Christy Vega, one of TLK's featured chefs, is the owner of Casa Vega restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California. Hailing from a restaurant family, she will be sharing her recipe secrets with TLK in a series of how-to videos that recreate authentic Mexican dishes such as traditional Tamales, Elotes, Flan, Spinach Enchiladas, and Tostadas to tasty house-made Margaritas, all of which are featured at her restaurant. The first video featured Christy making a simple homemade guacamole and tortilla chips.
In this video, Christy will share her recipe for Tortilla Soup, which you can find on the TLK site and make alongside her. A classic Mexican favorite, we thought fall was the perfect time to highlight how to make this warm, rich soup!
Christina "Christy" Vega Fowler is the spirited, talented, and dynamic owner of Casa Vega Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California. Born in Burbank, CA, to a long line of restaurateurs who immigrated from Tijuana, Mexico, in the late 1930s, her father, Rafael Vega, followed in the family footsteps and opened Casa Vega in 1956 at the young age of 22. Following her father, Christy has taken the restaurant reins to ensure that Casa Vega remains a Los Angeles landmark for generations to come. In 2010, Christy was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” business professionals by the San Fernando Business Journal. She has also appeared in segments for the Rachael Ray Show and NBC’s Today Show.