Raquel Moreno is the author of La Nena’s Kitchen: A Guide to Plant-Based Cooking at Home. She began her work in food out of a desire to help people enjoy vibrant food for a vibrant life. She has led teams of nutritionists and cooks in teaching youth and adults to prepare nourishing, delicious meals with the foods most readily available to them. Her love of languages and intercultural exchange led her to become a host for international students studying in Philadelphia. She uses cooking to help students improve their English skills and learn about the ethnic diversity of American culture. Raquel is currently enamored by the golden brilliance of saffron.