About Madre Santa
“Madre Santa” is the latest project of a personal calling to protect the value of Mexican gastronomy while sharing it with our foreign friends. We were born and raised in a culture that orbits around ceremonial rituals and the value of tradition. Ironically, it is a very open culture that continuously welcomes external influences, embracing them as family. Love is at the core of Mexican food. No matter how technically perfect a dish could be, the best recipe is our mother’s or our grandmother’s. We celebrate our most important affections with intricate and sophisticated dishes, and the best “apapacho” (big cuddle) is meant to be eaten.
On the press
Ana Luisa García has dabbled in the traditional Mexican Cuisine since years ago, collaborating in private catering projects for official Mexican festivities as well as the design, creation and operation of a Mexican restaurant in Amsterdam old south, which hosted relevant events such as the press conference for the presentation of Coco (A Disney film based on the Mexican tradition of Dia de los muertos), the reception on the occasion of the 1st. Anniversary of the flight Mexico City-Amsterdam operated by AeroMexico.
Another important collaboration was at the “Rollende keuken Food festival” where she could share with the visitors the ancient Mexican way of cooking traditional hand made corn tortillas.
Througout the years, the written and online press, as well as television, have recorded the authentic Mexican flavor of her creations.
You can read in this selection of articles some of the reviews she received during that period as head chef.