Wednesday, February 07, 2007

News, news and more news

Since I've returned home a number of exciting things have happened that I want to share.

1. I am a published author! The latest in the line of WinePassports from SmartsCo has been released, it's WinePassport: Portugal and I wrote it. It was a really cool project to work on and I learned a lot about the wonderful wines of Portugal. The guide features a pop-out map of Portugal's wine regions, an overview of up-and-coming regions with great values, and easy-to-use charts to interpret what's in that bottle. You can purchase a copy on Amazon or directly from SmartsCo.

2. Cooking Pleasures magazine, a publication of the Cooking Club or America published my tip and it was chosen Tip of the Month! What was it? I suggested using a Chinese soup spoon to pour batter onto the griddle when making pancakes. The flat bottom of the spoon prevents drips and allows you to shape the pancake if necessary.

3. Today the Sacramento Bee featured this site in their Cooking on the Web section. They even called my site "beautiful". Go ahead, make my day! A big welcome to all Sacbee readers.

What else is in store? A couple of things, actually. I've written the introduction to a reprint of Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book. The American edition will be available in April. I am also working on some more recipe development. When the recipes are available I will let you know more.

Thanks everyone for your continued reading and support!

Over at Bay Area Bites is a head's up on how you can shop for goodies from the Fancy Food Show.