Bill Esparza

Bill Esparza is a James Beard Award-winning writer, Ellie Award nominee and a leading national voice on Latin American cuisines in America.

Bill Esparza

Bill Esparza is a James Beard Award-winning writer, Ellie Award nominee and a leading national voice on Latin American cuisines in America.

Bill Esparza is a James Beard Award-winning writer, Ellie Award nominee and a leading national voice on Latin American cuisines in America. He is a regular guest and fixer on food television for such hosts as Andrew Zimmerman and Phil Rosenthal and has been the curator for LA Weekly’s Tacolandia. Esparza is the go-to person for all media when it comes to hunting down the flavors and stories of Latin America. He fell in love with Mexican cooking at his grandmother’s table and on childhood trips to his family’s hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico, where he was introduced to street food. His original style of writing and passion for culture have made Esparza a prime source for magazines, newspapers and food travel shows. His knowledge has been acquired the old-fashioned way, from firsthand experience on the streets and at the stands and markets of Los Angeles, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.