Diana Barrios-Treviño, co-owner of the family's restaurants, has a lifelong passion to continue her mother's example in the art of preparing casero-style (homemade) Mexican food. Her expertise in Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking traditions has earned her a place alongside national and international culinary superstars. Her appearances include:
The White House, representing Southwestern United States at the Congressional Picnic; "Good Morning America," with Emeril Lagasse; the Food Network, "Food Nation," with Bobby Flay; the "Weekend Today Show" on NBC Good Morning America with Sam Champion; the BBC "Lifestyle Show" with host Sally Meen; The Food Network, "Tasting Texas;" and the "SlamDunk Skillet Show- down" Telemundo, New Jersey for Bush's Beans; "Throwdown with Bobby Flay;" the "Today Show" on NBC, with Ann Curry; "Martha Stewart Living" Radio Show, with Mario Bosquez, Representative for the State of Texas at Texas Media Week in New York City; National Public Radio, on Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know." Diana's latest appearance was on Telemundo's live morning show, Levantate, with chef James Tahhan.
Locally, Diana has been featured countless times on KENS-TV5; KMOL/WOAI-TV4; KWEX-TV41; and in the pages of the San Antonio Express-News and Southern Living magazine. She is the author of the popular Los Barrios Family Cookbook—Tex-Mex Recipes from the Heart of San Antonio, published by Random House.
"My husband Roland and I have taught our sons (Jordan, 20; Evan, 16; and Diego, 11) what my mother taught my brother and sister and me: giving is what it's all about," Diana said. "My mother always gave a portion of what she had to those who needed assistance in helping themselves. She has passed away, but she is still here, in the lessons she not only taught, but lived every day of her life."