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SalviMex Recipes that Honor Your Culture

Hola! I’m Bernadette Molina: an award winning cookbook author, recipe developer, food writer, and content creator.

Traditional taste,

simplified steps.​

Your mom didn’t share measurements, but I do. If you’re craving authentic, comforting flavors of home with a modern or healthy twist—like crock pot pozole or air fryer tacos dorados—I’m here to bring you inspiration, clever kitchen hacks, and of course the exact measurements you need to keep our traditions alive.

Celebrating SalviMex matriarchs through food

The matriarchs in my life inspired the recipes of Herencia Cookbook. When I was growing up, my mother owned and operated a Mexican bakery in Inglewood. Thanks to her, I can proudly say that I am a second-generation food entrepreneur, in addition to a published author.

In Herencia Cookbook, you will find recipes inspired by her, as well as my great grandmother, grandmother and mother-in-law. Everything I know about cooking and womanhood, I owe to these women. I hope when you read about the matriarchs who molded me, you can think fondly of the matriarchs in your own life.

Herencia Cookbook: Celebrating and honoring SalviMex culture and matriarchs through food

What people are saying

Can’t wait to make all the recipes I bought this recipe book as way to get learn to cook more Salvadorean recipes for myself and the fiancée. The author comes off so sweet in her book, cannot wait to make all these recipes.
Coni Melendez
Coni Melendez
Not as complicated as your mama's cooking. Always wanted to learn how to cook Salvadorian food, but it always seemed intimidating, because of all the ingredients and steps that it took to accomplish my peeps food. This book makes it easier to understand and makes me feel like I can be part of my culture.
antonieta m zamora
antonieta m zamora
Great little cookbook What I like about this cookbook, is that the author truly shares her experiences. Her instruction and language is down to earth easy to follow. I can relate to her story about her Bisabuela, abuela, her mother, Tia's, and co-madres. I will enjoy making the recipes in her book and remember the culinary history in my matrilineal line.
CopperQueen
CopperQueen
So much more than just a cookbook Bernadette's Herencia Cookbook is a warm hug to the soul. By reading her lovely pages not only will you learn some tasty recipes with great, useful hacks, but you will also get to know beautiful anecdotes about her and her family, especially the matriarchs who raised her.SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE LATINAS OUT THERE!: Give this one a chance, you won't regret it!
M. Guillermina Bagilet
M. Guillermina Bagilet
A must for anyone who collects good cookbooks I was so impressed with this cookbook! It's wonderfully written and the photos really help tell the story and present the recipes so well. The recipes are really good. Easy to follow and make cooking so much fun. I highly recommend this book.
Erns
Erns
Perfect! Perfect recipe book for the SalviMex households! I wish there was more breakfast options, but at least I'm set for lunches and dinners! Gracias!
Discshopper113
Discshopper113
Sweet and inspiring! Was a gift. I loved it! Made me excited to look through.
Jennifer
Jennifer

Hi, I’m Bernie

Growing up, I spent countless hours in my mother’s Mexican bakery in Inglewood, surrounded by the scent of freshly baked goods and the hustle and bustle of her business. It was an unconventional childhood, but one filled with warmth, love, and the most delicious cakes for every occasion.

My mother’s entrepreneurial spirit ignited a fire within me, inspiring me to pursue my passions and eventually create the Internationally recognized and award-winning Herencia Cookbook.

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