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A ‘Truly Texas Mexican’

Culinary Program hosts next live cooking show with world-famous chef and filmmaker Adán Medrano May 5


World-renowned Chef Adan Medrano (above), recently the subject of a documentary about South Texan cuisine, Truly Texas Mexican, and author of the cookbook of the same name, will be a guest chef on STC’s Culinary Arts Program virtual cooking show “The Cooking Spot” on May 5.

The Culinary Arts Program at South Texas College, in partnership with the STC Library, will be hosting world renowned chef and filmmaker Adán Medrano on the program’s virtual cooking show, "The Cooking Spot" on May 5th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Chef Medrano will present a live talk and cooking demonstration for visitors.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be conducted through Zoom. To join on the day of the event please see the link below.

Zoom Meeting ID: 977 2947 1699

Passcode: 604294

Medrano is a Chef and Food Writer, author of “Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage In Recipes” – a Book Of The Year Finalist by Foreword Reviews.

He spent 23 years travelling and working throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia where he came to recognize the importance of food and culinary traditions in society.

Chef Medrano is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and began his professional work in established restaurant kitchens including fine dining at “Restaurant Ten Bogaerde” in Belgium, and volunteering as the Chef of Houston’s Casa Juan Diego, a shelter for homeless persons.

He has lectured about food & culture at academic institutions, including Harvard University Coop, Colorado College, Culinary Institute of America, and Northeastern University, and has showcased his recipes at national gatherings of the National Association of Latino Arts And Cultures, at Brennan’s restaurant in Houston, at “Nao,” the CIA restaurant in San Antonio, and at the American Book Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Chef Medrano is also an award-winning filmmaker and holds a Master of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1976 he founded the San Antonio CineFestival, the first and now longest-running Latino film festival in the USA.

He continues producing media with a focus on food, and has provided consulting services and created media productions for the White House, The Vatican, The National Conference Of Catholic Bishops, among others, both in the US and internationally.

Medrano will be on the Culinary live-streamed show with STC instructors Chef Nadia Casaperalta and Chef Ruben Lemus.

For more information please contact Chef Nadia Casaperalta at 872-2218.