Mi Comida Latina: Vibrant, Fresh, Simple, Authentic
A stunning, hand-lettered, fully illustrated cookbook featuring more than 100 authentic recipes collected from home kitchens across Latin America, Mi Comida Latina was discovered as a successful self-published Kickstarter project. The cookbook captures the warmth and depth of culinary traditions in–and the author’s travels to–Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Puerto Rico. Artist/author Marcella Kriebel’s vivid, charming watercolors accompany recipes that include arepas, tamales, ceviches, fish tacos, salsas, flan, spicy micheladas, and icy watermelon paletas, along with traditional kitchen tools, techniques, and practical tips for choosing and preparing mango, cactus, yucca, coconut, and other produce. Every page is a joyous work of art.
With the inviting look-and-feel of a handwritten letter from an old friend, Mi Comida Latina was chosen by The Washington Post as one of its ‘Best Cookbooks of 2013.’
Mi Comida Latina: The Cookbook Basics
Hardcover (9.2 x 11.5 inches), 144 pages
My next-to-try recipes: Llapingacho (Ecuadorian cheese-stuffed potato pancakes); The Lazy Person’s Michelada (Kriebel’s two-ingredient version of the traditional Mexican cocktail); Mofongo (a hearty Puerto Rican stew of plantains and chicken); Watermelon Basil Paletas (fruit popsicles enlivened with fresh herbal flavors)
About the author: Marcella Kriebel has installed art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hallie Form Museum of Art. She teaches watercolor classes while completing art and design commissions and personal art projects. Her work ranges from murals and mosaics to custom illustrations, many of which are available for sale on her RabbitduckWorkshop.