Maria Aguirre

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Northeastern University
Food Writing, Radio Production, Literary Criticism
  • Maria is a bilingual journalist from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She started her food blog in Spanish in 2016 about her personal anecdotes about food. Since then, food has been her inspiration to write. She considers her blog her first book.
  • She wrote the first Ecuadorian recipes for Food52: the famous Easter soup called Fanesca and the green-plantain-based omelet known as tigrillo.
  • She has collaborated with Food52, The Scope, Global Observer, and local magazines like Estilo and Revista Chiú.


Maria is a bilingual journalist based in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She is the Spanish news producer at New Hampshire Public Radio. Her first radio feature at NHPR was about how Latino families in NH connect to their roots through the plates they cook for Thanksgiving. She is also a bookworm, a film fanatic, and a yoga enthusiast. Her favorite food is Ecuadorian ceviche.


Maria earned her bachelor's degree in communications in her hometown at Universidad Casa Grande and then got her master's degree at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. While in Boston, she profiled Juan Manuel Calderón, an acclaimed Peruvian chef that owns Massachusetts-based Celeste.
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