If you are one of my 16 very loyal readers, I feel that I owe you an explanation about my absence over the past few months. To cut to the chase: I wrote a book.
Lucie's Kitchen -- or The Book, as it's referred to in my house with varying degrees of affection and angst -- is chock full of recipes from Lucie's collection intertwined with her story. I tried to just make this a little thing I did for my family, however, certain friends of mind have pushed encouraged me to get the word out.
Apparently when you write a book you have to tell people about it and let them read it, which is more terrifying to me than writing a 164 page book. You can watch my agony right here-- I will post pre-ordering info right here in the very near future.
In the meantime, thank you for reading my words. It is so surprising and humbling to hear that you enjoy the words that make their way from my head to the screen. I hope you'll enjoy this book even more, all 100+ recipes and the story of a woman who I've never met, but learned so much from.
Oh, and please share with the world and increase my terror if you are so inclined.
The moment I got my hands on a copy of Remedy Quarterly I fell in love with the storytelling around food and community that is loaded into every issue. Plus, the artwork and photography are gorgeous. It's a short story collection that makes you want to curl up with and savor every word.
And today I'm head-over-heels excited because, as you may have read in an earlier post, I'm honored to be included as a contributing writer in the latest Issue 16: Change. To celebrate, I'm giving away a copy (a $14.50 value) to my readers as a thank you for all of your encouragement. Your comments always buoy me, and hearing that you've tried cooking up something in the kitchen is even better. Love you all!
You may enter every day, so don't forget to come back tomorrow! Contest ends on November 26 at midnight.
If you aren't a lucky winner (or if you want to, you know, buy several copies), you can purchase your very own Remedy Quarterly here.