Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack is a mother, wife, author, graphic designer, food blogger, and recipe developer in Denver, Colorado. She was raised in El Paso, Texas and draws culinary inspiration from her grandmother's old-world northern Mexican recipes and her mother's comforting south of the border home-style dishes.
Yvette combined her passion for Mexican food with her graphic design talents to create a blog that would catalog her family's recipes. The Muy Bueno blog soon blossomed into much more, gaining a following online as well as through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Most recently, Muy Bueno was nominated by SAVEUR as one of the Best Regional Cuisine Blogs and Best Group Blogs of 2012. Her cookbook Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (Hippocrene Books), written with her sister Veronica and mother Evangelina, was published in October. Yvette now works as a recipe developer with IMUSA USA and Avocados from Mexico.
Besides her blog, Yvette has also been featured in Latina Magazine, and the websites of Paula Deen, The Pioneer Woman, SAVEUR, Siempre Mujer, and Gourmet, among others. She has also been on several radio shows and local TV in El Paso. This year also brought one of Yvette’s proudest moments, when she participated in an intimate round-table discussion with First Lady Michelle Obama, representing Latina mothers and their concerns.
Additional information about Yvette and her culinary activities can be found at www.muybuenocookbook.com.