A Cooking, Casual Conversation, and Book Signing Experience at the Lynhall

Join Us! For a fun cooking, casual conversation, and book signing experience at the Linney Studio in the Lynhall in Minneapolis.


Stephanie March, Senior Editor, Food & Dining, Mpls. St.Paul Magazine
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Author of Amalia’s Mesoamerican Table: Ancient Traditions with Gourmet Infusions
Welcome remarks by Anne Spaeth, owner of the Lynhall
During this interactive presentation, Amalia will share her book journey, food culture, practical techniques, shopping tips, and much more, while she demonstrates her favorite recipes.

The ticket price includes a welcome glass of cava, a signed book, and gourmet appetizers from Amalia’s book. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.

A cash bar will be available. Street and surface lot parking.

So grateful for our sponsors:

The Lynhall: The Linney Studio is a state-of-the-art kitchen studio in the Lynhall, an easygoing eatery serving light fare & cocktails in rustic-chic surroundings with outdoor seating.

US Foods®: one of America’s leading food distributors servicing restaurants, the healthcare industry, and more, with locations throughout the United States.

Spread the news. Please feel free to share this invitation with your foodie friends. Everyone is welcome. REGISTER NOW AS SEATING IS LIMITED! RSVP by Nov 9.


A dazzling new international cookbook with 130+ recipes from the bestselling author of the award-winning book, Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen.

“This book oozes tradition and authenticity with updated twists.”

—Chef Gale Gand, author, teacher, TV personality

In the highly anticipated sequel to her first Central American cookbook, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard goes beyond borders to explore modern takes on ancient Latin American recipes.

Mesoamerica—or Middle America—has a rich history dating back to the Olmec, Maya and Aztec empires, and early Central American peoples with culinary traditions that are still alive today.

After years of travel and kitchen camaraderie with indigenous cooks proudly safeguarding their traditions, Amalia has created 130+ variations on time-honored dishes.

Inside the book, find:

• many recipes that are naturally vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free

• vivid, full-color photography for every dish

• comfort food with a gourmet twist from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama

• tips and tricks to make the recipes practical, approachable, and easily prepared

With her signature gourmet take on ancient culinary traditions, Amalia’s recipes will lead home cooks and trained chefs alike on a journey through Mesoamerica without ever leaving the kitchen.

“A comprehensive collection of recipes, history, traditions, lore, plus new interpretations of beloved dishes. This is a book to be used and savored.”

—Beth Dooley, James Beard Award–winning food writer

“Way beyond corn tortillas and hot peppers. The depth of flavors and colors make me want to go straight to the kitchen and start cooking.”

—Beatrice Ojakangas, James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame author

“[Amalia] wraps important issues like sustainability, biodiversity, regenerative agriculture, and native food culture restoration into one delicious form.”

—Michel Nischan, author of Sustainably Delicious and four-time James Beard Award–winning chef

“A delicious piece of history about a beautiful part of the world.”

—Sue Zelickson, James Beard Award winner

If you are unable to make it to this event, for a limited time, you can buy the book at a special price now!


Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a bilingual chef entrepreneur born and raised in Guatemala and author of the nine-time award-winning, bestselling book Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen: Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair. Amalia helps individuals and organizations of all sizes develop a broader understanding and appreciation of Latin cultural nuances using traditional, healthy gourmet cuisine as a platform for keynote speaking, representing brands, consulting, and teaching. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu with a master’s in international business, a prior corporate career, and travels in all 7 continents, Amalia also is cofounder and chief board advisor of Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota. Her community work includes board service, philanthropy, media-driven food and culture education, and empowering and mentoring women. She was recently named Latino Entrepreneur of the Year by the Latino Chamber of Commerce-Minnesota, Woman in Business Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration-Minnesota District Office, and received the Catalyst and Advocate Awards by Women Venture and NAWBO-National Association of Women Business Owners-Minnesota, respectively, among other accolades.

Visit www.AmaliaLLC.com.


Nov 11 2021


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm




The Lynhall
2640 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408