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Not your mother's Maya cuisine

Mayan Kitchen's chef adapts traditional recipes for a larger audience

by By Anthony Shu

Many chefs harness recipes passed down from mothers and grandmothers, and memories of growing up in Hunucm?, Mexico, surrounded by Maya communities inspire Ed Correa's menu showcasing Indigenous cuisine at Mayan Kitchen in Sunnyvale. Through his partnership with Katie Voong, owner of K Tea Cafe, a bubble tea and jianbing shop, executive kitchen manager Correa's cooking has evolved to reach a wider audience, even though it has meant making changes that wouldn't get the approval of his family's matriarchs.

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