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Mi Comida Latina, An Illustrated Cookbook


Need a something for that foodie, traveler, art appreciator and that wedding you are invited to? 

Mi Comida Latina is the perfect gift! This unique cookbook is both a work of art and valuable reference book. It features over 100 hand drawn recipes from Marcella's Travels throughout Latin America.

Order your copy of Mi Comida Latina here, on Etsy, and Marcella will send a personalized, autographed copy.

Mi Comida Latina is in it's forth printing: the current edition is bigger and better with 40 new colorful pages, a revised introduction and a brand new index! Each page is hand lettered and every recipe features a unique style, layout and Marcella's watercolor artwork. 

This collection features many of Marcella's favorite dishes, desserts, and drinks inspired by her travels in Central and South America; tamales, ceviche, empanadas, flan and many more favorites from countries including Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Puerto Rico. She has also included lots of pages about ingredients that are less common in the US including prickly pear, yuca root, and epazote. 

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 her favorite tools in the kitchen; things that will make cooking this cuisine more efficient and more fun.

The cookbook is a hardcover, 9.5 x 11.25, printed on premium 100#GSM paper. 

Ships priority mail within USA, first class international. 

~~If you would like Marcella to personalize your copy, please message the shop and let us know what you'd like your special note to say~~

See more about the cookbook and a video about the project on

“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,

Purchase the book here

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