Marta Rivera Diaz is a formally trained chef with more than 25 years of cooking and baking experience. She created Sense & Edibility to encourage advanced and novice cooks, alike, to explore- and succeed at executing- culinary fundamentals and techniques Marta melds her multi-cultural background and extensive travel history into creative recipes that inspire. My favorite quote from Marta is, “I’m a woman with wild, crazy hair and painted, pouty lips who’s tatted up…and I’m a homeschool mom. I claim the Bronx as home, but I’ve never lived anywhere for more than six years. No one gets me, yet everyone understands me.” Listen in.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE:
- Learn why she describes her cooking style as eclectic, intentional, and frenetic
- “I didn’t see chefs like me on TV. I didn’t see food that I grew up eating or made on a regular basis on TV…to have a Latina who’s also Black creating food from both of her cultures…people need to see that chefs that look like me exist.”
- “So a lot of people are under the impression that all chefs have these fond, loving memories surrounding food. And some of us don’t, some of us have food insecurity memories.”
- Find out how she finishes this sentence, “If I could cook for … I would cook her…
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More from Marta Rivera Diaz:
- Sense & Edibility: https://senseandedibility.com/
- Loaded Carrot Cake: https://senseandedibility.com/loaded-carrot-cake/
Merrie Lynn Eaker says
Ha! Nailed it! When you asked Marta what she brings to a potluck, I KNEW she would say, “Mac-n-cheese!” It should be listed as another “wonder of the world!” I’m so privileged to know and love Marta (our husbands served together-Go Army!). Thank you so much for highlighting her and her passions. You made my day!
Stefani Renée says
I love that! Marta is the best! I appreciate you for checking the podcast out and am glad you enjoyed the episode.