Zarela's Musical Flavors of Mexico

Zarela Martinez is passionate about sharing the Mexican culture she loves. As professional chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author she has increased American appreciation for the range and richness of Mexican cuisine. Growing up on a cattle ranch in Chihuahua, in northern Mexico, Zarela, her family and friends gathered each evening to sing songs. Host David Garland heard Zarela sing recently, and invited her to share her love of Mexican music on Spinning On Air in honor of the bicentennial of the Mexican War of Independence (Sept. 16) and the centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. With harpist Silvio Solis and guitarist Francisco Espinola, Zarela cooks up the special flavors of Mexican song.