About Me

Hi all! I’m Maria. I am a primary care pediatrician by day, food writer… well for fun on nights and weekends. I spent my childhood and teenage years growing up in Honduras, and moved to the U.S. to learn about medicine. I then spent most of my twenties training in the hospital and used food and writing as my outlet. I have since finished the horrific 80-hour weeks of residency and trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. In the interim I got married to a wonderful man and we adopted the fluffiest dog, aptly named after our favorite chip, Pita.

I am Latino, my husband is Arabic, my grandfather Italian. I love lots of different flavors and believe the best way to get to know a new culture is through cooking and eating its food. I also believe that by choosing to embrace our differences, learning about one another, and appreciate diversity, we can make the world a better place. So follow along as I ramble on about medicine, we travel to many corners of the world to eat the weirdest food, and generally chop, dice, and braise our favorite dishes in a small apartment kitchen in Washington DC.


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