Marcela Valladolid Instagram Location: San Diego Marcela Valladolid is a chef from Tijuana, Mexico, living in San Diego. She's hosted "Mexican Made Easy" on the Food Network and published three cookbooks: "Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor"(2009), "Mexican Made Easy" (2011), and "Casa Marcela: Recipes and Food Stories of My Life in the Californias" (2017). Education Valladolid studied at the Los Angeles Culinary Institute and the Ritz Escoffier Cooking School in Paris. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.