Last summer I was asked to contribute material to a new book: Beyond the Plate.
I created a brand new recipe, submitted an old reader favorite (Italian almond ricotta cake- so good!), and answered a few Q’s and A’s about life in the kitchen.
The book features over 60 mouthwatering recipes and interesting stories from top food blogs around the world. I’m honored to be included. The foreword is by Saveur’s Editor-in-Chief, Adam Sachs who poses the relevant question: Is blogging dead?
No, my friends. It’s not. And this book proves otherwise: it will make you think, make you hungry, and most of all, it will leave you inspired. In fact, if you can imagine a massive potluck party bound together by paper and string this is it. You’ll love flipping through the pages wondering who’ll you’ll discover next!
My favorite section however, is at the very beginning. Our headshots are lined up in neat little squares like a culinary yearbook. If my photo had a caption underneath it would say, “Most likely to make something with chickpeas.”
Besides salivating over the recipes, you’ll get to learn more about the blogger’s themselves.
Phoebe Lapine says she would love to cook for Rafael Nadal. “So long as his mouth is full, it won’t matter if we have nothing to say to each other.”
Brook Bass from Chocolate + Marrow- who is currently sailing around the Caribbean with her husband on sailboat- can’t live without a tiny whisk which was a gift from her hair stylist.
This book certainly encompasses all things beyond the plate.
And guess what?!
I’m giving away a copy so you can experience the fun for yourself! One lucky winner will receive a beautiful hardcopy filled with journalistic-style photos and recipes, including this chickpea number with toasted sourdough.
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below: Why do you like to read food blogs? Is it for the recipes? The stories? Or both?
Contest will be open for 1 week. Good luck to all!