Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One Big Brag

I've been in print before. Mostly newspapers, though there was a book or two of collected linguistics essays that I contributed to when I was in grad school.
This is a real book. A real COOKBOOK. !!!!!!
I have no idea how or why I was selected to appear with 799 other cooks in Molly O'Neill's new tome, One Big Table, but there I am. I recall being grilled by a research assistant last year, but I didn't think it would go anywhere. (And how the heck did she find me?) Then Molly herself emailed, and we talked back and forth for a while. She's a solid reporter; not lazy. Friendly and wry, too. Yay, Molly. My new BFF.
AND. Speaking of yay, Molly, my name was mentioned in a blurb on the back cover, by Molly Wizenberg. (Blogger solidarity, I suspect. Or maybe because I'm friends with her aunt and uncle.) But yay, and thanks. My other new BFF.
Oh, by the way, my recipe is totally ridiculous, though I swear by it.
Jeez. Immortalized for ranch dressing.

26 comments:

fastgrowtheweeds.com said...

And you're so cute, too!

Sarah said...

Yay! I love this recipe. I first saw it on the Gluten Free Girl's blog and I make it all the time. And it's delicious every time. So, thanks.

cookiecrumb said...

Fast: Thanks, El! Don't I look like one of those shriveled apple dolls?

Sarah: How wonderful. Wow, merci. Shauna fancied up my recipe by using fresh herbs (which misses the point, but...). Also, Susan at Farm Girl Fare has featured my recipe. Both those bloggers are really famous, so maybe that's how I got found.

Kailyn said...

Oooo. Might just need to pick up a copy. But then I will have to have it autographed. Of course for right now I'm not allowed to buy more cookbooks. That should be all books but I have a soft spot for Meg Gardiner these days.

cookiecrumb said...

Kailyn: Hubz wanted me to buy copies for all my friends, but it's 'spensive!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Fun!

Zoomie said...

Well, BIG WOW! I'm tickled pink for you! I have wondered for year why you weren't one of the food porn stars and now you've begun!

Zia said...

Congrats to you! And it's not ridiculous... this is fab!

cookiecrumb said...

Denise: Funny!

Zoomie: Oh, I'm no porn star. I really don't get it, but how cool!

Zia: xxxxx!

Amy Sherman said...

Congrats! It's always nice to have your work appreciated. It never gets old.

cookiecrumb said...

Amy: Thanks. But... what "work"? :D (Oh, I am modest.)

bewitchingkitchen.com said...

HOW COOL!!!! I am so happy for you! Well deserved!

(if I may hijack your thread, slightly... I saw this on the King Arthur site, and the photo reminded me of Bartlett...

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2010/12/13/puppy-love-our-biscuit-taste-test/

I thought maybe you would like to see it

Congrats again, you rock!

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Wow, I sort of know a famous person now, in the virtual sense, how exciting! You look NOTHING like one of those shriveled apple dolls and I should know, I bit one once!

namastenancy said...

Rock on and boogie on down! You deserve more fame, not less - not only for your soon-to-be famous dressing but for your wit and facility with the quick quip. Plus, pretty darn cute as well.

Papa Squirrel said...

Congrats. It's a fantastic book. I'm ready for a salad now.

cookiecrumb said...

BK: That dog is really cute, and in the "constant movement" mode, just like you-know who.
I'm pleased to be in the book, but it's my husband who is head over heels!

Mouse: Can I autograph anything for you? :D

Nancy: As a reader of my blog, you can tell that I'm not seeking fame. xo

Papa: Good idea!

Little Pots & Pans Co. said...

CC - big congrats! I was just thinking that cookbook would make a great gift (and maybe one under the tree for me...), now it's even more so!
Who doesn't like to see their name in lights... erm print?

Chilebrown said...

Wow, I hope I am on your Christmas list.

Nikki said...

Well, I'll be damned! Lookit there! Congrats on everything.

cookiecrumb said...

Little Pots: I guess it's kinda cool. I am flattered, but I surely don't fool myself into thinking this is the gateway drug. :D

Chilebrown: Of course you're on my Christmas list! You're getting a catfish puller. I mean, a jar of ranch dressing.

Nikki! Where you been? I bet you're far more famous. xo

kudzu said...

What a nice Christmas present!! (BTW, remind me to tell you my BBQ sauce story....)

We're all happy to see you in that book.

cookiecrumb said...

Kudzu: I think it's just a little silly, but yes, we are pleased. Merci.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

How about one of those shriveled apple dolls? ;)

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: For Chilebrown? Good idea.

Greg said...

That's you! I thought you were camera shy.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: My face could crack a tilt-shift lens, but Molly insisted. :)