I Should Be Writing a Cookbook





Since signing the deal to write a cookbook, there are about one thousand other things I’m doing instead of actually writing a cookbook.

Help me, Rhonda.

If you’re my editor, there’s a little “x” in the top of this browser that you should click right about now, okay?

Instead of writing a cookbook, I’m doing things like:

  1. Watching the sun rise with a cup of coffee.
  2. Lunching at my favorite Cambridge cafe, Tatte Bakery.
  3. Scouring a friend’s prop closet for that cookbook that I’m not (yet) writing.
  4. Getting caught in snow storms with my photographer (no photographing yet either).
  5. Indulging in seafood-filled dinners – thank you Row34.
  6. Tidying up my Food Gift Love pantry for the Boston Herald.
  7. Making tea bags for my new friends-to-be at Alt Summit and making my first visit to Salt Lake City.
  8. Creating fabric stamps for that cookbook that I better go write now…

We’ll be doing a call-out for recipe testers soon, or as soon as I get all those recipes finalized! More soon… xox

Photos taken and styled by Maggie Battista.

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  • christine tobin

    I totally volunteer to help out with testing :) My fav.

    • http://foodgiftlove.com Maggie

      Thank you so much, Christine! I’d love love love the help. :) xox

  • KF

    I know a former chef (my sister) who would be glad to help with testing.

    • http://foodgiftlove.com Maggie

      Oh merci Kim! I would love more help. I’ll have my people get in touch with your people. aka, I’ll email you! xox :)

  • Angela Brown

    Congrats on your cookbook deal! That’s so exciting, though I imagine that I too would find myself procrastinating quite a bit!

    • http://foodgiftlove.com Maggie

      I flew all the way to Salt Lake City to avoid it all – but I can’t wait to get back and do it. Thanks for the kind words, Angela! xox

  • Carol Cook

    have a blast here (SLC) at the alt summit…. if I weren’t occupied with sundance filmfest this week, I’d be making my way to the fancy hotel to meet you in person!!! Have a wonderful visit to SLC!!

    • http://foodgiftlove.com Maggie

      Oh it would be so lovely to meet you but Sundance is a big deal – have a wonderful time. Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it :)

  • elita w.

    I missed a chance to say hello at Alt! (Didn’t want to interrupt your ongoing convos.) Hope you had great time. I did!