Diana Kennedy: Cookbook Author Who Became One of the World’s Leading Experts on Mexican Cuisine

From a Washington Post obit by Bonnie S. Benwick headlined “Diana Kennedy, cookbook author who promoted Mexican cuisine, dies at 99”:

Diana Kennedy, a British-born cookbook author and expatriate who became one of the world’s leading experts on authentic Mexican cuisine, influencing generations of chefs and deploring Americans’ fast-food experience of wan tacos and overseasoned enchiladas, died July 24 at her home in Zitácuaro, Mexico.

Mrs. Kennedy first settled in Mexico in the late 1950s after marrying a foreign correspondent based there for the New York Times. She painstakingly hunted down traditional recipes from Mexican home cooks and documented indigenous edible plants in the manner of a questing scholar.