1. The whole enchilada.

    For the last few years, Marcella Kriebel has been cooking and coloring. Specifically, she’s been creating elaborate, watercolor illustrations of recipes collected while traveling through Central and South America. She’s got Ecuadorian-style Shrimp Ceviche, a classic Arroz Con Pollo, tamales, empanadas, a lot of different salsas, and even technical tips like “The Best Way to Cut an Onion.”

    These recipes are about much more than nourishment. For Kriebel, they’re a method of memory keeping — each reminds her of a very specific place, time, and experience. Now, ready to share these special moments with the world, she’s collecting them into a simple cookbook, titled Comida Latina. Each page is a hodgepodge of brilliantly colored vegetables and handwritten instructions, which — sniff — kinda reminds us of cooking with Mom.

  2. A Sandwich A Day: Chipotle Braised Cochinita Torta at Comodo. Only a few months old, the Kickstarter-funded joint Comodo is already making Must Eat lists. Above, their Chipotle Braised Cochinita torta — a slow roasted pork sandwich loaded with mayo, avocado, and tomato — pops up on Serious Eats, and subsequently has us all scrambling to reschedule our lunch plans. Comodo, here we come!

    A Sandwich A Day: Chipotle Braised Cochinita Torta at Comodo. Only a few months old, the Kickstarter-funded joint Comodo is already making Must Eat lists. Above, their Chipotle Braised Cochinita torta — a slow roasted pork sandwich loaded with mayo, avocado, and tomato — pops up on Serious Eats, and subsequently has us all scrambling to reschedule our lunch plans. Comodo, here we come!

  3. This. Does it honestly get much better than this?

    Cheese & Crack is a Portland, OR based food cart that let’s customers create custom cheese and charcuterie boxes. They’re making the crackers from scratch and sourcing everything else locally, plus there’s scratch-and-sniff aromatic herbs attached to each completed box in order to ensure your full sensory enjoyment.