Sorry friends for not blogging. I promise I will post some awesome recipes next week. If you are in New Orleans this Sunday 2/23/14 come to my book signing at the Kitchen Witch Cookbook Shop 631 Toulouse Street in the French Quarter. We are serving mojitos, beer, wine and recipes from the cookbook. New Orleans con Sabor Latino: The History and Passion of Latino Cooking will also be for sale.
I had a blast at my book signing today! I met some really cool people and signed some copies on this rainy day. I met a Peruvian personal chef and she really got me thinking about opening my personal chef business here in Louisiana. I love to come in a home or business and cook for people. I love that moment when my clients taste my food and I see the look on their faces. Priceless!!! Now that I have published my first cookbook, I am really thinking about what 2014 will look like. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to scheduling more book signings at other Barnes & Nobles throughout Louisiana, New York and Chicago and bringing Latino Who Dat Nation in 2014 to a city near you!
My beloved University of Toronto Museum Studies professor Cheryl Meszaros I hope is smiling from heaven! I dedicated my book New Orleans con Sabor Latino: The History and Passion of Latino Cooking to her. She died of cancer during my second year of graduate school. She encouraged me to write this book and do my internship at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. It was so painful to return to campus after our summer internship and to lose her before we graduated. Thank you University of Toronto Faculty of Information Studies for sending me a picture of you all holding the book before my book is officially part of the library! Muchas Gracias Adriani y Alfredo!! R.I.P. Cheryl Meszaros!!!
I love to support other entrepreneurs. Especially women owned businesses! If you are ever in Chicago and are looking for catering. Try Bon Manger Catering! The owner Andrea Dillon is from New Orleans and has brought the best of New Orleans food to Chicago. Our sons are friends and we both support each other in bringing New Orleans food to the rest of the United States! http://www.bonmangercatering.com