Who’s blogging? Leslie Harris de Limón, a blue-eyed, Spanglish-speaking California girl. I was raised by my Mexican grandparents, who introduced me to my love of cooking at a young age when I was barely tall enough to see over my grandparents’ stove. I’m a wife, mom of 4 and overall domestic goddess. And for the last 11 years, Mexico has been my home.
Explain your blog name: After a year of blogging with a plain, unimaginative name (Recipes by Leslie), I wanted a name that conjured up images of the Mexican-inspired dishes I share on my blog, and La Cocina de Leslie was born.
Blogging since: April 2009
Blogging from: Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico. (A picturesque town just north of Guadalajara, known for producing the best chile de arbol in the world.)
Most popular post: The most popular recipes on my blog are the more traditional Mexican dishes, like Coctel de Camaron (Mexican Shrimp Cocktail), and Enchiladas de Papa. But not-so-traditional Mexican-inspired dishes like Breakfast Enchiladas and Mexican Pizza are also a big hit.
What you’ve learned about food while blogging: I’ve learned to keep an open mind when it comes to food and to never judge food by its appearance or where it came from. And that sometimes it takes quite a few tries for a food to grow on you.
Where do you get inspiration for your posts? My family, childhood memories, foods I miss and crave from the US, and all of the amazing foods Mexico has to offer.
What have you learned from blogging? Food blogging is a never-ending learning process.