Saltie has birthed a baby! Our cookbook, written by the wildly talented Caroline Fidanza , is now available on Amazon (for pre-order. the actual release date is October 2012.)
It feels surreal to write this. I’ve been caught off guard! I meant to write a letter of sorts. To explain where we’ve been for the past year. But the baby has arrived. Prematurely. I mean we just sent in our bios the other day! Can’t anything wait these days? Anyway, Caroline’s mother, Anne, informed C that our book is out and C in turn, informed Rebecca and I.
Anne is in the book. As are many of Caroline’s (and Saltie’s ) friends and families. It’s beautifully written, with gorgeous photography and thrilling illustrations! Oh, and not to mention THE RECIPES! Yes, even the focaccia recipe is there.
The truth is I’m proud of this book. Actually I’m more proud of the making of this book, since I can’t actually say I’m proud of this book until I actually see it. I do know the stories, and Caroline captured them all so well that I hear her voice when I read it. To me, she was an inspiration, juggling work at Saltie and writing with Libran balance.
She opened up the process to Rebecca, Anna and I. We had discussions and readings and looked at our images and played with design ideas and ate memorable meals together. Our friends and local community even got involved, allowing their pictures to be taken. At Saltie, we dutifully measured as we cooked, had meetings and read and reread. Rebecca it turns out is gifted with English! Anna Dunn, of course, is no surprise. I made some nice drawings, and we got the best photographers! Gentl and Hyers made photography fun! We had such a blast working with them. They captured our food and our community in a beautiful way.
So anyway, there’s one thing crossed off the list of What’s Been Happening in the past year.
Until next time, Elizabeth
p.s. if you buy the Saltie Book now, you get a huge discount!