Kalamata's Kitchen
Kalamata's Kitchen
Kalamata's Kitchen
Kalamata's Kitchen
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Kalamata's Kitchen

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This is a magical children's book by Sarah Thomas & Derek Wallace with wonderful illustrations by Jo Kosmides Edwards. 

Kalamata and her alligator friend Al Dente, embark on delicious imaginary travels.

Tomorrow is Kalamata's first day at a new school, and she's nervous! What if the kids aren't friendly? Or worse, what if they don't like alligators!? If only Kalamata and Al Dente could go to back to the Indian spice market they visited this summer, then maybe she'd remember how to feel brave when new experiences seem scary.

Luckily for Kalamata, all the magic required for her journey is right in her own kitchen! As Kalamata and her alligator friend, Al Dente, transport themselves to a magical land filled with tasty ingredients, she realizes being brave is exciting! And most importantly, she learns that when we're nervous about trying new things, food can comfort us and remind us to stay curious, courageous, and compassionate.

About the Creator

The child of South Indian immigrants and a self-described book nerd, Sarah Thomas considers herself a student and "try-things-twicer" wherever she goes. It’s an approach that serves her well as the co-founder and Chief Imaginator for Kalamata’s Kitchen. After ten years in the restaurant industry, including six as a sommelier at 3-star Michelin restaurant Le Bernardin, her goal is to bring Kalamata to kids and families all over the world.

Kalamata's Kitchen is paving a new path as a kid’s food adventure brand, inspiring a more curious, courageous, and compassionate generation of eaters. Kalamata’s Kitchen is becoming a global franchise centered around Kalamata, a little girl with South Indian roots, and her stuffed alligator pal Al Dente

The brand has inked partnerships with Imagine Kids+Family to create an animated series and Penguin Random House to produce a new book series. She sees her bold heroine as a chance to break down barriers, helping kids learn about cultures through adventures with food.

Follow Sarah on Instagram: @ess_thomas
Follow Kalamata's Kitchen on Instagram: @kalamataskitchen