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The very last weeks before the cookbook finally hits the shelves are my favorite. The work is done, no more pondering over whether you should change this or that…
It is one of my favorite recipes from my new cookbook Sweets- if you need to impress or win people over with a sweet treat, these tarteletts are a sure bet.
So it’s official. My third cookbook SWEETS is in stores now (so far only in German, sorry for teasing non-German speaking readers, please bear with me) and while I couldn’t be any happier about just that, today started with a BANG! But wait.
I know, I know, it’s a tease and a bit unfair to show you a preview of our upcoming book in light of the fact that it’ll be only published and available in German language, for now…
Writing a cookbook sometimes feels like living in a parallel universe, my usual daily routine got reduces to what looked like planet earth from outer space. Luckily, there is light at the end of the tunnel…
One of her salads especially won me over, not only because it is so damn simple, but it convinced me to enjoy raw celery for the very first time.
Schoppala, what? Even many Germans will shake their head, because they don’t have the slightest clue what the name refers to. It is a regional name for traditional finger-shaped noodles made from potato dough, more commonly known by Fingernudeln or Schupfnudeln.
These days I especially have a wish for one little skill: a very readable, pleasing to the eye and charming handwriting. Whenever somebody asks me to sign a copy of my book I’m a bit hesitant, because I know my handwriting just too well, and it is about as far from pretty as it can get.
It took me a second to realize that the person downstairs was referring to the actual floor we live on and his next sentence made me forget all the annoyance and made my heart jump for joy: “I’m delivering a parcel from Gräfe und Unzer.” Could this be the delivery of the first bound copies of my book? It indeed was. ***sigh of utter felicity***
In case you thought ice cream desserts were only for those who own an ice cream maker – not true at all. Parfait is dead easy to prepare and will wow your guests, a perfect choice for every cozy summer evening.
When they told me last week, that what I was about to experience would be similar to delivering a baby, I laughed out loud, wholeheartedly. Fact is, I had no idea of any of that, and who knew, that they would be right?
From now on I am much, much, much more understanding, when it comes to typos.
Yes I’m still alive, thank you for asking. The reason for the sudden quietness around here were my fantastic skills to coordinate the last deadlines for my book with a rather spontaneously arranged trip to Paris.
Take a big bowl of your personal style and ideas, throw in a few cups of knowledge from the publishing pros and add a pinch of common sense… sounds simple enough?
If somebody would have told me, that the spontaneous idea of setting up a food blog back in 2005 would change my life in so many ways, I would have laughed it off and called him or her nuts. Heck, I didn’t even know, if I’d still be blogging after a few months. But to my own surprise …