A life-long Catholic, Fernando Flores remembers fondly selecting his Confirmation Saint, St. Peter Claver, not only for his saintly works but also, because of his connection with Colombia. Growing up in the church he was always fascinated with the stories of the saints. A life-long foodie, who once dreamed of attending the famed cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu. Being invited to co-present a Cooking with our Saints (CWOS) class (celebrating St. Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena and Colombian cuisine) was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. He enjoyed the class so much that he offered to join in the organization of future sessions and joined as a co-author for Cooking with the Saints. Equally passionate about international affairs and humanitarian causes, Fernando has had a 25-plus year career with the United Nations. Through his work, he has traveled to over 40 countries, sampling all-types of local cuisine along the way.
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