This post is part of our Summer Cookbook Club series for August 2020 featuring My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions by Gabriela Cámara.

Gabriela Cámara is a celebrated restaurateur and cookbook author.

She has opened eleven restaurants including Contramar in Mexico City, which she opened at the age of 23 with no professional experience working in or running restaurants. To say she is driven and tenacious is like saying water is wet. She knows no other way.

Aside from being an astute businesswoman, she has been widely recognized for progressive efforts within the sustainable food communities and uplifting the livelihoods of restaurant workers through full-time employment and providing health insurance (rarities within the restaurant industry). When she opened Cala in San Fransisco, California she became part of a growing movement giving second chances…

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