitchen by exposing her children to different cultures, languages, and cuisines. She started a blog to write about her family’s adventures in the kitchen and share the experiences that make her life so rich.
Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish and French and is an active member of The International Association of Culinary Professionals and The Houston Culinary Guild. She teaches cooking classes and speaks at many notable establishments, including Central Market, Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Le Creuset, Lake Austin Spa, museums, and private organizations. She has contributed to television and radio programs including Great Day Houston and Tea in Texas magazine. On her spare time, she volunteers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center teaching cooking classes and producing videos for their online cookbook and website. nike air max thea damen nike air max thea damen