Growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, John Rivera Sedlar had his first taste of Latin cooking in the kitchens of his mother, aunts and beloved Grandma Eloisa. After many years gaining national attention in Los Angeles as a prominent chef, John opened ELOISA in Santa Fe: a tribute to his grandmother’s down-to-earth cooking and celebration of all Southwestern women. When citing inspiration, John mentions Georgia O’Keeffe’s piece Pelvis with the Distance. John whipped us up a batch of Grandma Eloisa’s Blue Corn Cupcakes. These delicious bites pay homage to the hearts and hands associated with New Mexico’s culinary heritage. Watch above to see John prep us a batch of these sweet treats and share memories of Grandma Eloisa.