Latina YouTube home-style cook, food/travel blogger and food photographer Yvette Marquez–Sharpnack learned the art of delicious homemade Mexican cooking from her mom and grandmother. In honor of her two favorite people and her strong Mexican heritage, the blog MuyBuenoCookbook.com was created. It is there where Yvette shares generations of cherished family recipes, travel adventures and DIY projects with her 100,000 visitors a month and 50,000 social media followers.
Her work has been featured in Latina Magazine, Cosmo For Latinas Magazine, today.com, nbc.com, buzzfeed.com, designsponge.com, popsugar.com, saveur.com, peopleensspañol.com, BetterHomesandGardens.com, thehuffingtonpost.com, Cosmopolitan, siempremujer.com, mom.me and Parade. She’s authored two books, Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor and Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails.
Yvette’s beautiful cooking videos have been featured on the popular tastemade.com, a global video community of food and travel lovers. She’s also been an on-camera digital host and brand spokesperson for Unileiver, Avocados from Mexico, Eggland’s Best and Las Palmas. Her talents certainly go beyond on-camera work. Most recently Yvette won an Emmy Award for writer/producer in the Short Program Category for Day Of The Dead Celebration- a holiday when Mexicans remember and honor deceased loved ones.
Yvette has appeared on the national talk show Daytime, Fox31 in Denver, ABC7 in El Paso and on Estrella TV in San Francisco. But her proudest public moment was when she appeared on a YouTube live stream with First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss issues impacting Hispanic families. As a mother, Yvette’s especially concerned with making sure all children have access to healthy food and know where their food comes from. Thirteen million kids in the U.S. struggle with hunger and in 2012, Yvette was honored to participate in a live round-table discussion with Mrs. Obama to discuss some of the issues impacting Hispanic families across the nation, including the health and future of our children. As a result of her mission, Yvette has been an active supporter of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
Just like her mom Vangie and grandma Jesusita, this mom from Colorado is creating childhood culinary memories for her son and daughter.
And that’s “muy bueno “(very good)!