Diana Kennedy

In 1957, Diana Kennedy traveled to Mexico to marry Paul P. Kennedy. Kennedy is a New York Times foreign correspondent. She started teaching Mexican cooking workshops there and published her first cookbook there as well. She has been awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor conferred by the Mexican government to foreigners. She spends the most of the year in her eco-adobe house in Michoacan, Mexico, which also serves as a Mexican food research center.