Just in time for the holidays the perfect Colorado cookie story. The latest addition to the local Tummy Tales series is a new book titled “Biscochitos for Mis Jitos and Other Tummy Tales.”
This newest book in the collection of family food stories from some of the Southwest’s best storytellers and authors highlights celebrates a cookie called a biscochito, which is regionally identified as having originated in Southern Colorado and Northern New México over a hundred years ago.
A book signing will be held on Dec. 12, 6:0pm at the Chicano Humanities Arts Council (CHAC), 222 Santa Fe Dr., Denver.
The multi-cultural stories in the book are traditional family food tales, complete with recipes, and a lot of humor. The stories and recipes represent the numerous ethnic influences throughout the Southwest. Food recipes featured in the book include everything from biscochitos to apple pandowdy, to potato latkes, to chili guiso.
Contributors include in the new book are: Carl Ruby, “Mr. Origami”, Renee Fajardo, Metropolitan State University of Denver (recent recipient of the Denver Public Library Cesar Chavez Hall of Fame award for her work on collecting Colorado stories), Lois Burrell, African American storyteller; Geneva Escobedo, Arizona author of “Dichos de mi Padre”; Rita Flores Wallace, Mexican folklorist; Sondra Singer, storyteller and folk musician; Jane Treat, author of “Women & Middlehood: Halfway Up the Mountain” and eight others.
“Biscochitos for Mis Jitos” is illustrated by famed Chicana artist Arlette Lucero and edited by Ed Winograd, prolific editor and Spanish/English translator, the new book is a delight for old and young alike.
There are two book launches scheduled for the book. Each book launch features a biscochito contest. For more information contact Renee Fajardo at email@example.com or call 720-329-0869.
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