Von Diaz is a writer and radio producer based in New York City. She is a self-taught cook who explores Puerto Rican food, culture, and identity through memoir and multimedia. Her debut cookbook, Coconuts & Collards, has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bon Appétit, NPR, Food & Wine Magazine, Eater and Epicurious. She has also been a reporter for NPR, StoryCorps, The Splendid Table, American Public Media, WNYC, PRI’s The World, The Southern Foodways Alliance’s Gravy, Colorlines and Feet in 2 Worlds.
For 10 years, “Amante,” as he is known, has been the MVP at one of the world’s best bars.