Over the past year I have been working on a very special project. I have written my first cook book. After keeping it (mostly) under wraps for what feels like the longest time, I am over joyed to be able to share this news at last.
The book is finally nearly finished and soon to go to print. I had no idea that this journey, which had many bumps in the road, could have been so all consuming and all encompassing as its been. The fact that I chose to do most of the production slap bang in the middle of my busy food styling season and in the middle of a very hot summer did not make it any easier.
And yes I did all the production on it myself from concept to recipes, to the styling and photography. If you followed me on Twitter from October to March you would have heard me groaning under the weight of the pressure of it all. But unlike the journey of writing a food blog, which is often very lonely, the making of my book has been the opposite.
I have undertaken to publish it myself in collaboration with publishing consultants Schreiber Media and pulled in a fabulous small team of people to help.
I have received so much guidance along the way from various corners, from people I know and people I have never met, and for which I am am extremely grateful. The book is in essence an extension of Drizzle and Dip and consists of a collection of some of my favourite recipes from my site as well as new ones. I cant wait to take Drizzle and Dip into a new arena and onto paper.
My book is being marketed and distributed by Jacana Media and will be launched in July 2012.
So I look back on another summer on Drizzle and Dip and feel totally blessed to have had so many exciting food adventures. I look forward to everything that this winter holds.
Thank you for sharing this with me.