About the book
A Marrakesh smoothie, couscous made from cauliflower and the traditional Moroccan b'stilla made from cabbage. For her first cookbook, health coach & lifestyle blogger Jamilia Winwood drew inspiration from her childhood memories of Morocco.
As a young girl, Jamila spent all her summer vacations visiting her grandparents, in a small village in the northern part of Morocco.
"My dad grew up as a true Berber farmer. I was proud and curious to learn how he and my grandfather harvested the olives and almonds, how they churned the goat milk to make butter out of it and how my mother and grandmother made the most wonderful dishes from these ingredients."
It were these summers that made Jamila so passionate about pure and fresh ingredients. When she first got the idea for this book she decided to travel back to Morocco to get inspired for healthy dishes:
"The northern part of the medina, the historical town centre, consists of many markets (souks). Together, they form the biggest covered market of Africa. I love getting lost here for hours and hours, just to see where it brings you. Especially the souk on the famous Djemaa el-Fna square is amazing. Here, you find a colourful mix of all sorts of vegetables and fruits and you are surrounded by the wonderful aromas of fresh herbs and spices."
This journey and Jamila's memories of her summer vacations in Morocco resulted in a beautiful collection of healthy recipes with a Moroccan touch.
Please note that this edition will be only available in Dutch. If this is successful we will start launching the English version.
Jamila Winwood is a health coach & lifestyle blogger. After years of having unexplainable health problems, she decided to change her diet drastically. As a result she started eating more vegetables, less carbohydrates and using natural sweeteners (such as dates and raw honey) for a 'sweet kick'. While looking for recipes she wanted to add her Moroccan roots too, as this is the food she has known all her life. This quest has resulted in her first cookbook, in which you can find her favourite healthy recipes with a Moroccan touch.
"From Tajine to Oats is a collection of my favourite recipes. They are all inspired by my Moroccan roots and of course the many visits to my grandparents. I hope it inspires women to live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy life. My aim is to show Moroccan women a healthy variant of the Moroccan kitchen, while inspiring Dutch women to enjoy culinary Morocco too."
"Here, at Kickstarter, you can already join me on my culinary journey. Choose your pledge and maybe you’ll get a signed copy, an invitation to the book launch or even a personal workshop from me! The more you guys donate, the more books we can print. I’m counting on you!"
Jamila Winwood is the first Moroccan food blogger to publish her own cookbook. From Tajine to Oats is unique in giving healthy food a Moroccan twist. We already have the photos, the stories, the recipes and the cover. With your support, we can actually print the book!
About the publisher
From Tajine to Oats is published by ROSE stories. ROSE stories believes in the power of the story. That’s why we translate stories from women from different cultures into actual projects and products.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge of publishing books is the sales. We've got this covered with a solid PR plan, including media coverage, a launch event and a book tour. Publisher ROSE stories has already proven to successfully lead a PR-campaign with its cookbook Melk & Dadels that appeared in over 80 Dutch newspapers, magazines, radio and television shows.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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