Marie has traveled extensively in the United States, Mexico and visited several regions in Central America as well. During her travels, she was fascinated by the differences in the food culture. Not only the difference between the Latin American food and the fare from the United States, but the differences between regions and countries as well. While staying with families in Mexico and Central America many of the cooks were quite happy to share their recipes and secrets for great dishes. Upon returning to the United States, Marie shared her knowledge with others via written recipes, tutorials and is currently writing a cookbook to gift to her sons who were raised with a great appreciation for fresh, nutritious home-cooked meals.