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Abuelita's Magical Molcajete

Molé Mama

Abuelita's Magical Molcajete is a fun, magical, heartwarming romance, filled with delicious Mexican food and hope! The characters beam with sass, imperfection, wisdom, and love and will have you longing to connect with family and friends. It may also drive you to launch new cooking clubs where you'll spend countless hours making family recipes with multi-generational, cross-cultural friends and family, eat countless pink conchas and fluffy flour tortillas, host a tamalada, and purchase a molcajete. Marisol, our protagonist's twin sister, summarizes the story in the following paragraphs.

A magical molcajete, nine meddling ghosts, a grieving spinster, and fluffy flour tortillas in sunny San Diego are the main ingredients in this mostly true story of how my twin sister found true love after I, well, I died.

Dr. Maria Ybarra, my beautiful, 42 year old brilliant twin sister, was a hot mess after my fatal accident. She could barely teach her university classes, spoke to her dancing dogs non-stop, and saw no one socially but our big brother. He's also a brainiac plastic surgeon who stepped up to help her, but this job was even too big for him.

Maria needed heavenly intervention, and thankfully, my Abuelita and Tias took on her case. They have some impressive connections here in the afterlife and got clearance and approvals in record time. My Abuelita and Tias are sassy, tech savvy, sometimes ill-tempered, tequila drinking, cigar-smoking cooking divas, and they're unstoppable.

Okay, pour yourself a margarita, grab a pink concha or two, and put on salsa music. You might also need a few tissues, and Maria will take over from here and give you every juicy detail of her story.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Couves, LLC
  • Publish Date: Dec 2nd, 2023
  • Pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.80in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9798989127702
  • Categories: Magical RealismWomenHispanic & Latino

About the Author

Mama, Molé: - "Abuelita's Magical Molcajete" is a Molé Mama story, and she is a San Diego-based author, home cook, vlogger, speaker, and podcaster. Her most cherished kitchen tool is her abuelita's magical molcajete, which she uses daily. Her culinary training began when she was nine years old, on the day her mama asked her to help make flour tortillas. Crunchy tacos stuffed with creamy mashed potatoes are her all-time favorite taco and her most-viewed YouTube video with over 260,000 views. She grew up on a California dairy farm and has always loved cooking, hosting taco parties, and eating. Her first book, "Molé Mama; A Memoir of Love, Cooking, and Loss," is a love letter to her mother and shares the stories of how she perfected her beloved mother's recipes as she was dying. Readers swear they smell Sonora enchiladas, Spanish rice, mole, and other delicious Mexican food simmering in their kitchens as they read her book. It has received excellent reviews on Amazon and GoodReads. Molé Mama Recipes YouTube cooking videos and podcasts celebrate family recipes, cooking delicious meals at home, and adding love to every recipe. Along with her guest chefs, Molé Mama explores recipes and traditions from around the world and the stories that keep them alive. Most of her podcasts will make you hungry, and you may find yourself dancing in your kitchen to salsa music. Molé Mama reminds everyone to return to their kitchens and preserve their living and past ancestors' favorite recipes and stories for future generations. "We must preserve our cultures and not let those favorite recipes disappear forever. The common thread of every cherished family recipe is that they were homemade with love, and that's the real secret ingredient," says Molé Mama. For many home chefs, cooking is their preferred love language, and that's why we cherish their recipes. Their love has the power to transcend an ordinary recipe into magic!
Praise for this book

Do you need a little magic in your life? If you answered yes, and of course, why wouldn't you? Then you found it in Molé Mama's newest book, Abuelita's Magical Molcajete. You know, when you are looking for that story, the one that grabs you. Maybe it's about love, grief, family, food, romance, ghosts and magic. You can't quite name it, but you know you need it as soon as you turn the pages. Abuelita's Magical Molcajete is that kind of story. It makes you feel warm and cozy, and you wish you had your ghost aunties to visit you in your kitchen to share their stories of family, love, loss, grief, and cherished family recipes.

Abuelita's Magical Molcajete will have you laughing out loud, crying, and rooting for the beloved protagonist, Maria, as we become part of her journey. When you hear, "a magical molcajete, nine meddling ghosts, a grieving spinster, and fluffy flour tortillas," how can you not be spellcast?

Melisa Caprio, author of Postcards to the Universe, Harness the Universe's Power and Manifest Your Dreams