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Just Six Hours Left To Order Your Sista Felicia Cookbook Through Kickstarter! Also Marth Stewart’s Executive Food Director Lucinda Scala Quinn Back’s Sista Felicia’s Project!
If you haven’t ordered your Sista Felicia Cookbook through Kickstarter or got your tickets to the Gala Book Launch Party At Cruiseport There’s Just Hours Left To Do So!
Also Check out Martha Stewart’s Executive Food Director Lucinda Scala Quinn who gave Sista Felicia her seal of approval -
August 8, 2013
Posted by Lucinda Scala Quinn
I love hearing people’s stories of why food and cooking is important to them- whether it’s how they’re putting it on their own table, getting out there with a message to make the food system better, or teaching someone else your best recipes and tips.
When I began my publishing career, there wasn’t any crowd-sourcing help or a way to get the message out to tons of people to fund books. Truth be told, I self-published my first book before it was picked up and published years later! Luckily, there are a ton of different ways to get the message out today, and I’ve found these two Kickstarter campaigns that I wanted to spread to all of you Mad Hungry-ers.
As a fellow Italian and for those of you that have watched my show, some of my best food memories are of cooking from my family’s Italian heritage. Those recipes are filled with warmth, comfort, history and flavor. Felicia is on an ambitious mission to share her family’s recipes and traditions through a series of 4 cookbooks that will embody her “commitment to ensure the past is not lost but is forever saved for future generations”. Felicia has just a little more to go on her goal and has 10 days left.
Take a minute to watch their videos, read their blogs and Facebook pages, and if you feel empowered by Felicia, please donate!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you all for supporting my Kickstarter project. Because of your support, my first cookbook, Gifts of Gold In a Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia Harvest will be available very soon. I truly appreciate your generosity and hope my recipes bring your family, friends and loved ones in to your kitchens to enjoy my Gifts of Gold. Hope to meet and celebrate with each of you at the Red Carpet Cookbook Gala at the Cruiseport Gloucester August 28, 2013Tickets are on sale now…3 days remaining to support Sista Felicia’s Kickstarter project, reserve your copies and Red Carpet Gala Tickets here
Donna Favazza, Virginia Smith,Catherine Orlando, Meg Sussman, David Kyrouz, Betty Mitchell, Michelle Philpott, Sonia Leigh Burdick, Grace & Tom Lattof, Karen Muniz, Pamela A. Orlando, Amanda, Sue Almeida, Alison Ciaramitaro, Betsy Smith, Bobbi Erwin, susan hunter, Zinnia, Joanne Frontiero, joan waterhousse, Shannon McPhee, Vickie & Peter Van Ness, Jan Bordinaro, Sandra Conley, Gregory Boccuti, Joe Morrissey, Christopher R. Daddato, lou, Christopher R. Daddato, julie cooper, Kevin Henry, kelly oconnor, Annette Ciaramitaro, Paula J Bertolino, Lucinda Seigel, joe orlando, DigitalWhitewater, Meredith Canaway, carl zerbo, Aaron Bourke, Nicole Duckworth, Josephine R. Curcuru, Michael Puscar, Carol McMahon, James Balestraci, bonnie mitchell, cathy, jane c nicholson, Leela Aniela Giannasi, agatha Valenti, J. Joyce Curcuru, Kathryn Goodick, Jerry Greely, Susan canning, Patricia Ciaramitaro, David Dorr, Richard D. Roderick, Norma E. Kitfield, Ann Marie Nehme, Melissa Joy Teixeira, Alicia Cox, Marcia DeFelice, Nancy Fi., Frank Ciolino, Joseph Warren, aurelia nelson, Meredith Manos, Deb McNeil, Catherine Webber, Ed and Jean Sawicki, Catherine Gunn, Margaret Lee, Alice Gardner, David Leveille, AnnMarie, Grace Pallazola, Elisa Mullen, David Pankiewicz, John W. Saputo,Grace Pallazola, Charleen Ellis McCarthy, JoeAnn Hart, Andy Doyle, joan kimberley, Winifred Diedrich, Sini Estlander, Jennifer Ciaramitaro, Todd DuPriest, Diana, Marie Shurina, Karen Burris, Kim Arntsen, Pam murray, Cindy Bass, Concetta Orlando, Marguerite Ryan, Janet L Johnson, Christopher Gray, Stephen Dubin, Suzanne Lafata,, Sharon Collins, Kerrie Donahue, Shelly Lane, Kim Arntsen, Joseph Marcantonio, Tanya Frost, Camellia El Antably, Kathleen Scalli Johnson, Virginia R. McKinnon, Karen McNally, Ruthie, Jeffrey Legendre, Valerie Marino, Gene McCartney, Linda McGuinness, Peter Greico, Nikki kaloust, Matt Parisi, Joanne Main Souza, kelly oconnor, Cosimo Marcantonio, Linda Devoe, Gary Hasselschwert, Marsha Mohan, Laura Thomas, Phyllis-Ann Morrissey, Alicia Pensarosa, Nancy Silva, Patricia M Howard, Rachel Kahan, Natalie Sweet, Karen Waystack, Robert Suizu, Joseph C Saia Jr, Carol Miller, Shirley Kahan, Nina Calomo Ciccariello, Maria Randazza, david a rosania, Debbie muniz, Gwen Stantial, Marcia Curcuru, Carolyn Souers, Angela Finnerty, Raina Morgan, Suzanne Roberts, Susan Slark, Carolyn Curcuru, Skip Montello, Bartosz Kiera, Sarah Wilkinson, Debbie Mahoney, Jeanne F. Smith, lucille militello, carl zerbo, Garth Greimann, Rosamond Smith, Nancy Hogan, Tim Mascara, Joyce Reardon, GERALDLINE GAIPO, Stori Cadigan, Rebecca, Jean Petruzzelli Lochiatto, Amy Orlando, Ann Kennedy, Marty Morgan, lucille militello, Nancy Sperry, Robert Ryan, Kay Ellis, Angela OConnor, Jean MacLachlan, Kathryn Connors Flaherty, Susanne Guyer, Grace & Tom Lattof, Jeanne Gavin, jean coffey, Martha Coleman, Lauren Day, Gail Guittarr, Beth Costanzo, Deanna M Ouderkerken, Mary Beth Stanton, Steve Alley, Linda Berard, Barbara Lane, Lowell Peabody, Anthony Valente, Bridgette Mathews, Cathy Hebert, Grace Ciaramitaro, Eleanor Curcuru, Paulf, Sharon St Clair, Corinne M. Hallett, Ella Lewis, Dianne Eason, patricia mastrorio, cath, Deborah Hysmith, Jonas Atterbring, joseph ciaramitaro, chuck cook, Grace Giambanco Numerosi, Bartosz Kiera, Liam King, SeanOo, Ed and Jody Dove, Deborah McComiskey, Mara Destino, Patricia Papows, Mara Destino, JENNIFER CULLEN, Angela Ciaramitaro, Melissa Abbott, Michele Tocco, Martha Geraghty, Patricia Ciaramitaro, Ed Collard, Gina Parisi Wingerter, Felicia Trupiano, Carol McMahon, Mary Pat Smilikis, Kim Smith, Karen Teague, Paul Morrison, Donna Ardizzoni, Kathy Low, joseph ciaramitaro
August 14, 2013
Gloucester-rooted book is now a series
By Gail McCarthyStaff Writer
Felicia (Ciaramitaro) Mohan grew up in a family surrounded by simmering pots of pasta and bubbling brews of tomato sauce, all created by mothers and grandmothers who never used a recipe.
Their style of cooking, straight from their memory, included a pinch of that ingredient, or a handful of another, and so on.
But two generations later, out of fear of losing these heirloom recipes forever, Mohan — at the urging of her husband Barry — set out to make a cookbook of sorts for her twins, Amanda and BJ. From that seed sprouted her effort to make such a book. But she never imagined that the original scope of the work would grow exponentially.
For the entire article at The Gloucester Daily Times website click here
To order your copy of her cookbook and/or get an invite to her Gala Book Launch at Cruiseport click here
Sista Felicia Update!!!!
Well it’s official- The Kickstarter Campaign was a success! Tipped the Goal yesterday afternoon thanks to all of Felicia’s supporters, family and friends. Can’t say enough how proud I am of her and her team who worked unbelievably hard to make this a reality.
What a crew!
Excited to report that my Kickstarter project is currently 94% funded with 9 days remaining to reach my goal and see my dream become a reality! Please continue to help me spread the word and share my Kickstarter link with your family friends and coworkers.
You can pre-order your copy of Gifts of Gold: In a Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia: Harvest at
Although Gifts of Gold is completed and at the printer, my Creative Director James Eves III, owner and Master in his field at Cape Ann Giclee, and I have been busy planning The Red Carpet Cookbook Launch Gala Event to be held on August 28, 2013 from 7:30 to 11:00 pm at Cruiseport Gloucester. James has been designing the beautiful Sista Felicia logo-embellished tote bag that is included in some of the Kickstarter Pledge Packages. He has an unparalleled eye for detail in everything he creates. The invitations to the Red Carpet Gala are just as amazing as the evening we have planned.
The Cruiseport Gloucester staff has been wonderful to work with and very helpful in accommodating all the necessary details for this special evening. I am excited to announce Cruiseport will be preparing recipes straight from the pages of Gifts of Gold that evening and will be shaking up my favorite Lemon Drop Cocktail at the bar. Join me, along with my family, friends, Sista Felicia Team, and supporters, for a night of celebratory dancing, food, and fun!
Individual tickets can be purchased through pledging my Sista Felicia Kickstarter Project at this link-
$35.00 Kickstarter Pledge~Individual ticket to Red Carpet Cookbook Launch Gala
$95.00 Kickstarter Pledge~Receive 1 personally autographed hardcover first edition copy of Sista Felicia’s Cookbook, 1 laminated 13X14X3 designer tote bag beautifully embellished with Sista Felicia’s logo, 1 Red Carpet Cookbook Launch Gala Invitation, and a public thank you
$125.00 Kickstarter Pledge~Receive 1 personally autographed hardcover first edition copy of Sista Felicia’s Cookbook, 1 laminated 13X14X3 designer tote bag beautifully embellished with Sista Felicia’s logo, 2 Red Carpet Cookbook Launch Gala Invitations, and a public thank you
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR HELPING MAKE MY DREAM A REALITY- I COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP
If you would like to reserve your copy click here (guys, think perfect Holiday or Birthday present) you can reserve your copy now and have a back up present ready to go in the inevitable situation when you forget.
Here’s the link-
Click to check out her video produced by our boy Craig Kimberley-
In Case You Didn’t Hear Sister Felicia’s Cookbook Kickstarter Project Went Live and Was Selected As A Staff Pick It The Food Category
Huge help from so many FOB’s that I’m scared to death to try to compile a list for fear of missing someone but I’m sure Felicia will put together a nice thank you soon.
Dinner Dealer Founder Jessica brand writes-
I’ve yet to meet Felicia but I have to tell you that her kickstarter video was so heartwarming. I could listen to her talk for hours. They way she talks about Italians cooking for memory, I know exactly what she means. I only lived and worked in Italy for 6 months, a long time ago, but I experienced first hand what she was talking about. So incredible, I couldn’t resist sending you a note.
She has every recipe typed out with step by step pictures and directions. Pictured is just a binder with all of them printed out from her digital files and in a ginormous 3 ring binder. Some brilliant publisher is going to make her an offer. With her already built in audience from these pages and The Gloucester Times Taste of The Times it’s sure to be a hit.
Are you planning to buy one when it gets published?
A Beautiful Book
A most inspirational cookbook. Delicious local recipes. Wonderful stories from all the wives. Beautiful photography of Gloucester and our community.
Please contact Daphne Congelosi at 978 985 3933 to purchase at quantity discount or wholesale.
Or a list of retail shops -The Bookstore, Cape Ann Museum, BC Harbor Loop Gifts
BUON APPETITO !