This post is dense. So many links but all for good reason. Before we scroll down for a hearty dose of self promotion, I need to say thank you. Because you read this blog, or because you come to look at the pretty pictures, we have been given the opportunity to create cookbooks. Two of them! I appreciate that I have this space and that you visit it and perhaps own our first cookbook and even use it. That is so incredibly strange and flattering for me. Our second cookbook, Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon, will be available March 31st and I would be so excited if you would preorder it on Amazon, B&N, IndieBound, Google Books, or iBooks. I'm anxious that it will finally be "out there" but ready for all that comes with that chapter as well. I started the manuscript well before I was even pregnant so it seems this has been a part of me, our life, for some time now. Much like a band who puts out a second record, it is tough to create something when there is an expectation. In design and style Bowl+Spoon mimics the first book and this blog, but like I mentioned a few posts back, there is something that feels more casual, more everyday, about this one. I like that. It feels so true to what is happening at our table.
Included here is a promo video shot by our talented friend Phillip Lopez. It's a peek into our home combined with a decent amount of unscripted (clearly) babbling on my own part. Also, Ten Speed Press created a little excerpt so I could share a few of the recipes in the book with you. It makes it all feel so real! Lastly, I'm including a few dates we have events set up. If you live in these areas, please please come! If anything, it'll be worth the trip to see how excessively I talk with my hands when I'm nervous. Kind of like a mime show. These events will be updated on our BOOK tab as new things come up. We are trying to rally something together on the east coast and perhaps a local pop-up dinner but stay tuned. I'll mention things on social media as well if you're into that sort of thing. Really truly I hope to meet some of you.
Thursday April 2nd 4:30-6:30pm
The Ecology Center, San Juan Capistrano CA
Launch party! Books available for purchase. I am partnering with New Belgium Brewery, Seven Daughters Wine, and our local Whole Foods to celebrate with a few bites and a beverage. If you live nearby, come say hi, give hugs and buy a book. It's an awesome space doing great things.
Monday April 13th 6:30-8pm
Book Larder, Seattle WA
Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt and I will have a little chat about the book and talk bowls, inspiration, work and such. Would love for you to join. This event is $5 or free with purchase of a cookbook. There will be snacks!
Tuesday April 14th 6:00pm
Omnivore Books, San Francisco, CA
Thursday June 4th Time TBD
Laguna Beach Books, Laguna Beach, CA