Earth Medicines: Ancestral Wisdom, Healing Recipes, and Wellness Rituals from a Curandera


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Roost Books
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7.7 X 9.6 X 1.2 inches | 1.95 pounds

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About the Author

FELICIA COCOTZIN RUIZ (Tewa/Xicana) is a curandera and Indigenous foods activist whose work is deeply rooted in the healing properties of sacred plants. Sharing the Medicine of the People, Felicia weaves together stories of Indigenous wisdom with the intention of her dishes, applying "Culinary Medicine," as named by one of her Maestras.

Curanderas are traditional healers, who carry knowledge of foods, herbs, and other cultural remedies working with the body, mind, and spirit. Curanderismo has been practiced throughout the Americas for over five hundred years, with each healer offering a unique skillset applying their natural gifts, training, or cultural practices. With permission from her elders, Felicia shares her work with others through private consultations, workshops, and ceremony.


"Felicia's whole being and personal energy radiates healing. I am so excited that now so many others will be able to share in her wisdom and grace."--Padma Lakshmi, Host/Executive Producer of Hulu's Taste the Nation and Bravo's Top Chef

"Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz has distilled twenty-three years of wisdom-gathering in one gorgeous book, making traditional, culinary healing accessible and inspiring for readers."--Dana Cowin, founder of Giving Broadly and former editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine

"An exemplary guide to healing our bodies and our families through beautiful rituals and dishes! A gift to us all shared by Felicia, passed down from her indigenous lineage."--Beatrice Valenzuela

"[Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz] is a role model for the ages, and I am so excited for her opportunity to share her wisdom, recipes, and healing spirit, all in such a beautiful book."--Sean Sherman, CEO and founder of The Sioux Chef and

"Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz reminds us that we're all merely parts of a much bigger whole, and everything around us has so much to teach us."--Julia Turshen, bestselling author of Simply Julia, host of Keep Calm & Cook On, and founder of Equity at the Table