“I am completely & utterly enchanted by this book. There is just something so personal and intimate about these hand-drawn & lettered recipes — it’s like receiving a letter from a dear friend who’s been living abroad. Every page is so colorful & vibrant, you can almost smell the spices.”
~Emma Christensen, theKitchn.com
“Mi Comida Latina is not only special because it is impeccably printed in large format on beautiful stock — it is also special because of the mission of its publisher. Burgess Lea Press is a new traditional trade publisher specializing in books of high quality from chefs, restaurants & farms, with 100% of after-tax publishers’ profits donated to non-profit organizations that address hunger, farmland preservation, culinary education & food-related issues, chosen with each book’s authors. Marcella chose Adelante Mujeres in her native Oregon as a beneficiary for her book.”
“Plenty of people keep travel journals, but how many of them turn out like this? Marcella Kriebel traveled through Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Puerto Rico, taking notes and making sketches of the food she encountered along the way. Upon returning to the States, she decided to collect these notes into a stunning, fully-illustrated cookbook, which proved so popular she managed to fund printing copies of it via Kickstarter. Twice. …A beautiful cookbook full of tasty, home cook-friendly dishes that benefits a worthy cause. What more could you ask for?”
~Paula Forbes, epicurious.com
“Flip through the pages of Mi Comida Latina and you may quickly fall under its spell. The pages of this cookbook beckon with vibrant watercolor illustrations and recipes written in the kind of delicate hand lettering that make us mourn penmanship as a dying art. The end result combines the charm of a children’s book, the promise of a tasty meal and the intimacy of a journal.”
~Morgan Mccloy, NPR
“Marcella Kriebel is an artist and a food-lover, and she’s combined these two passions quite gorgeously in her Kickstarter-proposed cookbook…Everything from Ecuadorian street food to Mexican sopa azteca, plus more than a few salsas, is accompanied by her beautiful illustrations.”
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Mi Comida Latina, published by Burgess Lea Press and distributed by Perseus Books is now available nationwide. The book includes over 100 recipes inspired by Marcella’s travels in Latin America. It is the forth version of the cookbook to release in 3 years, and began as a self published project, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Marcella’s cookbook is beautifully illustrated with a handmade appeal. Each page is hand lettered and every recipe features a unique style, layout and her watercolor artwork. The cookbook is a hardcover, 9.5 x 11.25, printed on premium 100#GSM paper matte paper.
This collection features many of Marcella’s 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. Marcella has also included lots of pages about Latin American ingredients that are less common outside of the US including prickly pear, yuca root, and epazote.
In addition to recipes, the book 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. Marcella has also devoted a page to favorite tools in the kitchen; things that will make cooking this cuisine more efficient and more fun.
The publisher’s profits from Mi Comida Latina are donated to Adelante Mujeres, a non-profit based in Marcella’s hometown of Forest Grove, Oregon. The organization assists Latin American women and their families thrive, by facilitating a variety of educational programs, social services, and mentorships throughout Washington County.
The self published edition.