Never Enough Mangos
Miami natives Amanda Finuccio and Daniel Calzadilla are so madly, truly, deeply committed to mangos that they had to write a book about it: Let’s Eat Too Many Mangos Before It’s Too Late, just released.
“Last year, Daniel and I spent the summer testing recipes and documenting our experience of mango season. We thought it would be fun to self-publish a book that included our home recipes and some stories we'd heard and jokes we would make — the book includes a graph we call The Emotional Arc of Mango Season,” she says.
The book includes 17 recipes, including Mango Compote, Mango and Mezcal, Mango Cornbread, Mango Chia Pudding, Mango Quinoa Porridge, Arroz con Mango and Mango Toast with Cardamom Tahini (see recipe, left).
There are also tips on foraging and planting, eight mango memories and stories from friends and family, and a pack of stickers that reads "Eat more mangos/Come más mangos.” We developed the recipes and collected the stories together, he wrote the tips on foraging and planting, and then I designed it,” says Finuccio. “It's been a lot of fun and we're really excited to share it!”
Finuccio has been in New York pursuing a master’s degree in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, while Calzadilla is studying Environmental Science and Sustainability with a certification in Agroecology at FIU, where he also runs the FIU organic garden. He’s managed to keep her in mangos while she’s been away from Miami, though. “Daniel ever so kindly mailed me a big ol' box of mangos so I could enjoy the season from afar.”
Order Let’s Eat Too Many Mangos Before It’s Too Late here.