¡dpm! does is the work of Clara Inés Schuhmacher. It originally began as an outlet for tinkerings around empanadas ¡dpm!, an artisanal empanada co which she and Dan Edinberg ran from 2009-2012.


Clara is an artist, writer and multimedia producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Italy to Argentine parents, and owes much of her love of food to this happy coincidence. She first learned to cook sitting on a stool in her abuela’s kitchen on Calle Tejeda in Córdoba, Argentina, and from there it was a short step to writing, curating and hosting esoteric dinner parties. Her writing appears in Serious Eats, Organic Gardening and The Huffington Post. By day, she is the Director of Marketing and Events for the DUMBO Improvement Districtwhere she develops creative programs in the neighborhood’s public spaces with and for the benefit of its residents, businesses and cultural organizations–and makes time-based art with her collective vvitalny.

Say hello on email, twitter and instagram.

See the ¡dpm! gallery on foodgawker and tastespotting.

For your amusement, a little original tune…about our empanadas:

And here we are, as empanadas ¡dpm!, chatting with Mo Rocca on The Cooking Channel’s food(ography) back in 2010!