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Ana Sofia Pelaez feels life through her food. Raised in Miami as the great niece of the avant-garde painter Amelia Pelaez deCasal, her childhood dinner table was surrounded with stories of Cuba, culture, and family. Ana finally moved to New York and flipped the recipes with her Brooklyn markets, while launching a food blog called Hungry Sofia in 2008.

In 2011 she plotted to visit her homeland to write her magnum opus. Enter The Cuban Table. This is more than a cookbook, it’s a feast of images, history, flavors, and storyline. Photographer Ellen Silverman also photographed Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook My Fathers Daughter. Ana’s dedication reads: “To my grandparents, who had to leave it all so I could have it all”.

Follow Ana on her Blog or Instagram: @hungrysofia