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Patricia Quintana

Matriarch of Mexican cuisine
Quintana in her restaurant, Izote, in Mexico City in 2007. It closed in 2013 after the chef was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

I MET PATRICIA QUINTANA, WHO DIED ON NOV. 26 AT 72, when I was a child. My mother was part of the Mexican culinary-art circle,

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