How's it going? My name is Jeremie Serrano and I am the creator and founder behind (and in front of) La Comida de Jeremie. Whether this is your first time meeting me or you've been following me for a while–it was time for a reintroduction to the world and to my new and improved website. Recently I rediscovered my love for illustrating and decided to combine that with my passion for cooking plant-based food... little did I know that posting one of my illustrations would blow up and introduce me to so many new people. I created this platform to not only teach what I know, but to also highlight those that aren't represented in media, food, arts, and any other place that underrepresented folks are not invited to the table. I decided to make that table for us, so here we are.
When my illustration of my sázon recipe went viral the response from the community was so huge and surprisingly positive, I knew that what I was doing wasn't something that I could just give up on. I realized that I was helping thousands and thousands of people. A community of people that were calling out for justice and a way to replace something we all grew up on. Whether it's through an illustration for a cause, a recipe to veganize something from our 'meat-heavy' childhood, or speaking up about injustices, I knew that the community needed me and that I had to keep going. So it was time for a new chapter. An even better chapter!
Some have said that I should just stick to cooking food. That not everything should be political. Why do I have to do so many things at once? Or why not just perfect one thing at a time... I say f*ck that! People can be good at many things and can have the ability to question things. I am people and I am great at many things. So no, I refuse to settle and will always challenge the status quo. For me, everything is political and in question when the lives of BIPOC and other underrepresented communities are highly at risk. I refuse to allow what has been set before me to be the only rule: the end all, be all. I created this platform to support the community and bring awareness to the corrupt things we need to change to make this world a better place for us! Whether it's your job, legislations, income, food, processes, and everything else in-between–keep questioning it and speaking up until we are all treated equally. It's time we switch things up, and you better believe I'm going to continue doing it!
With this new phase in my brand, also comes a new and improved website with even better features! Here you can find new plant-based recipes to test out in your kitchen so that you can share with your loved ones, friends, or just for yourself; I see you, independent queen! My occasional rants and tools that I'd like to share with you, and if you'd like more exclusive posts soon you can sign up for my new subscription feature (for a small monthly fee) and you'll be on the VIP list to get secret recipes and other things I get up too. Along with written material, you can now find an art shop on my site where you can purchase art pieces and merch all homemade by from home studio in Memphis, TN. One centralized place for all of the fun things I want to share with you, don't miss out!
In life, there is one thing that is constant and that thing is change. Though my website is changing and my methods for creating content as well, one thing you can always count on is that I will continue to try and educate on things that I know, provide you with content for you to enjoy, and that my passion for my platform will continue. I am here to highlight the Latinx and LGBTQ+ culture, teach communities of color new ways to eat with delicious recipes to try, bring art for you to enjoy and get lost in, and be the connection to a more fulfilling life.