All posts by Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Escritor. Consultor. Historiador. Cocinero tradicional Dominicano. (Writer. Consultant. Historian. Dominican traditional food cook)


Arturo Feliz-Camilo
Arturo Feliz-Camilo 

Arturo Féliz-Camilo started to write very early. His first writings were essays for school contests. He won “Listín Diario’s Finish the story” contest from Listín Diario publishing house (Dominican Republic’s most important newspaper) as well as two other writing contests. One from his own school (Academia Militar del Caribe, AMC) and one sponsored by the State owned power generating company (CDE).

He is today the most prolific and successful Dominican food writer, consistently ranking among “Amazon’s” bestsellers. (

His recipes can be found at his websites as well ( y

Arturo Féliz-Camilo is considered one of the pioneers of self-publishing in the Dominican Republic. His books are published through Amazon’s Kindle (digital) and Amazon’s Createspace (printed)

According to Nielsen Bookscan his books sell daily all over the United States of America. His books can also be found in the main libraries in the US, including Barnes & Noble. 

His “Diccionario Culinario Dominicano” was awarded Best Culinary Literature book of 2014 by Gourmand Cookbook Awards.

Some of his works include: 

  1. “Historia, cuentos, leyendas y fábulas de familia”. April, 2012. 
  2. “Las recetas de Mamá Pura”.   April 2012. 
  3. El árbol de la felicidad y otros cuentos velados” August 2012.
  4. “The lost garden and other veiled tales“. November 2012.
  5.  “Mama Pura’s recipes” May 2013.
  6. The best of Dominican desserts” May 2013. 
  7. Los mejores postres dominicanos” May 2013. 
  8. The Dominican cooking lexicon” May 2013.
  9. Diccionario Culinario Dominicano” May 2013.
  10. Catolicismo Evangélico” June 2013.
  11. Las falsas denominaciones cristianas” June 2013. 
  12. El protocolo de la Miel y la frontera dominico-haitiana” May 2013. 
  13. El sazón de la cocina dominicana. September 2013.
  14. Dominican Spice. October 2013.
  15. “Las recetas de Mamá Pura. Edición Especial”. January 2014. 




Arturo Féliz-Camilo
Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Cooking has been one of Arturo’s passions and through cooking he has found a connection to the tradition and history found in many of his books and short tales. 

In November, 2001, he founded initially as a way to keep Mamá Pura’s (his grandmother) tradition and recipes alive but it quickly became an online sensation and today it’s published also in English. The English edition is “”

His cookbooks may be found at Amazon.

From a cook apprentice side-by-side with his mother and grandmother, both Dominican traditional mastercooks, to researching and finding his own style, to food writing to being the most prolific and successful food writer in Dominican Republic’s History has certainly been a ride. 

Arturo remains humble and true to his origins, attends restaurant’s  invitations, answers fan mails personally, cooks at events and frequently  halts his day to chat with people at markets about food and recipes.

Nielsen Bookscan registers daily sales of his books all over the United States from the most prestigious libraries, including Amazon Kindle and  Barnes & Noble.

His “Diccionario Culinario Dominicano” was awarded Best Culinary Literature book of 2014 for Dominican Republic by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. 

You may find some of the recipes in the exclusive youtube channel, where you may also subscribe:



Chef Arturo Feliz-Camilo
Arturo Feliz-Camilo

Arturo Féliz-Camilo is currently Dominican Republic’s hottest and most popular food writer.

He has nine (9) published food and cooking books and is currently working on some ten (10) additional projects. 

To visit his Amazon page just click on the image above.



Pollo guisado dominicano
Dominican stewed chicken by Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Arturo Féliz-Camilo has been into photography for a long time. His recipes always carry the signature of his own images. A common sight in Santo Domingo city is one of Arturo’s images on a restaurant’s billboard or newspaper and magazine ads.

His food photos has also raised interest from national and international publishing houses, among them NBC LatinoListín Diario and Fodor’s Travel Guide.

You may visit his photography site @

Arturo Féliz-Camilo


Arturo has studying Catholic apologetics (Seminario Pontificio Santo Tomas de Aquino, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana) and published two books. You may find them at (click on the books)

 “Catolicismo Evangélico”

Las falsas denominaciones cristianas.

 “Las falsas denominaciones”

You may read his articles in his apologetics blog @:

Doctrina Católica


Politics and Law

Arturo has written on political topics and his articles may be read at Amazon (published compilation of articles) and his blog “Política en sociedad” (He’s on a sabbatical on political topics due to personal reasons)