Lesley Téllez is a journalist, culinary tour expert and Mexican cookbook author living in Los Angeles. Her book Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas, was published in June 2015 by Kyle Books, and was an Amazon bestseller. In addition to writing, Lesley runs the top-rated tourism company Eat Mexico, which offers culinary walks focusing on street food, markets and local food history in Mexico City and Puebla. She oversees a staff of eight with frequent trips to Mexico's Distrito Federal.
Lesley's writing, which focuses mostly on food and Mexico, has been published in The New York Times, New Worlder, Saveur, Food & Wine, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times and Serious Eats, among other publications. From 2009 to 2015, she authored the award-winning Mexican food and travel blog The Mija Chronicles. Lesley started her career as a newspaper reporter at The Dallas Morning News. She also authored a locally beloved weekly nightlife column for the now-defunct Dallas daily Quick.
Lesley has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University and a diploma in Mexican gastronomy from the Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana in Mexico City. She's an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.