Lourdes Castro

Professor and chef Lourdes Castro entered the culinary world as a college student at New York University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food. She then attended Columbia University, earning a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. Concurrent with her Master’s degree, Lourdes was licensed as a Registered Dietitian. Shortly after graduation, Lourdes served as an associate at the James Beard Foundation. She returned to her alma mater, NYU, where she is an Adjunct Professor in the department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health. Lourdes has written three cookbooks: Simply Mexican (Ten Speed Press, 2009), Eat, Drink, Think (Ten Speed Press, 2009), and Latin Grilling (Ten Speed Press, 2011).