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A unique & colorful cookbook that will bring to life lost recipes & traditions from my Sicilian kitchen to yours. My Gifts of Gold!

Funds raised through Kickstarter will allow me to realize the first step in my dream of publishing a series of four cookbooks that includes recipes and stories I learned growing up in a Sicilian family. When I became a mother of twins, I was compelled to collect the stories and the recipes I felt were being left behind because I wanted my children to be raised with all the same traditions and rich cultural heritage I had experienced. 

What started out as a gift for my children quickly evolved into a hardcover 250 plus page restoration of Sicilian culture and foods. Through my cooking videos on GoodMorningGloucester.org and Media Program Network (MPN), a demand has developed for a text copy version of all my recipes so they may be shared with others within my community and beyond. 

My first book is ready for print; it is written, is loaded with photographs, and awaits funding. Monies raised will pay for current  expenses related to editing, book design and layout, photography, and publication.  

With your help, Kickstarter will enable me to bring my passion for all things Sicilian to your kitchen to share with your loved ones. This book embodies my commitment to ensure the past is not lost but is forever saved for future generations.

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There are no real challenges to getting this project completed as it is already ready for print. Currently, I am not in a position to personally fund the publishing end of this project and the seasonal timing requires the book to be published by the Harvest Season.

Most of these recipes and stories have been rediscovered and recreated, and have been passed through the generations by *word of mouth*. It would be a tremendous loss to the US Sicilian community to be unable to share the heritage of the many Sicilian immigrants, not only in Gloucester, MA, but nationwide....

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    Sista Felicia will prepare just as she does for her own family a five course "Sunday Pasta Sugu & Meatball Dinner" for you and nine of your friends, beautifully packaged and awaiting your pickup at her home. In addition, receive two personally autographed hardcover first edition copies of her cookbook filled with over eighty Sicilian recipes, two invitations to the Cookbook Launch Party, two laminated 13X14X3 designer tote bags beautifully embellished with Sista Felicia's logo and public thank you.

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