Mónica was born in México to a Jewish Syrian family that was non-religious but traditional. Mónica grew up to be open minded and free spirited. She has always questioned the traditions but her spirituality and love for her family remain intact. She studied in a Jewish school in México and at the age of 17 went to live in Israel for 11 months. That´s when she really experienced freedom and independence, it was a life changing experience. Returning to Mexico she studied history and children’s philosophy and did community work as well. After completing her B.A. Mónica went to pursue further studies in Barcelona, where she met Manu. The two soon married and are now the parents of two children, Daniela (4) and Elias (3). Living away from her close-knit family has been hard for Mónica, so she searched for a way to feel closer to them and to her Judaism. She discovered an outlet in food, cooking, and sharing her family recipes. Mónica immediately knew that this was what she wanted to do with her life. Now she cooks every week, gathering people from around the world and "channeling" all the amazing women in her family with every dish she serves.