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LA Cocina Cookbook Talk: Jocelyn Ramirez And Karla Tatiana Vasquez

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    Thu, June 27, 2024 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

LA Plaza Cocina
555 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Join us for a night of conversation with cookbook authors Jocelyn Ramirez and Karla Tatiana Vasquez!
Ages 18+ ONLY!

Join Jocelyn Ramirez, author of La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Food with Authentic Flavor, and Karla Tatiana Vasquez, food writer and cookbook author of The SalviSoul Cookbook for a conversation on the process of becoming a published cookbook author and food writer.

Learn about their journeys from idea, book sample, pitching, book deals, recipe development, storytelling, marketing and tours. We'll take a deep dive into their passion for storytelling through culturally-relevant food at the heart of each of their communities.

Join us for a night of food filled discussions! As a part of the program, each guest will be receiving a copy of Jocelyn's cookbook, La Vida Verde: Plant-Based Mexican Food with Authentic Flavor and Karla's cookbook, The SalviSoul Cookbook: Salvadorian Recipes and the Women Who Preserve Them; it is included in the price of the program.

More about our guest speakers:

jocelyn ramirez is a chef, published cookbook author, New York Times recipe contributor, CPG founder and advocate for healthy food access in her community. She founded todo verde, one of LA’s acclaimed plant-forward Latin food businesses, with a mission to create delicious and healthy plant-forward food inspired by her Latin roots. Her work has been featured in several press outlets including New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, Vice, Smithsonian, Bon appetit, and more. She currently sits on the Culinary Advisory Board for Food Forward and the Leadership Board for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.

Karla Tatiana Vasquez is a food writer, recipe developer, and food stylist based in Los Angeles. Her writing has been published by the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Teen Vogue, Eater LA, and KCET, among others. Her recipe development work can be seen in Food & Wine, Serious Eats, BuzzFeed Tasty, and Tastemade. She is also a food justice advocate and an active member in her community to increase healthy food accessibility in low-income communities, previously working with Hunger Action Los Angeles and Los Angeles Food Policy Council. She founded SalviSoul in an effort to preserve her family’s recipes, and since then it’s expanded to focus on cultural memory and intergenerational healing for the Salvadoran diaspora.


Parking Lot Information

Please see below the two nearby parking lot locations:

  • LA Plaza Village Parking Lot ($20 MAX Charge): 555 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012

*Please note that this parking lot is closest to the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, not the CVS. No validations are provided.

  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (FREE): 171 Arcadia St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

*Please note that this parking lot is across the street (Spring St.). Walking is required to reach LA Cocina.


Dress Code Policy

For the safety of all attendees, LA Cocina de Gloria Molina asks that all attendees abide by the following guidelines to make our space safe for you, our staff members, guest chefs and speakers:

  • Please wear comfortable clothing with closed-toe shoes
  • Please pull long hair back with a hairband

If you have any questions, please reach out by calling us at (323) 397-8365 or by emailing us at cocina@lapca.org

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