East Cobb resident Cristina Kisner has created a cookbook of over 130 delicious and nutritious recipes without gluten, dairy, or processed sugars, entitled Cristy’s Kitchen (published by William Morrow). Incredible recipes and stories inside the cookbook serve as inspiration for many, to cook and eat healthier. The cookbook will be posted on April 18, 2023.
Born and raised in Peru, Cristy is also the owner and creative culinary visionary of Cristy’s Kitchen, a Gluten-free and dairy-free organic cafe-bakery in Roswell, Georgia.
The in-person author open event and book signing will be held on April 22 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Cristy’s Kitchen (1066 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA).
Cristy’s and her family’s challenges have shaped her journey and are well represented throughout her cookbook. From an early age, her daughters had developed different health conditions from respiratory allergies, eczema, and also an autoimmune disease. Due to stress and financial problems in Peru, Cristy’s husband, Sebastian, had a heart attack. This taught Cristy how connected stress is to our health.
Cristy did not study to be a doctor or nutritionist or even a chef, but something inside of her told her that food was the solution. They switched to organic ingredients; she cut out gluten, dairy, and processed foods from her diet; and got every diagnosis under control.
In October 2019, after her company went bankrupt, and thanks to the help of family and friends, Cristy and Sebastian bought a small cafe bakery in Roswell and moved to America to start over. In December 2019, with great enthusiasm and hope, they opened the doors of the café, and shortly after the pandemic arrived. It was a very difficult time for them, working sixteen hours a day.
Then, in March 2021, Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York (HONY), became a regular customer and fell in love with the food at the cafe. He wrote about Cristy and her amazing story, and spon sored a fundraiser. His heartwarming story went viral and the donations that poured in helped the family stay afloat and keep the cafe open.
The post helped to connect Cristy with the pub lisher William Morrow/HarperCollins, who made her dream of writing a cookbook come true. In it she shares not only her recipes but also her story and the lessons she learned in the kitchen and in life.
Now, she is also able to share her healthy life style and delicious food with a larger community in Georgia as well as nationally, with her baking mixes and frozen food shipping across much of the country.
Visit online: www.cristyskitchenga.com or via Instagram at @cristyskitchenga.