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Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza Cooks For Political Fundraiser

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"I always watched politics like sports," says Barrio Cafe chef-owner Silvana Salcido Esparza. "But SB 1070 was the straw that broke the camel's back."

Nowadays, the acclaimed culinary talent -- who was a semifinalist for a James Beard Award this year -- is getting more politically involved, speaking out against our state's controversial law and now cooking her scrumptious Mexican cuisine for a Democratic Party fundraiser barbecue set for Sunday, October 10.

"I'm tired of the complacency. Like, during the primaries, nobody showed up. It's a wakeup call," she says.

Esparza doesn't imagine herself ever leaving the kitchen for politics, but that doesn't mean she can't make a difference. Remember that old saying about how the best way to someone's heart is through their stomach?

Check out the invite for the full details on the event:

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