Lesley Téllez

Lesley Téllez

Lesley Téllez is a freelance journalist and recipe developer. In 2015, she published her first cookbook, Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas. Lesley also contributed to and edited Nixtamal: A Guide to Masa Preparation in the United States. The food tour company she founded, also called Eat Mexico, offers a curated look at Mexico City’s street food and market scene.


  • Lesley has written for The Spruce since June 2020.
  • Her articles and Mexican recipes have appeared The New York Times, Food & Wine, Eating Well, The Kitchn, New Worlder, and more.
  • Lesley holds a BS in Journalism from Boston University and a diploma in Especialización en Gastronomía Mexicana from the Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana in Mexico City.



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