I just want to thank all of you who backed my I See Moolongz Kickstarter campaign, and those who didn’t but came to the backer reward and book launch party on Saturday (some of you who I haven’t seen for years came all the way up from East Boston – go Eastie!). It was a great turnout for the book launch party and Spontaneous Collaboration exhibit, and everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves. Thanks especially to Brenda Malloy who kept me organized during the book signing. Any of you who did not get to come to the party and pick up your rewards, they are on their way to you by mail. This is such an amazing community! Thank you all so much. Love, EJ
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I’ve read your nasty comments. Her Kickstarter has something like 11 more days for her to potentially be able to get her book financed.
If you can’t see how much she gives back to the community by posting artists openings, volunteering for the Rocky Neck Art Colony, hosting Mug-Ups, ect, ect, ect then you’re just not paying enough attention.
She hits her daily time slot here on GMG 99 out of a 100 days and 95% of the posts she composes are to help promote other community organizations or bring some interesting bit of information to our readership that they might not already have known.
So if you are not interested in the Kickstarter campaign for her new book and simply can’t bring yourself to scroll past her post during the next 10 days of her Kickstarter Campaign without writing a nasty comment then lets just do everyone a favor and please unsubscribe yourself.
For all the labor of love energy we put into this thing called GMG we don’t need your negative energy mucking up the works.
This goes for Kim Smith’s movie night promotions, Felicia’s cookbooks and anything else that our contributors who strive to bring you great stuff every single day occasionally will pimp here on these pages. 335 posts a year trying to help others throughout the community, 30 posts trying to get her book financed and some people are that ignorant that they have to spew vitriol because they begrudge her of promoting her art.
The Moolongz have come to Earth to teach humans how to use their unlimited inner power to create amazing, joyful, abundant lives, but they need your help.
I See Moolongz is an amazing new illustrated book for all ages about accessing our inner power that the universe just pushed into being, which I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to get published. Please check out my campaign, and the great Kickstarter video our Joey produced for it. If you like the concept, please back it. The Moolongz are waiting for everyone to say: “I See Moolongz”.
Toasting Sista Felicia’s Gifts of Gold Kickstarter Success!
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
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.
In helping Felicia with her Kickstarter Program to raise money to publish her first cookbook, Good Morning Gloucester FOB Hannah Scialdone Kimberley sent the following release to the National Italian American Foundation ~
Hi, my name is Hannah Scialdone Kimberley, and I am a resident of Gloucester, MA. I grew up with my grandparents in Virginia, who inspired so much Italian American pride in our family. One of the greatest gifts my grandfather gave us was the publication of his 1987 cookbook, A Neapolitan Peasant’s Cookbook, which not only left us with a wonderful collection of recipes, but also educated others and us about what it means to come from Italian Heritage and live in America. What started as a gift to his family, my grandfather’s book gained local and national recognition. In fact, his book was selected as one of 17 books on the National Italian American Foundation’s reading list during a conference at the Smithsonian Institution on life in an Italian village.
My grandparents have passed on, but their traditions remain with me. I now live in Gloucester with my family, and I came across a story so similar to my grandfather’s, that I am compelled to bring it to your attention. A local woman in our town, Felicia Ciaramitaro, has written a cookbook that includes recipes passed down for generations. Like my grandfather, she met with her family members and learned their recipes – often stopping them half way through the cooking process to actually measure how much a relative’s “handful” amounted to so that she could record precise measurements for their previously unrecorded recipes. Without my grandfather, our family recipes and traditions would have been lost. I am betting the same goes for the Ciaramitaro family.
While I am not related to the Ciaramitaro family, I believe that Italian cultural preservation is more important now than it ever has been for the national Italian American Community. In the face of atrocious stereotypes created by programs such as “The Jersey Shore” and “Housewives of New Jersey,” it is up to us to keep our culture not only alive, but also maintain it in a positive public light. From her Kickstarter Page Sista Felicia’s Kitchen and her write-up in our local blog, Good Morning Gloucester, it seems that all Ms. Ciaramitaro needs is more publicity and support to keep yet another positive Italian American tradition alive for all of us.
I am asking that you highlight her story on your Facebook Page and/or website, so that your fans might know more about “a unique & colorful cookbook that will bring to life lost recipes & traditions from Ms. Ciaramitaro’s Sicilian kitchen to yours.” These recipes are Felicia Ciaramitaro’s “Gifts of Gold,” which she has written for us all.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration, and for all that you do for keeping Italian American culture and heritage alive and well in our country.
Best, Hannah Scialdone Kimberley
BEAUTIFUL LETTER Hannah! Thank you for sharing!
Please if you are reading this, take Hannah’s advice and “highlight her story on your Facebook Page and/or website, so that your fans might know more about “a unique & colorful cookbook that will bring to life lost recipes & traditions from Ms. Ciaramitaro’s Sicilian kitchen to yours.” These recipes are Felicia Ciaramitaro’s “Gifts of Gold,” which she has written for us all.”
Amanda, Felicia, and Pat
With the number of Kickstarter campaigns spiraling into the stratosphere I’ve decided to launch my own Kickstarter campaign for the very first dedicated Vajazzling Studio In Gloucester.
Let’s be honest, if Short and Main can raise $22K to pay for a Pizza Oven, my drumming up the dough for a Vajzzling Studio should be a no-brainer.
If Duckworth Bistrot can enter a contest for a new door, if EJ can pull off a Kickstarter for her Owl and The Pussycat book, if some crazy cat lady can get a felt costumes for kitty cats project funded, then there’s no way in hell we would fail in our quest to raise enough dough for a fancy local Vajazzling studio.
It’s all the rage. Screw this lobster business crap. Stinky bait, angry lobstermen, early morning start time and long hours vs Vajazzling coochies for a living. Hmmm this is not a very difficult decision.
I’ll just need a back up man to take care of the not-so-attractive patrons. Paulie Walnuts is looking for work. Bingo! Paulie Walnuts and me Vajazzling coochies all over the North Shore.
Help me make my Vajazzling dream a reality. Look for my upcoming Gloucester based Vajazzling Kickstarter campaign which will be forthcoming. I will offer many levels of pledges starting with base level backers and working our way up to more comprehensive “rewards” for more substantial backers.
Short and Main offered a $100 option for-
Receive a signed copy of Food & Wine’s latest cookbook, “America’s Greatest New Cooks” featuring Nico and Amelia Monday. You’ll also receive a menu from opening night and a thank you video from Matt in his lobster suit.
Hell I’ll toss in a signed GMG DVD, a couple Homie Stickas and a video of me in a monkey suit singing the start spangled banner for a hundred bones.
Disclaimer: woman I live with and may or may not be related to through marriage will not be pledging.
If Jennifer Love Hewitt is all in for Vajazzling it’s good enough for me.
If this works out (and obviously it’s money in the bank) we’ll get Kim Smith in there to penizzle up dude’s man-parts.
We could take over the world Vajazzling and Penizzling women and men all over the North Shore.
Over/Under on the amount of time before we see a Kickstarter project for the Paint Factory project offering people the right to come in and paint or landscape the joint for a mere $100,000?
I’m saying within six months and I’m taking the under.
Felicia, Craig, Hannah, and Pat
Yesterday afternoon I popped over to Felicia’s to find her and her fantastic team getting ready to launch Felicia’s Kickstarter program for her first cookbook. Craig Kimberley was shooting Felicia’s Kickstarter video and there was a mountain of food styled by Craig and Felicia, with Pat and Hannah providing assistance. Craig has created many cooking shows and he knew exactly how he wanted to film Felicia’s wonderful cooking demonstrations. It was lots of fun watching the two of them working at what they both love to do–Felicia cooking and Craig directing and shooting–and I was so glad to have had my camera with!
Joel Brown discusses his experience fundsourcing his book through Kickstarter. It’s an interesting lesson on how Kickstarter works and the experience Joel had going through the Kickstarter process.
Without Kickstarter and programs like it Joel Brown’s Essex Coastal Byway Guide maybe never gets published, Our EJ LeFavour’s Pussycat Book doesn’t get published and The C. B. Fisk Opus Documentary maybe doesn’t get made the way they would have liked.
Understand more about the process by watching the video with writer Joel Brown here-