This Real Housewives of Miami season 2 new cast addition is a successful business woman, a partner at her law firm, a celebrity chef and cookbook author.
Ana Quincoces is a straight-shooting Cuban dynamo who tells it like it is. She is a successful business woman who is an attorney/partner at the Miami law firm of Rodriguez & Quincoces specializing in real estate law, in addition to being a celebrity chef and cookbook author. Voted Miami‘s “Hottest Chef” by Eater Magazine in 2011, Ana insists her greatest achievements in life are her two daughters, Kati, 20, and Beba, 19. The girls have an undeniably strong, though sometimes unorthodox, relationship with Ana and their father, Robert. Even though Ana and her girls no longer live under the same roof as Robert, they still maintain a strong family bond and continue to share family dinners together several times a week.
Ana grew up in a Cuban household, where she was her mother’s apprentice in the kitchen and discovered her passion for the art of cooking. Like many young Cuban girls, Ana was given a well-known Cuban cookbook as a gift by her mother. While she cooked from the book regularly, she always found it difficult and not user friendly. As the time approached for Ana to teach her own daughters the way around a Cuban kitchen, she looked in vain to find an authentic Cuban cookbook that would appeal to a younger generation, so she decided to write it herself.
She self-published her first cookbook, “Cuban Chicks Can Cook”, as both a tribute to her mother and a legacy for her daughters. The book quickly sold out in local bookstores. Ana was then contacted by a large publishing house and wrote her second cookbook, ”Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine.“
Ana now contributes to magazines and newspapers, and appears on national television in the US and abroad, on a regular basis. She was recently featured in Latina magazine, and has appeared in cooking segments for CNN en Español, Univision’s “Despierta America”, Telemundo’s “Acceso Total” and Global Fox’s Utilisima network. Ana is a contributing editor for Venue magazine, which is distributed in Hudson News airport stores nationwide and throughout the US and Latin America.
Since 2009, Ana has been a spokesperson for IMUSA, the top Hispanic cookware brand in the country sold in over 10,000 stores. She participates in Macy’s Culinary Council demonstrations nationwide with sponsors such as the American Heart Association and Hispanic Heritage Week, and has been a keynote speaker at Slow Food events.
Ana is also involved with children’s issues and devoted to raising awareness and funds for organizations close to her heart, such as the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society. She serves on the board of the Jackson Memorial Hospital Guardian Angels program and continues to develop gluten-free recipes for Autism Speaks.
“The Real Housewives of Miami” Season 2 premieres Thurs., Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. ET. Check out a sneak peek of the new season below.
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