I’m Pilar Hernandez, a Latina mom, cookbook author, and urban farmer.
I was born and raised in Chile. Went to medical school there and then moved to Houston, Texas in 2003 without knowing how to cook and speaking no English.
I still remember the first time I went to the grocery store. I almost cried out of frustration, not knowing what brands to buy or which food was equivalent to the foods I grew up eating.
Fast forward: Today I’m a happy food blogger, cookbook author of The Chilean Kitchen, and coordinator of 2 community gardens. I will show you how to cook Chilean food with US ingredients you find in your supermarket. I’ll challenge you to try exotic fruits like lucuma or maqui, and our favorite cereals wheat berries and quinoa.
Welcome to my Chilean Kitchen!
In 2014, I published my first cookbook with 3 other Chilean bloggers “Comer rico: Del blog a la mesa” (only available in Spanish)
Places where my cookbook has been featured:
Places where my blog has been featured:
Ecuador: La Revista del Diario El Universo