We had the idea almost 1.5 years ago of writing a book about the authentic foods we would discover on our quest. This idea came to us in the early phases when we were dreaming about the possibilities with authentic food quest.
How? When? And in what format, were unknown at the time.
All we knew, is that a book would be written.
Our goal with this book is to inspire travelers to have deeper connections and experiences on their travels through food. We believe that one of the best ways to travel is through authentic food.
By asking about the local and authentic foods, you connect deeper with the people on your travels, you discover more, you surprise yourself with new tastes, and you awaken your taste buds to new flavors.
Following, we address what you will find in the paperback version of the book and the question we are regularly hear “what was the writing process like?.”
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What You Will Find: Paperback Version of Authentic Food Quest Argentina
The paperback version of Authentic Food Quest Argentina comes in a nice compact size of 5.5” x 8.5.” The book is 140 pages. Having a paperback book will make it easy to go through and mark your favorite dishes or food experiences on your travels.
The book is also easy to carry, not bulky and will fit nicely in your hand luggage. This book is the perfect guide for your culinary adventures to Argentina.
Authentic Food Quest Argentina, comes in full-color, with maps and images throughout.
You will discover how to go beyond beef and Malbec wines with:
- Over 50 iconic dishes of Argentina
- Where to find authentic restaurants and avoid the tourists traps
- How to order and eat beef the Argentine way
- The best local food, wine and beer festivals to attend
- Tips to stay fit and healthy on your travels to Argentina
- Also included is a link to a dedicated webpage that has videos and additional information about Argentina.
Authentic Food Quest Argentina inspires intrepid and armchair travelers to take their savory adventures in Argentina to a new level. With the combination of storytelling and local information, this guide is the perfect companion for your food travels across Argentina.
The Book Writing Process
As first-time authors, the book writing process was very daunting. Brainstorming and creating the outline took the most time. We spent a lot of time at the Barnes & Nobles looking at examples of the kind of book we wanted to write. We searched online and on Amazon looking for inspiration.
Our big decision was whether the book should be ‘highly personal’, or whether it should be a guide to help culinary or foodie travelers create their own food adventures.
After debating the two approaches, we finally settled on taking a food guide approach. Since we already had a website where we were more personal, we thought creating a food guide would empower travelers with the information they need to savor their way through Argentina.
Using Lonely Planet as a reference guide, we structured the book into four main sections;
- Terroir: provides a “lay of the land” of what to expect on your culinary trip to Argentina
- Savor This: this section dives deep into the authentic specialties you should not miss on your trip to Argentina
- Destinations: categorized into four main regions of Argentina, this section includes the addresses and contact information of restaurants, markets, local stores and unique culinary experiences.
- Resources: contained in this section are additional tips to make your trip to Argentina a success.
Once we defined the outline, the actual writing took about three months.
Writing is Hard Work
“Showing up” to write every day is not easy. Even though we had an outline, sitting down to write each day was a struggle. We created a timeline and took the lead in writing different sections of the book. In addition, we held each other accountable. Once a week, we would have “check in” meetings and we made writing our top priority.
On a day to day basis, we each had to find inspiration to write. On some days the writing would come easy and everything would “flow.” On other days, the writing process was like pulling teeth.
What kept us going was the accountability to each other and the goal of just getting to the ‘first draft.’
From Manuscript to Book
If writing was difficult, the publishing process was confusing. After going through the arduous editing process, we turned our attention to bringing the book to life.
The publishing process was like learning a new language. Actually, two new languages. Getting the book published on Amazon Kindle is one language. Bringing the book to life as a paperback with IngramSpark was a totally different process.
As first-time publishers, we had to quickly learn the requirements and abide the rules set by each platform. We worked with an amazing book designer and desktop publisher who also helped us navigate the process.
As challenging as the process was, we are thrilled with the turnout of both the Amazon Kindle version and the paperback book.
Where To Buy Authentic Food Quest Argentina
Authentic Food Quest Argentina is available for purchase and shipping worldwide. Purchases can be made in local currency equivalent.
You can also find the Kindle version on Amazon Kindle at $9.99.
You can also purchase the book from your local Amazon stores including:
Get your copy today and create your own delicious adventures to Argentina!
For all the challenges and difficulties, we are proud of our first book. We believe the book will help inform and intrigue travelers on the local specialties of Argentina. Visitors to Argentina will experience a new and unique way of traveling…through authentic food!
If you have ever wanted to write a book, we say go for it! Set yourself a goal and commit to it.
Find the strength within and never give up.
Pushing through on the difficult writing days will take courage, but stay focused.
In the end, when you see your book on Amazon, or when people hold the book in their hands and tell you the difference your book has made, you will be so proud.
This is how we feel today! On your next trip, try traveling through food and be prepared for an explosion of flavors and a delicious experience.
Savor The Adventure!
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Rosemary is a writer and culinary explorer. Together with her partner, Claire, they created Authentic Food Quest to inspire people to travel deeper through authentic food. Through food, they believe, people can have more meaningful connections on their travels. Prior to creating Authentic Food Quest, Rosemary worked as a director of strategy in advertising for over 15 years. Take the quiz and find out your Food Traveler Profile.
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