Remember when Dave and I went to Prague in November for the release of the Czech version of Well Fed — a.k.a., Dobře živeni? The book has...Read More
The Well Fed Cover
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat
I also shared some photos. Let’s take a look at them again, just for fun. (Click the images if you’re hungry for the expanded view.)
In case you’re just joining our party… my upcoming cookbook Well Fed is packed with recipes for food you can eat every day, along with easy tips to make sure it takes as little time as possible to get you from “What the *$&^@ am I going to eat?” to stuffing paleo food into your well-deserving mouth. All of the recipes – made with no grains, legumes, soy, sugar, dairy, or alcohol – were created so you can enjoy your food every time you eat. Calorie-dense ingredients like dried fruit and nuts show up as flavoring, instead of primary ingredients, and there’s a balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats, so you don’t have to worry about that stuff – you can just eat.
OK! That’s the cookbook spiel. On to the latest news!
A lot has happened in the last month. Dave finished the primary photography for all of the recipes, and I wrapped up the writing. All that remains is to slog through the final edits on the photos and to incorporate the feedback from my copy editors. Tonight (TONIGHT!), we’re burning all of the content onto DVDs and handing it off to our fabulous designer Kathleen Shannon.
And speaking of Kathleen, she finished the cover for Well Fed. Feast your eyes!
In other exciting news, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig of Whole9 agreed to write the foreword to the book, and last week, they shared their draft with me. As expected, it’s incredibly well written and includes plenty of their trademark sass. Unexpectedly, however, it made my eyes well up with tears. Such lovely words — I can’t wait for all of you to read it!
My mom has also been busy digging through boxes of old photos to add to the pages of Well Fed. Prepare yourself for a photo of 3-year-old me in our ’60s-era pink-and-gray kitchen, pics of my mom accepting her prize in the Pottsville Republican cooking contest, a shot of my 18-year-old dad at his job as a cook at a resort in the Poconos, and my Sitti, being Sitti.
It looks like our release date will be sometime during the first 10 days of December, so throughout October and November, I’ll have more news to share, as well as excerpts from the book, photo outtakes, stories about the amazing people who joined the Well Fed team to make it happen, and fun giveaways. But first, we have to finish the book… then we’re going to Prague. For a month. For real.
For now, I hope you like the cover and know that although I’m not posting as much as we’re all used to, I’m thinking about you with every word of the manuscript that I type. I can’t wait to get these recipes and stories into your hands.