Cambridge, MA 02138
To Mariana Velásquez, a native of Bogotá, the diverse mix of heritages, cultures, and regions that comprise Colombian food can be summed up in one simple concept: More is more. No matter what rung of society, Colombians feed their guests well, and leave them feeling nourished in body and soul.
In Colombiana, the award-winning recipe developer and food stylist draws on the rich culinary traditions of her native land and puts her own modern twist on dishes beloved by generations of Colombians. Here are recipes for classics such as arepas and empanadas, as well as “Colombian-ish” recipes like Lomito de Cerdo al Tamarindo y Menta (Tamarind Pork Tenderloin with Mint), Gazpacho de Papaya y Camarón Tostado (Spicy Papaya and Charred Shrimp Gazpacho), and Cuchuco de Trigo con Pollito y Limón (Lemony Bulgur Farmer’s Chicken Soup).
In addition to offering a unique perspective on Colombian food, Mariana shares the vibrant style of Colombian tablescapes and entertaining. For her, the best meals are never simply about the food on the table—they are an alchemy of atmosphere, drinks, and simple snacks and sweets that complete the experience and make it memorable.
Rich with culture and stories as well as one-of-a-kind recipes and stunning photography, Colombiana is a gastronomic excursion that reminds us of the power of food to keep tradition alive.
Please join us for this special virtual book talk and cooking demonstration with author and food stylist, Mariana Velásquez. This event is open to all, and registration is required.
On the event webpage, select if you would like to attend this event free of charge, or if you would like to purchase a copy of the Colombiana cookbook. If you opt to purchase a cookbook with your ticket, U.S. shipping is included. Books bundled with tickets will be shipped out on a rolling basis. We cannot guarantee you will receive the book by the date of the event.
Please note: we will ship the book to your billing address unless otherwise noted in the Comments section. We are unable to ship internationally.