Diana Kennedy

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Diana Kennedy

Kennedy in 2016
Kennedy in 2016
BornDiana Southwood
(1923-03-03)3 March 1923
Loughton, Essex, England
Died24 July 2022(2022-07-24) (aged 99)
Zitácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
OccupationAuthor, researcher and cook
GenreCookbooks
SubjectMexican cuisine
Notable awardsOrder of the Aztec Eagle, Order of the British Empire
Years active1967–2022
Spouse
Paul P. Kennedy
(died 1967)
Website
dianakennedycenter.org

Diana Kennedy MBE (née Southwood; 3 March 1923 – 24 July 2022) was a British food writer. He was known for writing English-language books about Mexican cuisine. Her best known book was The Cuisines of Mexico.[1] Kennedy was honored with the Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican government, and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Kennedy died on 24 July 2022 at her home in Zitácuaro, Mexico at the age of 99.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Danovich, Tove K. (8 December 2016). "At 93, Diana Kennedy Still Reigns As Mexico's Feistiest Food Expert". NPR.org. National Public Radio. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  2. Grimes, William (24 July 2022). "Diana Kennedy, Authority on Mexican Cooking, Dies at 99". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 July 2022.