When we were in Barcelona while shooting #forestfeastmediterranean, we visited the inspiring pottery studio of @caracaraorange . I picked up some of her pottery, including this plate, to use in the book and just love it so much! These are the Stuffed Cherry Peppers with goat cheese, lemon zest and chive— perfect for happy hour!
For my next California cookbook (out 2021) I am looking for a California-based potter to collaborate with. If anyone has recommendations, I’d love it!
Thank you to everyone who has been posting and sharing pics of your copies of the new book as they arrive on your doorsteps— makes me so so so happy to see!!
TODAY is the day!! The Forest Feast Mediterranean is now officially out!
What keeps me going is seeing people cook and enjoy healthy food together from my books. The more vegetarian dishes we eat, the better it is for our health and our planet and my goal is to make that colorful, fun, approachable and easy. Travel is a luxury but if you have the opportunity- take it! I was so inspired by the people and culinary traditions we learned about while traveling to create this book, and can’t wait to see you try the recipes.
Thank you so so much to everyone who preordered this book. It’s so fun to see you post photos as it arrives today! (Tag me so I can see!) and if you like it, please consider writing a review on Amazon...helps a lot.
So many people helped me bring this book to life. Thank you @jackproz for thinking 3 months on the road with a baby and a toddler was no big deal, for booking all our travel and for your endless support— this is your book, too. Thank you to my agent @alisonfargis for being my guiding light and to my editor @ldozier for always making my work better! Thank you @porghardt for all the beautiful photos you took! Thank you @abramsbooks for giving me so much creative freedom— feels surreal to say, but our FOURTH book baby is here! 🎉
Photo by @natalieschrik for @drewaltizerphotography at the @_filoli gala last weekend.
This is one of my favorite salads in my book that comes out TOMORROW!! Shaved Snap Pea Salad with dates, Parmesan, pine nuts, mint & other goodies. Thanks @mindbodygreen for sharing it today in a story on how to host a Mediterranean dinner party— along with 2 other recipes from #forestfeastmediterranean 🌿 (link in stories and at mindbodygreen.com)
TODAY IN SF! Come by Omnivore Books where I’ll be doing my first book signing for #forestfeastmediterranean from 3-4pm (Saturday 9/14). The book doesn’t actually come out until next week but they’ll have early copies. Hope to see you there!
(PS— this pic is from my signing there in 2014 for my first book when I was pregnant with Ezra. Giant kindergartener Ezra will be there today, and Max too. Kids welcome!)
I think some of our friends thought we were crazy to travel for 3 months through Europe with a toddler and a baby while shooting #ForestFeastMediterranean— and for sure we had our moments, but overall it was fun and so worth it!
It does change the way you travel, and can be tough when the kids need to get home for a nap and I want to stop every 5 minutes to take a photo. Some days we had to do a nap on the go. Here’s the photo of Lisbon that’s published in the book. Swipe for the #behindthescenes shot of me taking that photo, with a large sleeping baby strapped to my chest :) (Thanks to our friend @booksandbourbon for the pic!!)
A new little recipe video on my YouTube channel: Melon with Tajin & Mint. This is the thing to make when people are coming over in 5 minutes and you haven’t cleaned the living room up yet 🙋🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️! So so easy, tasty, colorful and festive...only 3 ingredients. This is great with all that sweet late-summer melon at the markets now. Cheers! Subscribe at YouTube.com/theforestfeastcooks
Thanks @mothermag for featuring this crudités recipe today (and several others) from #forestfeastmediterranean... plus a little interview about our family’s 3-month trip around the Mediterranean. Link in stories & at mothermag.com !
#forestfeastmediterranean comes out a week from today!!!
We visited our friend’s farm today after school and brought home lots of goodies! The boys picked all the cherry tomatoes (and Max ate half of them on the way home). We are having a book event and cooking workshop with kids at the farm this weekend for #forestfeastmediterranean (which comes out next week!!!) and will be picking tomatoes & apples to cook with, so we were scouting what other ingredients will be ready to pick as well.
Having grown up on an apple orchard, there is NOTHING like the flavor of a golden delicious right off the tree. 💥🍏 Takes me right back.