About

Nicholas Gilman is a food writer and critic based in Mexico, born in New York City. He also had a successful career as a painter, exhibiting his work extensively in the U.S. 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. He was editor and photographer for the well-received book Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler. In 2007 he published Good Food in Mexico City: Food Stalls, Fondas and Fine Dining, which won a Gourmand Cookbook award. He has been interviewed on NPR’s The Splendid Table and Around The World Radio, and has been featured in The Washington Post and the San Francisco Examiner. In Mexico, he has appeared on the Televisa network, Ana Maria Salazar’s Imagen News and in such periodicals as La Jornada, El Universal and the book DF de Gente. He was a regular restaurant reviewer and food writer for The News Mexico and has written for CS Monitor, NY Times, LA Times, LA Weekly, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast, Food & Travel UK, Zesterdaily.com, El Financiero, Culinaria Mexicana, Surface Magazine and MSN.com.

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

-“Nicholas Gilman’s recent release…is a must” – The San Francisco Examiner

-“It took a new book to finally open my eyes…” – Minneapolis Citypages

-“The book is an excellent guide, a superb handbook and a must for any foodie who visits this fascinating city.” – Frances Beasely, Pip Travel News


Nacido en Nueva York, hijo único del conocido crítico de teatro Richard Gilman y de la pintora Esther Gilman, Nicholas conoció el arte y la cultura mexicana desde muy joven. Sus padres habían vivido y trabajado en México en los años 40 y 50 y la obra de su madre fue muy influida por los modernistas mexicanos- Gilman  estudió pintura en “The New York Academy of Art” y trabajó en “The Hispanic Society of America” en Nueva York, trasladandose a México definitivamente en 1996. Hoy día se dedica al medio gastronómico, siendo escritor; su primer libro, Good Food in Mexico City: A Guide to Food Stalls, Fondas and Fine Dining,  una guia gastronómica a la Ciudad de México se publicó en diciembre de 2007. El mismo salió en México como Come Bien en México D.F. (Editorial Cielo, 2009) Es un fundador del convivio Slow Food Condesa- Roma (grupo satelite ) de Slow Food Internacional, y miembro de IACP (internacional Association of Culinary Professionals) y coordinador regional para México de IFWTWA (International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association). Se ha visto en la cadena Televisa, Imagen News con Ana María Salazar, y en periódicos como La Jornada, El Universal y en el libro DF de Gente (Editoriales Mapas). Fue crítico de restaurantes para The News México y ha escrito para revistas estadunidenses de prestigio como The Christian Science Monitor. Desde 2012, ha trabajado con Chowzter.com como representante de México y Cuba, y estará en Lima, Peru durante ‘Mistura’ para presenter un premio dedicado a comida popular mexicana. En la actualidad, escribe ‘freelance’ y publica una página de reseñas, www.goodfoodmexicocity.com. Naturalizado mexicano en 2005, hoy vive y trabaja en la Ciudad de México.

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 The Guardian 

10 of the best places to eat street food in Mexico City: click to read article

Mexico City: What to See plus the Best Bars, Restaurants and Hotels click to read article

Nicholas Gilman on Cantina Riviera del Sur click to read

From New York Magazine
The Urbanist’s Mexico City: Where to Eat : click to read article

From Condé Nast Traveler
Mexico City A to Z (kind of) Travel Guide: Things to Do in Mexico City : click to read article

From Zester Daily 
Taco Hopping In Ensenada, Baja California: It’s Fish Heaven: click to read article
Havana Dining: Culinary Tradition To The Rescue: click to read article
Mezcal, Not Tequila? A Fresh Take On Mexico Dining: click to read article
Beyond The Sea: Mexico’s Biggest Fish Market: click to read article 
Book Review: Ortega Shows Passion For ‘Street Food Of Mexico: click to read article
Q&A With Mexico City Chef Eduardo García: click to read article
Mexico City: Old Colonia Roma Emerges As Dining Hot Spot: click to read article 
Mexico City’s Best Ceviche: A Travel Writer’s Search: click to read article
A Polish Market Reminiscent Of Old World Delis: click to read article
Tacos Al Pastor In Mexico City: click to read article
San Juan: Mexico’s Best Mercado: click to read article
From Madrid To Heaven: click to read article 
Weekend In Havana: click to read article
Eating In Cuenca, Ecuador: click to read article
Quito’s Central Market: click to read article
Back-Street Eats In Cairo: click to read article 
True Fondas In Mexico: click to read article 
Mexican Street Food? Sí: click to read article 

About Nicholas Gilman:

From the LA Times:
Your guide to eating in Mexico City: click  to read

From The Washington Post: 
Postcard From Tom: In Mexico City, restaurants favor the authentic approach: click to read
The Dish on Mexico’s Markets: click to read

Audio:
Nicholas Gilman interviewed by Ana Maria Salazar: click to listen

Video:
Mexico City Tacos al Pastor with Nicholas Gilman: click to see

En Español: 
De Time Out Mexico
Entrevista con Nicholas Gilman, crítico gastronómico: click to read

De La Jornada:
Lanzan compendio culinario que va del lujoso restaurante a la fonda del Mercado: click to read

De Masaryk TV:
Presentación del libro Come bien en México D.F., de Nicholas Gilman: click to read

Audio:
Laura Amador entrevista Nicholas Gilman: click to listen
Crónicas de la Ciudad – entrevista con Guillermo Osorno: click to listen