Nicholas Gilman was born in New York City. Traveling to Mexico City to study the mural movement he became interested in the traditions of Mexican painting and culture. He worked as an assistant curator at the Hispanic Society of America for several years and later enrolled in The New York Academy of Art to study classical painting and sculpture. A painter as well as a food writer, he has shown his work extensively in the USA and Mexico. He has studied gastronomy at UNAM, cooking at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, is a founding member of a Mexican chapter of Slow Food International. Amongst his media appearances, he has been a guest on NPR's The Splendid Table and Around the World Radio as well as on Contigo Hoy, Televisa TV and Imagen News with Ana Maria Salazar in Mexico. He has written a weekly restaurant review column for The News, Mexico's English daily, and his work has been published in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, New York Magazine and The Christian Science Monitor. He was editor and photographer for the book Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler, and in 2007 published Good Food in Mexico City: A Guide to Food Stalls, Fondas and Fine Dining, which won the Gourmand Cookbook award. He has worked as consultant for such TV shows as Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods and Thomasina Miers' Wild Gourmets. He lives and works in Mexico City.
What the critics say:
"Nick Gilman's book is a treasure, an insider's guide through the super-cool, super-tasty side of Mexico City. Don't miss the section on street stalls and markets--you'll have some of the best food of your trip, from the wacky Chupa Cabras taco stand wedged under a highway, to the truly hip Contramar in fashionable Condesa. There's no guide book like this."
~ Rick Bayless, author of Authentic Mexican and host of PBS' Mexico: One Day at a Time
Good Food reviewed in the L. A. Times - click to read
L.A. Times: Is it Safe to Eat on the Street in Mexico City? click here to read
ForeWord Magazine "Engagingly written" click here to read entire review
Masaryk TV - Presentación del libro Come bien en México D.F., de Nicholas Gilman - haga click aqui
The Washington Post - Nick and Manuel go market hopping: The Dish on Mexico City's Markets - click here
Amazon.com review "For Mexico City aficionados, at last a comprehensive guide to eating out in the D.F." click here
The Austin-American Statesman A Glowing review - click here
Nick interviewed on The Splendid Table - on NPR Click here to listen; March 1st, 2008
Nick interviewed on Around the World Radio, Click here to listen to a live radio interview - January 24th, 2008
Minneapolis Citypages "It took a new book to finally open my eyes..." read article...
Viva Mexico! "The book is an excellent guide, a superb handbook and a must for any foodie who visits this fascinating city." read article...
Philip Glass Spotted at Yuet Lee Before Appomatoxx Debut, By Meredith Brody read article...
San Francisco Examiner 2/14/08, "Nicholas Gilman's recent release...is a must" read article...
Inside Mexico - Book presentation March 11, 2008 read article...
Inside Mexico Gossip Column- Book presentation March 11, 2008 read article...
Other writings by Nicholas Gilman:
From The New York Times
Old Mexico City Mixes in the New - click to read article
From The Los Angeles Times
Pulque: Back to Mexico's Roots - click here to read
From The Christian Science Monitor
In Oaxaca: Tastes that Transcend Time - click to read article
Cuba: Cuisine only tourists can afford - click to read article
From Inside Mexico
On The Street - Tacos Al Pastor - December/January 2008 read article...
On The Street - Pozole - February 2008 read article...
Where There's an 'Oy' there's a 'Vey': Jewish Food in Mexico read article Chinese Food: In search of the real thing read article
From The News, Mexico
Tempting Turkish Cuisine - (September 5th, 2008)
Viva México! Chiles en Nogada - (September 12th, 2008)
Holy Mole! (September 19th, 2008)
Pozole - Mexico´s Comfort Food - (September 26th, 2008)
Seafood Feast - Fonda de La Veracruzana (October 3, 2008)
L'Atelier d'en Quim Jardí - (October 10, 2008)
East Meets West: Asian Food in el D.F. - (October 17, 2008)
Jaso - Mexico's Best? - (October 24,2008)
Chefs to the rescue - (October 31st, 2008)
Literary Aspirations: Restaurante C25 - (November 7, 2008)
Turkey Day: Doing it yourself in Mexico City - (November 21,2008)
Counting Sheep - La Oveja Negra - (December 6, 2008)
A Room With A View - (December 12, 2008)
Seafood at its Best: Contramar and El Caguamo - (January 16, 2009)
Down Argentine Way: El Rincon Criollo - (January 25, 2009)
Hot Tamales! - (January 30, 2009)
Our Daily Bread: - (February 6, 2009)
A Culinary Tour of the Centro: Calle López - (February 13, 2009)
Authentic Tlaxcalan Cuisine: Restaurante San Francisco - (February 20, 2009)
Mangia! Italian Food in Mexico City - (February 27, 2009)
La Toma de Tequila - (March 6, 2009)
Back to School at Azul y Oro - (March 13, 2009)
Astrid y Gastón brings Peru to the D.F. (March 20, 2009)
The Jazz Life (March 21, 2009)
From Night and Day Guides Click here to read