Thanya Ledezma is bringing authentic Mexican fare to Oneonta’s Southside.
The Mexico City native launched Azul Oneonta at 6730 state Highway 23 in mid-September, but brings a lifetime of culinary prowess to the cafe.
“As a Mexican, it is a cultural thing,” she said. “Women are always in the kitchen and, whatever you do for a living, you’ve got to know how to cook. For us, traditionally, cooking is a main thing; it’s a part of the culture and we get together every weekend and we cook.
“I used to own Greenane Farms in Meridale with my husband,” Ledezma continued. “I moved on and opened this. I moved (to the U.S.) 10 years ago with him, he brought me directly here, and … now, I’m a single mom and on my own, and I thought, ‘I have to do something.’ (I had) all those years of…