From her hometown of Chicago to Copenhagen via New York, Rosio Sanchez has covered a lot of ground in her career. But her connection to her Mexican heritage has remained a constant. After immigrating from Mexico to the United States, her parents raised her in the La Villita neighbourhood of Chicago. Tortillas were as common on the table as salt and pepper. On the weekends, Sanchez and her mother would walk a mile to buy fresh masa for tamales and sopes. After training in top kitchens, including WD-50 and Noma, she opened her own space, the taqueria Hija de Sanchez in Copenhagen, followed by a second branch and, more recently, the cantina Sanchez. Oh, and did we mention René Redzepi invited her back to assist on the Noma Mexico pop-up?
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