Humor and Surprises in Mexican Cooking and Culture
Patricia Merrill Márquez was born in San Miguel de Allende and grew up in a bi-cultural family. The influence of her Yankee father, a language teacher, and her Mexican mother, with a three generation history of cooking expertise initiated in the convents of San Miguel, resulted in the publication of The Buen Provecho Book, a delicious and humorous showcase of insight into Mexican cooking and culture through popular sayings and authentic recipes.
Although her formal training and professional practice has been — for over 47 years—in architecture, her current activities include running MexicanCookingVacation.Com, real estate brokering and illustrating a rich reflection of a then atypical and often amusing dual heritage upbringing through her writing. She also finds time for family enjoyment which includes spending time with her two beautiful granddaughters.