Latinx Authors Collaborate with Nestlé Abuelita

December 7, 2021 by No Comments


Nestlé Abuelita, a Mexican hot chocolate drink, is collaborating with “Camilla la Magica Makes Tamales” authors Chef Cariño and Paloma Cortez, and illustrator Christopher Vela, for drink recipies that can be found in the book.  

There will be a giveaway at The Gran Tamalada holiday activation in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 11.  

“Camilla la Magica Makes Tamales,” written by Latinx sisters, Cariño and  Cortez, tells the story of a young magician, Camilla, and her pup, Osito, helping Abuela make magical tamales. Carefully following each of her Abuela’s steps, Camilla learns the true magic behind her family’s traditional tamales and the generations of love passed down in each bite. The book includes kid-friendly recipes for families to make together.  

“According to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 5% of books published for young readers are by or about Latinx people,” says Cariño. “I approached my sister Paloma with the idea to write a kids’ book for Latinx families to become reintroduced to the tamalada tradition in a fun and messy way at home. We wanted to share how our food can be a way to remember loved ones and bring people together. It’s something we learned from our father and hope to carry down to our children.” 



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