5 Things With… Restaurateur and Author Bricia Lopez
Restaurateur and Author Bricia Lopez shares the 5 things she can't live without during quarantine.
Born and raised in Oaxaca, which is rich in culinary tradition and indigenous food culture, restaurateur Bricia Lopez comes from a long lineage of Oaxacan Mezcal craftsman.
She grew up in her grandmother’s kitchen and lived the traditions of mole and true artisanal cooking. In 1994, her father founded Guelaguetza which has become a Los Angeles institution for traditional Oaxacan food––and that’s where Bricia’s career took off. She is currently a partner at Guelaguetza and today spearheads all operations alongside her three siblings.
Since then Bricia has become a champion for Oaxacan food and culture in Los Angeles (she was named LA’s official Mezcalera in 2013) and beyond, written her own cookbook, and launched her own successful business.