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A hand-illustrated collection of my favorite recipes from Central and South America.
A hand-illustrated collection of my favorite recipes from Central and South America.
457 backers pledged $30,880 to help bring this project to life.

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Over the past five months I have been working hard to create an illustrated cookbook of my favorite Latin American dishes. The book is ready! 

Help me produce a high quality cookbook with a handmade appeal. I have hand lettered every page, and each recipe features a unique style, layout and my original watercolor artwork.

The cookbook will be hardcover, 8.5 x 11, printed on premium 100#GSM paper and produced in the USA.  If you pre-order through kickstarter, the cookbook will be sent to you in mid December, just in time to give to a foodie, art enthusiast, or traveler for the holidays in the US.

This collection features many of my favorite dishes, desserts, and drinks from Latin America; tamales, ceviche, empanadas, flan and many more favorites from countries including Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. I’ve also included lots of pages about Latin American ingredients that are less common outside of the US including prickly pear, yuca root, and epazote. 

The book also includes an overview of Latin American cheeses available in the US, and pages describing various methods of chili preparation, how to prepare cactus, and tips for frying foods. I have also devoted a page to my favorite tools in the kitchen; things that will make cooking this cuisine more efficient and more fun.

I have some fantastic rewards for your support on the right side of this page including an art print of many of the most common chili peppers, colored originals of the recipes, and the cookbook itself.  Thank you for your support!

Shipping details:

Internationals!  I WILL ship to you.  Apologies for not including you initially.  Even though the reward says "ships within the US only" please add the following shipping costs to your donation upon selecting your reward:
One book: $22.00
One book and mini poster: $22.00
Two to four books: $50.00 (and I will throw in an extra pepper poster, for internationals)

Go ahead and check the box that says "in the US."
I will send your package by USPS priority mail, which promises a 6-10 day delivery.  I can't guarantee it will get to you by the holidays, but lets hope so.

  I will ship each reward to a single address.

Pepper Poster, 11x14
Pepper Poster, 11x14
Chiles Rellenos
Chiles Rellenos
Gazpacho Recipe
Gazpacho Recipe
My Favorite Tools in the Kitchen
My Favorite Tools in the Kitchen
Arroz con Pollo
Arroz con Pollo
Llapingachos
Llapingachos
How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken
How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken

Many thanks for the help of Leslie Atkins, video producer.  Marico Fayre for digital media assistance, my mom Paulina Kriebel for editing the recipes and Rachael Cohen Marshall for getting the word out.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk I face is not getting my book produced by mid December.
The printing takes 10-15 days, I will go to print right after the Kickstarter campaign finishes and trust that printer delivers the books in the promised time frame. I plan to ship the books the first week of December.

As of now scanning of the pages is underway, I have the duration of the Kickstarter campaign to complete this task in addition to finishing the index of the book. I am confident I can do these two things. Ready, set, go!

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  • The first edition of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook is being produced using a professional 4 color process; the hardcover is made of a sturdy, 98pt binders board that is image wrapped with a rich, colorful, matte polypropylene laminate (in layman's terms: it is solid, bright, and looks fabulous). The book is 104 pages long, (twice as long as my original goal) & is being printed on quality 100lb matte paper, nestled between saffron-colored endsheets and bound using a quality smyth sewing technique, which allows the pages to lie flat when the book lays open.

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    Every donation gets this book closer to publishing, all supporters will get a big thank you on my blog and facebook.

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    One spicy piece of mail: a delicious illustrated salsa recipe postcard delivered to you. A lovely little piece of the cookbook. Make this salsa and share the chili love!

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    The supreme spicy choice: A signed 11x14 full color art print of one of the most bright and beautiful designs: the watercolor pepper mini poster (featured in project details). This print includes many of the chilies of the capsicum family and their Scoville heat units (the official unit of measure for the spiciness of peppers). AND, you get the sweet postcard too. Sent to you by mid December, shipping costs included.

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    The book! Receive one of the first editions of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook. I will sign it, and send it to you in mid December. Shipping costs included.

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    The book! Receive one of the first editions of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook. I will sign it, and send it to you in mid December. Shipping costs included.

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    A signed copy of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook, and a signed 11x14 pepper mini poster (featured at the end of project details). This poster includes many of the chilies of the capsicum family and their Scoville heat units (The official unit of measure for the spiciness of peppers). AND, you get the sweet postcard too. Sent to you in mid December, shipping costs included.

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    A signed copy of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook, and a signed 11x14 pepper mini poster (featured at the end of project details). This poster includes many of the chilies of the capsicum family and their Scoville heat units (The official unit of measure for the spiciness of peppers). AND, you get the sweet postcard too. Sent to you in mid December, shipping costs included.

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    Pledge $105 or more About $105

    Receive TWO of the first editions of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook. One for you and another for your mama. Signed and sent to you by mid December. Shipping costs included.

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    Receive TWO of the first editions of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook. One for you and another for your mama PLUS the 11x14 pepper mini poster. Signed and sent to you by mid December. Shipping costs included.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Receive TWO first editions of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook AND a hand colored surprise recipe, a Kickstarter exclusive. Please let me know if any dietary restrictions. Signed and sent to you by mid December. Shipping costs included.

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    Receive THREE of the first editions of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook. One for your kitchen, another for the coffee table and a the third for your favorite cook. Signed and sent to you by mid December. Shipping costs included.

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    Receive FOUR first editions of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook. Keep one and have a chunk of your holiday shopping done. I'll sign all the book and send them to you by mid December. Shipping costs included!

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    Two signed copies of Comida Latina: An Illustrated Cookbook (delivered mid-December) and I will design a one-of-a-kind original watercolor food-themed still life with ingredients of your choosing, 8.5x11. Imagine: your favorite foods or dish beautifully rendered displayed on your kitchen wall.

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    Three signed copies of the cookbook, a signed 11x14 full color art print of my watercolor pepper mini poster (delivered mid-December) AND I will design and watercolor a food-themed still life with ingredients of your choosing.

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    A signed copy of the cookbook, the pepper mini poster and I will personally come to your house (with all food necessary) and cook a Latin American meal in your kitchen for you and a friend. Greater DC area locals only - unless you want throw in a round trip plane ticket, in which case I will happily come.

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