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The Dominican Kitchen Cookbook by Vanessa Mota

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The Dominican Kitchen Cookbook by Vanessa Mota

The Dominican Kitchen is a collection of 80+ authentic, traditional recipes inspired by author Vanessa Mota’s heritage and upbringing in the Dominican Republic. This cookbook was published in May 2023, and it’s now available for purchase!

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The Dominican Kitchen Cookbook by Vanessa Mota

About the Book

Created with easy-to-find ingredients and featuring comforting traditional flavors, Vanessa’s recipes are designed for modern families who don’t have tons of time to spend perfecting a classic recipe but who want to feed their families well every day.

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Some of What You Will Get

Arepitas de Maiz

Snacks and Sandwiches

Handheld fried snacks and meat-filled sandwiches are emblems of Dominican street-food fare. They also make for delicious appetizers, perfect to enjoy before a homemade meal or to serve at a party.

Pescado Frito

Main Dishes

Dominican food is truly made with soul. The recipes in this chapter are all homestyle mains packed with sabores criollos (Creole flavors).

Bizcocho Dominicano - Dominican Cake


In this chapter, I offer a variety of scrumptious Dominican sweets, from childhood favorites, such as jalao and conconetes, to a decadent flan de coco and classics, such as pan de batata and majarete. There’s something here for everyone, children and adults alike.

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Pre-Order Bonus

Preorders are critical for a book’s success. As a thank you to anyone who pre-orders a copy, we are giving out a FREE preorder bundle that includes the following:

the dominican kitchen cookbook preorder bonuses

A beautifully crafted custom cultural sticker sheet collection from Dominican illustrator Joely Saravia of Josara Design NYC.


Two BONUS recipes, not included in the book.


Access to My Dominican Kitchen’s Cooking Playlist to vibe to when making our delicious recipes!

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Bonus recipes will be sent via email within 48 hours of receiving your proof of purchase. Stickers will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks while supplies last and are limited to US, CAN, and Caribbean residents only.

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Look Inside The Book

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“Your recipes are easy to follow with ingredients I can usually find somewhere in my grocery store or online. They taste fabulous!” - Eileen
“My mother passed away last year and she would make the most amazing camarones guisado. Tonight I wanted to recreate it, so I looked up your recipe. We all ate it, and it reminded us of her. It means a lot to have your recipes available to me for those moments when I can’t just call my mom. Thank you, thank you.” - Pamela
“I have had a lot of joy with your recipes and find your twist on traditional recipes more enjoyable. Your Habichuelas con Dulce recipe is the best of all the recipes I’ve made.” - Ellie
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More Inside…

Ensalada Verde

Ensalada de Hojas o Ensalada Verde (Garden Salad)

Platanos Fritos

Plátanos Fritos (Fried Plantains)

Mangu con los Tres Golpes

Mangú con los Tres Golpes (Mashed Plantains with Eggs, Salami and Fried Cheese)

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Meet Vanessa

Vanessa Mota is an award-winning food photographer and nationally recognized content creator. Her love for food led her to create My Dominican Kitchen, a bilingual blog with authentic traditional Dominican recipes and Latin-inspired meals for home cooks, as a way to preserve her family’s recipes and share with the world the flavors of la comida criolla.

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