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Storybook Ending

IMG_0925I’m known in my family for withholding information.  More absentminded than secretive, I’d forget to tell my parents about field trips, birthday parties, science projects, and even award ceremonies (never for science) until the last possible moment.  On the upside, friends can attest that I’m all vault.  Where it’s not so great is how slow I’ve been to post the good things that have been happening since the release of the The Cuban Table…and there has been a lot of good to share. Read more

The Cuban Table is here!

IMG_3828I am beyond thrilled to announce that The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History is hitting both real and virtual shelves today.  Since our wonderful editor BJ Berti let us know that the finished copies were in the warehouse and on their way a few weeks ago, I imagined receiving them – usually in over-saturated, Doris Day technicolor.  The books would run straight off an assembly line, into a box, and onto a truck that would drop them at my door.  I’d coolly but swiftly rip it open, hand out the books, and and it would be champagne all around.  So many wonderful things have come from this book in the past few weeks that I just needed the one thing that would make it real.  The anticipation was maddening and when the books didn’t come, I took to sad-eying the UPS man when he failed to deliver.  Finally, just a few hours shy of today’s release date, the books arrived and…I wasn’t there.  I came home from a (very un-Doris Day-like) cardio kickboxing class and found the box on my coffee table with a lime green NEW TITLES  sticker splashed across the top and my yorkies yapping furiously around it.  It was later than I’d expected but exactly on time.  Most importantly, it was very, very real. Read more

First Look Inside The Cuban Table

CubanTable_ArrozConPollo_Image_72The Cuban Table  will be here next week but I couldn’t wait until then to share a recipe from the book.  I’d been planning on this post for awhile but it was hard to choose just one.  Not only are they all attached to a memory or favorite moment during this long process, they’re also attached to some of my favorite people.  They were great company as I wrote and I’m so excited to introduce them to you.  Even now, I feel like when I open the cover they all start talking once – a familiar feeling if you’ve ever walked into a Cuban gathering.  It’s also at those parties where you’ll most often find … Arroz Con Pollo.  And that’s how I finally decided.  Read more

The Cuban Table

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I always had a hard time dropping my pencil and turning in my work as a little girl and it’s not much different now. It has been almost two years since I first posted about The Cuban Table, my collaboration with food photographer Ellen Silverman, but I could have happily kept tweaking and polishing it forever. Luckily it wasn’t up to me which is why I have this lovely cover to share, an actual ink and paper bound book on its way, and an official release date from St. Martin’s Press to look forward to this October! Read more