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By Jeneeka Perera
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About this project

Amma's Kitchen is a Sri Lankan heritage cookbook depicting the recipes my family has created throughout the years when making good food and sharing it with those they love. My name is Jeneeka and I'm the creator behind Amma's Kitchen. I started this project to showcase Sri Lankan food from my family's point of view.

Photographed by NFPA Photography
Photographed by NFPA Photography

 The cookbook was inspired by my family's generosity. They always knew how to make someone welcome, by sharing a Sri Lankan meal. This attitude started with my grandmother better known as Amma in our family. She was the pioneer of this genuine hospitality, that everyone has come to know as our signature family trait. She was the first of my family to move from Sri Lanka to Los Angeles and bring her friendly spirit with her. 

Sri Lanka is a small island located off the coast of India. As small as it is , the country's terrain is filled with different types of cities and towns influencing the unique flavors in the food. From the metropolitan capitol, to rolling green hills of the tea estates, to the picturesque beaches, Sri Lanka is a one of kind place that make's me proud of my heritage.

Even though our family is far from Sri Lanka and resides in Los Angeles currently, there is never a lack of Sri Lankan hospitality . The cookbook will capture this warmth our friends and family have felt  when enjoying Sri Lankan food for the first time or the 20th time.

Photographed by NFPA Photography
Photographed by NFPA Photography

Accompanied with detailed illustrations, beautiful family photos from past and present, and in depth recipes, Amma's Kitchen will show you how to master Sri Lankan cooking as if you're learning first hand from my family.

 Sri Lankan food's staple dishes include rice, accompanied by vegetable preparations, meat,poultry and fish curries.Its unique approach to cooking vegetables, the different forms of coconut used in the recipes, and the roasting of spices that bring out the rich flavor make the food taste so good.

Photographed by NFPA Photography
Photographed by NFPA Photography

 We are launching this campaign to fund the design and self publishing to get this cookbook eCommerce ready and available to purchase at the end of the year. 

Why $35,000.00 for just a book? Working with talented illustrators, designers, printing presses, and a self publisher takes time and funds to achieve the quality and high standard we want to make available to all of you. Thank you for your love and support for Amma's Kitchen and welcome to the start of an exciting journey!

Photographed by NFPA Photography
Photographed by NFPA Photography

 

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Unlike regular retailers and eCommerce product launches, kickstarter campaigns come with specific risks and challenges.

Our campaign is only successful if fully funded, if we don't reach out goal you are not guaranteed a cookbook or any other rewards listed above.

As with any new venture, we have planned carefully, reached out to experts, and devised strategies to keep everything organized to get your reward on time,the book self published, and ready to purchase. Because we are new to cookbook design, development, and publishing, please keep in mind that even though we have set these realistic time frames and goals, unforeseen obstacles and challenges may occur along the way that might delay the process. If that happens, we will make sure to keep our backers updated and fully aware of the process and the details.

Lastly, because we are a kickstarter funded product launch, the efficiency and fast pace you expect when purchasing from a regular retailer or eCommerce website, might not apply. We will do our best to keep to the time-frame, update you with reward updates, ETA, and tracking as it becomes available. Thank you for your support.

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    EXCLUSIVE PARTY BEFORE BOOK LAUNCH

    With your pledge, you are invited to our exclusive evening party on September 30, 2017 in Los Angeles to celebrate the cookbook before it launches! We are serving traditional Sri Lankan food. You will meet Jeneeka and her family, and get to see sneak peaks of the design before we launch in December. You can select from one of the two options below. Once you make this pledge, we will contact you to confirm which option you have selected.

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    One on One Cooking Session

    Treat yourself and a guest to a full day (8 hours) one on one cooking session with Jeneeka and her family in Los Angeles. The session will include a trip to the Sri Lankan store to learn what to look for when grocery shopping for Sri Lankan food. In addition, you'll get to select five recipes from the cookbook you would like, one on one instructions and demonstrations. You'll experience first hand, how to master your favorite recipes. Lastly, you and your guest will enjoy a Sri Lankan meal at the end of the session.

    Along with the session, you will be added to the Sri Lankan family for backer only email updates, you will have an honorable mention in the cookbook, and receive 2 copies of Amma's Kitchen.

    *This cooking session is only available between the months of January-March 2018. Once you make this pledge, we will contact you to select a date that is convenient to you and the Perera family to best accommodate a wonderful cooking session!

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