Maria Lourdes Vilas
Maria Lourdes Vilas joins TOROSIETE Magazine as our Lifestyle Editor. As a world traveller and someone that has lived in many countries around the world, she has become an expert in travel, wines, culinary experiences and fashion.
Chef Joyan Stroh joins TOROSIETE Press as our lifestyle food writer. Joyan is a personal chef in the Fairfield County, CT area. You won’t find too many more passionate people about food than Chef Joyan. After graduating from The Institute of Culinary Education she went on to advance quickly in the kitchen. Her experience as an Executive Sous Chef and Executive Pastry Chef in several lower Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY establishments, merges with her passion for organic, sustainable and healthy cooking. Her creations are not only something you can truly feel good about eating, but are works of art in their own right. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find Joyan at the local farmers markets connecting and purchasing vegetables from the local farms. We are excited to have Chef Joyan as a contributor to TOROSIETE Magazine and look forward to publishing books of her creations in the future.
Hal Casto, from Huntington, West Virginia, is our first writer for TOROSIETE Press. Hal has only been writing for a few years but her writing vividly explores the deepest of human emotions. Hal writes to inspire and help friends and others deal with life and mental struggles with anxiety and depression.
Her current “exhibition” features a video we have produced of one of her poems. We will be publishing a collection of her works for TOROSIETE Press in the future. We look forward to sharing her beautiful and inspiring and sometimes haunting collection of work with you.