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San Francisco Nonprofit La Cocina Aids Female Food Entrepreneurs

    First Posted: 07/13/11 04:42 PM ET   Updated: 09/12/11 06:12 AM ET

San Francisco is an innovative town for many reasons. An example is La Cocina, a non-profit organization that focuses on mentoring low-income and immigrant women entrepreneurs to jump start and grow their food businesses. Below we've highlighted some of the success stories that have flourished from their kitchen and the food that tastes good and makes you feel good.

Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas
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After making a successful debut at last year's San Francisco Street Food Festival, Alicia Villanueva's goal was to start Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas, her food cart venture. Using her grandmother's signature recipe, the Sinaloan native brings a lot of passion to her cooking. She describes the day she was accepted into the La Cocina program as the happiest day of her life--next to having children. Villanueva will be selling tamales at Justin Herman Plaza at the end of July.
Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas, 510-684-9613 or
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