Meet The Team

Let’s Taco Bout It Blog is a food blog for people who love literature, art and creative meals. Each month we feature a book and create recipes inspired by that book. All the recipes are easy to make and can be made by every day home cooks without the need for special equipment or gourmet ingredients. It’s about cooking with inspiration and combining your love of literature and food.

In 2015, Charlotte & Mica founded their blog, Let’s Taco Bout It Blog and since then, they have been featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Austin 360, and most recently, nominated for Best New Voice in Saveur Magazine’s 2016 Blog Awards.

Charlotte Bonavida

Writer/Recipe Developer

Charlotte is both a voracious eater and reader and adores the fact that she can bring both together in a blog. Since the age of 7 when she kicked her beloved Nanny out of the kitchen with a petulant, “I can do it myself”, she has been fascinated by food in all of its intricacies. She taught herself to read at age 5 as well, if that tells you anything.

Charlotte graduated from Baylor University with a BS in Nutrition Science and has worked on menus for restaurants, catering companies, etc. She is an advocate for local farms here in Austin and is an avid follower of the idea that for people to eat well they must be involved and educated in their food choices. To find out more about how you can help save the planet by eating well, please read about how and why to get a local CSA box here.

You’d be hard pressed to find things that this woman doesn’t love, but creating recipes and inspiring others to create are two of her favorites. Some of her other favorites: her soon-to-be-born baby girl Emmy Lou, her husband Cory, her polar bear/puppy Millie, bold & juicy red wine (which she’ll be able to resume enjoying again this September), writing about reading, tacos in all forms, every single member of her extremely odd family, and her squad. Charlotte is like a mullet: business in the front, party in the back.

Mica McCook

Food Photographer

Mica is the photographer for Let’s Taco Bout It. She originally intended to have a career in Theatre Arts, but she fell in love with photography. She is currently studying Wedding & Portrait Photography at Austin Community College. She is a proud native Autstinite (Her roots trace back to 1889! Watch Good Morning America’s feature here!) She first started taking pictures when she was in high school at the encouragement of her oldest brother.

Charlotte came to her with the idea of starting a food blog in April 2015. She had no experience in photographing food, but it sounded like it would be interesting. After their first official photo shoot, she was hooked.  She learned all she could about food photography and the more she learned, the more passionate she became. Her and Charlotte launched Let’s Taco Bout It Blog in May 2015, and haven’t looked back since! When she’s not taking or editing photos, she enjoys hanging out with her fiancé Aaron, and their “fur”son Moxy. She is also a pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Wedding-Portrait Photography at ACC.