El Paso Food Voices began as an idea to gather food stories from residents of El Paso, Texas, in order to learn about the city’s history, culture, politics, and economics through the lens of food. The idea has become a reality thanks, first and foremost, to those who have been generous in sharing aspects of their life stories, their histories, and their hopes. To all who are making this project a reality, I offer my gratitude.


Luz María Aguirre                        Lauren Banza

Lilian Araceli Borunda                 Wayne Calk

Paul Contreras                            María Concepción Díaz Carmona

Lucy Fischer-West                      Raul Gonzalez

Parul Haribhai                             Leticia Hernandez

Jake Jacobs                               Peggy Kankongie

Yolanda Chávez Leyva               Antonio López

Diego Muñoz                              Patricia Sweisferd

Christopher Puga                       Saul Torres

Roman Wilcox                            Machelle Wood

Research Consultants

Eric Boseman

Skip Clark

Lucy Fischer-West

Technical Support

UTEP’s Creative Studios

Joshua Molina  

Project supported in part by

The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP




Meredith E. Abarca, Ph.D
Creator, Editor, Curator of EPFV
Professor of Food Studies and Literature
Department of English
The University of Texas at El Paso

 Humanities Collaborative 

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