It's here! My cookbook, LATIN AMERICAN STREET FOOD, officially launched on September 3rd at one of the most reknowned independent bookstores in the country, Quail Ridge Books & Music, in Raleigh, North Carolina. This event inaugurated the book's arrival to stores nationwide. I was joined by a great crowd of family, colleagues, new friends and old friends, who helped me celebrate the ocassion.
My very dear friend, cookbook author extraordinaire, Nancie McDermott, introduced me to the crowd. I couldn't have asked for a more sincere or kind introduction. Our friendship runs deep and we've grown closer over the years. I credit Nancie with helping me to launch my cookbook writing career. Here is more about Nancie McDermott
I followed with some words of gratitude to the many people who made this book and launch event possible. Then we got into what is inside the pages of this exciting book: Lots of fun, vibrant and authentic food found in the streets of Latin America, from Mexican tacos, Brazilian candies, Panamanian soups, Cuban empanadas, Venezuelan arepas, Nicaraguan salads, Peruvian ceviches, Guatemalan tamales, Chilean sandwiches, Salvadorian pupusas, and much, much more!
I find myself filled with joy and I am deeply thankful to the great folks who joined me as I launched my book tour, which will take me to great places like Decatur, GA, Nashville, Miami, Savannah, Chapel Hill, Chicago, and many others in the coming months.
My friend Fred Thompson (holding the book, here) is also a beloved food writer and cookbook author. He shot all of the beautiful food shots (and the cover) of my book. Here I am joined by Fred, Nancie, and Belinda Ellis. We're all cookbook authors and dear friends! It's the love and support of my dear family (my husband Luis, and our two daughters) and of colleagues, students and friends that nurture my writing career. This was an evening of fun, celebration and good food, catered by the great Venezuelan restaurant Guasaca Arepa and Salsa Grill of Raleigh.
I hope you'll support your independent and local book stores and ask them to carry my book or that you'll order it from your favorite sites. Find it on Amazon , Barnes & Noble, Walmart Here we go, USA, we're bringing the authentic, fun food of 20 Latin American countries to bookstores near you! Bring the Streets Home!!!
More dates will be added soon but here are some of my schedule tour stops:
Decatur, GA Decatur Book Festival, September 1 Cooking Demo Cook's Warehouse Stage, 12:00 noon.
Launch: Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, September 3, 7;00 pm
September 11, 2013 Cary Barnes & Noble (Maynard and Walnut St) 7:00pm
September 14, 2013 Chapel Hill CLASS at A Southern Season 1:00 pm Book Signing to follow (SOLD OUT!) $45
September 18, 2013 Chapel Hill, Flyleaf Books CHOP (Culinary Historians Of the Piedmont) Talk, Tasting, and Book Signing 7:00 pm
September 25, 2013 Durham, The Streets of South Point Barnes & Noble 7:00pm
October 11-13 Nashville, TN Southern Festival of Books
October 19 Southern Pines, NC The Country Bookstore 4:00 pm
October 24, Savannah, GA Cooking Class at Kitchenware Outfitters, 6:30 pm
November 10, Chapel Hill CLASS at A Southern Season 2:00pm $45 booksigning, tasting 2:00 pm
November 22-24 Miami, FL. Miami Book Festival Presentation and cooking class at the Miami Culinary Institute (exact dates to be determined, stay tuned!)
December 4-7 Cary, NC Holiday Shoppe at Cary Academy Tasting and Book Signing
December 14 Chapel Hill, CLASS at A Southern Season 2:00 pm $45 Booksigning and tasting after class
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