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Food journalists are also Baja California`s tourist advocates

Writer-columnist shared experience helped boost Baja`s tourism industry

Food journalists are also Baja California`s tourist advocatesKristin Díaz de Sandi at Guadalupe Valley, Baja California. Courtesy Life & Food Blog
Kristin Díaz de Sandi at Guadalupe Valley, Baja California. Courtesy Life & Food Blog

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According to the Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia, “Food critic” can be used to describe a writer who analyzes food or restaurants and then publishes the result f their findings.

To be a food critic, food writer, and restaurant critic, one needs endless curiosity, understand the art in food preparation and have the sensibility to see beyond than the usual people sees. To accomplish this, good food-journalist need to slowly taste their way around the world and wrote about it, with the understanding on how climate, culture and ingredients interact in many different and incredible ways. And above all, have the language ability to pass on their opinion through simple down-to-earth narrative that can be understood by everybody.

The same way we take friends recommendations, since we know what they like or don’t like. We value our favorite food writer opinion, even if it reflect only their own taste, because we know them, we trust their judgment, they are our guides. Many food writers not only invited us to try new flavors, also to visit interesting places, even places we never consider to visit before.

Nowadays, culinary-themed articles about restaurants in Baja California are featured on the cover of many national magazines and prestigious newspapers. A great example of a writer that understands the area and the culture is food writer Kristin Díaz de Sandi. As she said on her website www.lifeandfoodblog.com : “We are fortunate to live in Southern California where we have the accessibility to experience both the Mexican and American cultures. There are so many new places and foods to discover.”

Thanks to her we discovered little eateries with quality food, great places in San Diego and many, many more south of the border in Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada. From oyster bars, crispy fish taco stands, and traditional Mexican food restaurants to the most exquisite five course meal in Baja. On her last article about Ensenada`s Manzanilla Restaurant, one of the “must go” places in the area, the ingredients of Baja California and the cuisine truly shine.

The fact that many people set its eyes on Baja California is mostly thanks to Kristin, who has dedicated a vast amount of her time to promote local culinary talent. Making dinning in Baja became a travel motive for American tourists in Mexico.

She is not only one of the best food critics in the region, is also a Baja California tourism ambassador, since her food reviews change people`s perception of the state.

That`s why for SanDiegoRed.com, having Kristin Díaz de Sandi collaborations, it’s not only a pleasure but also a great honor.

Eduardo.Flores@sandiegored.com

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