Reina Gascon-Lopez


Years of Participation


As a Puerto Rican raised in the South, Reina explores both her multiracial background and cultures through food and writing. Cooking and focusing on elevated homestyle and comfort foods, Reina likes to bridge the cultures of her Afro-Caribbean, Latin, and Southern upbringing to showcase how connected they all are.

Reina’s recipes and writing have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Food & Wine, Thrillist, The Kitchn, Yummly, Food Network, Food52, and more.

Currently residing in Charleston, South Carolina, when she’s not busy creating recipes and cooking classes for her clients and Patreon subscribers, Reina enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, gardening, and collecting cookbooks.