Monthly Archives: February 2014

Community Support and March Events!

I recently got some love from a beautiful blog Third Story(ies) on Valentine’s Day. It’s a colorful blog about a lovely house and gorgeous food, so glad the book is in the hands of another inspired cook!

And we are proud to be #3 on the blogroll of the super inspiring blog, I Run in the Rain! It chronicles a woman’s journey from an unhealthy weight to a new life of health, it is exciting and heartfelt.

There are a few events in the works for March, and not just your run-of-the-mill signings either!:

Matt and I will be giving a talk at the Schlafly Branch St. Louis Public Library on March 13th at 7pm as part of their month long celebration of Food!! We will be signing books too, but also talking about the book, shopping, and food.

I am also proud to say that we will have a table at the open reception of the ACF Regional Conference in St. Louis. Very excited to share the book with professionals!

Stay warm and I will see you soon, St. Louis!!

 

Moving Forward

The success of St. Louis’ Shop Like A Chef have got us all so excited about bringing it to other cities. I am in talks with a co-author in Baltimore and have been doing all kinds of research in Seattle. We are even talking about apps!!!

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Looking Back to See Forward

It was my hope that SLAC would change the way people shop and think about food in St. Louis. There is so much depth and diversity of food in the metro area, some still undiscovered. Every time you step into a small store, you are helping a small business thrive and connect. This micro-economy (also known as Slow Money) and connection with each other makes St. Louis an amazing community.

Go into Paul’s Market in North County and ask the butcher behind the counter about the best cut for pot roast, maybe you’ll get his mom’s secret recipe. Go into Seema Enterprises on Page and ask the man behind the counter how he likes to cook the mystery vegetable that you pick up. This is how we gain knowledge as a community, how we share stories, how we feel good about the food we eat.

Good food is not just about “organic” apples or “local” squash, it’s about how the food got there and then what we do with it. It’s about the how the shopping and cooking experience makes the food just as good as the ingredients. A meal imbued with good juju.

I have heard from lots of people that they find the book a great resource, but I hope they are also finding it adds experiences, stories, and wisdom that will last a lifetime.

 

In the News

We had this lovely write up in the Ladue News in December. Including a recipe from the book and suggestions of where to buy your ingredients!

Check it out here:

Green Gourmet

Also we made it onto the Post Dispatch Gift List!

See the list here:

The Gift List