Melissa Castillo-Garsow is a Mexican-American writer, journalist, and scholar who has published short stories, poetry, and articles in journals as varied as Acentos Review, Latin Beat Magazine, Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, and Women's Studies. After 8 years working in New York City's fine dining scene, she decided to meld her love of writing with her passion for food and drink. This is the result. To learn about her non-food exploits, visit www.melissacastillogarsow.com.