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Wendy Garcia grew up in Alamos, Sonora. She learned from her father and grandmother how to cook traditional Mexican food, with lots of meat. After moving to Tucson at the age of 17, Garcia started working in restaurants around Tucson, ranging from Taco Bell to Feast. After a decade of working late nights and multiple jobs, she decided to start her own business selling vegan tamales at farmers’ markets. That grew into Tumerico, an extremely popular and nationally recognized restaurant in the heart of Tucson.

Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown
Photographer: Nate Huffman