'Mi Comida Latina': A Hand-Drawn Guide To Latin Cuisines
1(浏览，翻阅) the pages of Mi Comida Latina and you may quickly fall under its spell. The pages of this cookbook beckon with vibrant watercolor illustrations and recipes written in the kind of delicate hand lettering that make us mourn penmanship as a dying art. The end result combines the charm of a children's book, the promise of a tasty meal and the intimacy of a journal.
Which makes sense, because the book was inspired by the sketchbooks that author and illustrator Marcella Kriebel kept starting in 2004, when she took her first of many trips to Latin American countries. She started going to improve her Spanish, but kept returning after she fell in love with the cultures she 2 （遇到） . And for her, food became an important way to connect with those cultures. As she watched family cooks prepare meals in their homes, she 3 （草草记下） notes and illustrations.
"Once I got there, I became incredibly inspired by the warmth of the people ... and the vibrancy of the cultures can be found in many different things — the visuals and the smells and the cuisine itself," she says.
Those journals might have remained private had Kriebel not lost her job as an art installation technician in a D.C. museum in 2012. That provided the catalyst for her to transform her travel notes into a cookbook, published last year.
The pages of Mi Comida Latina document recipes from her travels throughout much of Latin America, including Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Mexico, to name a few, along with recipes from family and friends in the United States. Kriebel — who is not Latin American — hopes readers who pick up the book will see food as she does: as an invitation to explore the world.