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AARÓN SANCHEZ is one of the cohosts of Melting Pot on Food Network. He trained with chef Paul Prudhomme and took a culinary degree at Johnson & Wales in Providence, then cooked at Patria, Erizo Latino, L-Ray, and Isla in New York City and Rose Pistola in San Francisco. He is now chef and co-owner of Paladar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Aarón is also the son of restaurateur and author Zarela Martinez, one of the pioneers of Mexican cooking in the United States. He was brought up in El Paso and New York City, where he now lives.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cookery, Latin American