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Loraine Segovia Paz: Bolivia & Peru
Loraine Segovia-Paz comes from a long line of journalists, politicians … and empanada makers.
Nashville Post The 2019 All-Star Board
A veteran entrepreneur, Segovia-Paz in 2003 co-founded the La Noticia newspaper with Yuri Cunza and has worked in other ways to build up the region’s Hispanic business community. The U.S. Small Business Administration recognized her business advocacy work and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce — where she is now a board member — has lauded her leadership and service efforts, which include developing a Latina Leaders training program.Her board service includes stints with the America
25 Most Beautiful People 2018
Raised in Peru and Bolivia, Loraine Segovia-Paz holds her native lands close—..."Our city is opening its heart and arms to new and different flavors more and more each day.” A dedicated member of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Paz supports her community. “Nashville has been my home for the last 16 years and I want to make sure I am a positive force in the formula for [the] new Nashville we are all creating,” she adds.
Dirty Pages⎪Salteñas ⎪Perú Bolivia
When she was 15, during a particularly dangerous time in Bolivia, she, her mother, and her twin brother went to Peru to live in Andahuaylas, leaving her grandfather, Nivaldo Paz Arze, behind. But Loraine’s mother, Magda, couldn’t find a job. So, she and her children started their own business selling salteñas. Like empanadas, salteñas are a handheld item made up of flaky dough and a filling—but the dough for salteñas is very sturdy and the filling is juicy.
Woman's place ⎜Nashville SCENE
...While Pontes started with a coffeehouse — as did Rachel Lehman of the well-respected Crema — others began businesses as food trucks or carts that grew into brick-and-mortar spaces. Their ranks include Teresa Mason of Mas Tacos Por Favor, Sarah Souther of Bang Candy Company...At the much-loved Las Paletas, Irma Paz... introducing ice pops from their native Mexico to Nashville, and more recently Loraine Segovia Paz has provided a piece of her Latin Culture with empanadas at the farmers markets.
Next Door Neighbors ⎜NPT
Loraine Segovia Paz is Nashville food entrepreneur who is bringing the flavors of South American cuisine to people in the American South. Nashville Public Television (NPT)
NAHCC : Líderes
Líderes is a Hispanic Profesional Entrepreneur and Business Leader Breakfast Roundtable hosted by the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC).
Immigrants bond in kitchen
The Tennessean: Women discover similarities, differences in dishes from home countries of Venezuela, Bolivia Both women were also taught about the important properties of ingredients as they learned to cook with them. “What is the benefit that you’re going to obtain … like cinnamon is a powerful anti-inflammatory,” Loraine said. And both women have an emotional appreciation for cooking. “Cooking relaxes you,” Loraine said. “You use it as a time for yourself”
Empanadas at the Buttercup Festival
...“Last year we had about 85 booths, so having 115 this year is wonderful growth,” he said. “There are vendors coming from all over the state to participate. It will be the largest event Nolensville has ever had.” Some of this year’s food vendors include Latin American restaurant Casa Segovia-Paz, whose booth will feature savory empanadas and alfajores, a traditional cookie consisting of milky caramel sandwiched between delicate shortbread rounds."
Appointed to Metro Human Relations
Loraine Segovia-Paz, publisher of La Noticia and Vice Chair of the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, has been named to the Metro Human Relations Commission. The first human rights agency of its kind in Tennessee, the Human Relations Commission was created in 1965, re-established in 1994, and consists of seventeen members appointed by Mayor Karl Dean. The vision of the Commission is "One City All People."
Edible Reflections: Casa Segovia Paz
..."I took one bite and I thought I was back in Panama with my aunts eating. It was amazing! I was delighted… I finally have a taste of home in Nashville." As you all know I was born and raised in Panama. And besides from missing my family and friends, I miss the food…I mean I really miss the food. My husband and I went to the Donelson Farmers Market just to see what was out there. When we see a sign that said “empanadas”, we stopped faster than a Ferrari when the radar detector goes off..
¿Que Pasa Nashville?: News Channel 5
¿Que Pasa Nashville?: Casa Segovia Paz Loraine Segovia Paz talks about her new adventure, Casa Segovia Paz.