Aug 20, 2020
EP 51 - Marcela Valladolid
Today on the show is the gorgeous Chef Marcela Valladolid. Although you would expect that we would be talking about food, we talked about so much more. Marcela tells us about having to face the reality that the very food she loved and based her career on she could no longer eat due to a health issue. She tells us how she was able to rebuild her heath through diet and most of all through her own spiritual journey. We talk about how having emotional disease in your life manifests disease. Marcella shares her experience of facing her childhood relationships, and really looking at how they effect every relationship she has had. Marcella is an amazing example of how facing our past, our fears, our trauma, our habits, can mean that we are able to learn from our past and build a stronger mind, body and relationships in the future.
Born in San Diego, Marcela Luz Valladolid-Rodriguez, Marcela's dream of being a chef was sparked when she worked at her Aunt Marcela’s cooking school in Tijuana, Mexico.
Marcela graduated from the Los Angeles Culinary Institute as a certified cook. She then moved to Paris, France where she graduated as a classically trained pastry Chef at the Ritz-Escoffier Cooking School.
She then returned to Tijuana, started her own catering company, and taught cooking techniques to students out of her home. Marcela then joined the team at Bon Appetit magazine as an editor and recipe stylist.
In 2005 Marcela competed in The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, where she won 4th place. Marcela's first cooking program was called Gelatos con Sabor on Discovery en Espanol, showing viewers local Hispanic homes and traditional recipes. Her first book came out in 2009, Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor, followed by her second book in 2010, titled Mexican Made Easy. Marcela went on to appear in many cooking programs including the Food Networks, The Kitchen, which she co-hosted.