Chelsie Kenyon

  • 10 years of experience in freelance food writing and more than 100 published recipes
  • Author of "Mexican Cooking," a cookbook featuring traditional Mexican dishes
  • Makes educational presentations at colleges and schools on the topic of Mexican cuisine and cooking


Chelsie Kenyon is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing recipes and articles for over 10 years. She is the author of a Mexican cookbook. She grew up surrounded by great cooks in her family and learned from a young age about spices and flavorings unique to Mexican food. As a young adult, she made several missionary trips to villages in Mexico during which she had a chance to discuss the local dishes and cooking techniques with the native people. She has also spent time in Chile, which further enhanced her knowledge of Latin cuisine.

She has also been a guest speaker on the topic of cooking Mexican cuisine at local community colleges and more recently, elementary schools.

Chelsie travels to Mexico frequently and shops at the neighborhood panaderias, carnicerias, and farmer's markets in her own neighborhood and loves to use locally grown, fresh ingredients to create new recipes and improve family favorites.



Chelsie Kenyon gained practical experience in Mexican cooking and cuisine during her stays in Mexico and ongoing travel.

Awards and Publications

Chelsie Kenyon is the author of  the cookbook "Mexican Cooking." She has been a guest writer for since 2011.

Expertise: Mexican food

About The Spruce

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