Back in summer last year, Jo Packham emailed me to ask whether I’d be willing to be featured inside a book she wanted to design. I liked her right away. I loved her book idea just in the same way.
Her book was going to celebrate a selection of women artists who like to cook. I loved that she asked me. I said Yes without a second of hesitation.
A year later, Jo’s book is available. It’s called Where Women Cook: Celebrate!: Extraordinary Women & Their Signature Recipes
At the time of the shoot, my kitchen was in the process of being renovated. And I needed to find a photographer. I immediately thought about Francine Zaslow who kindly accepted without hesitation to become my photographer.
Last fall, I drove to Francine’s studio in Boston where she and I worked together during a full day. It was fun and creative. While I cooked and styled a red kuri squash risotto, she photographed it. Then, once my kitchen was done, I was able to shoot a few of my own pictures inside in my new kitchen, when Lulu helped me cook.
In celebration of the release of the book, the Lark Crafts blog is hosting a giveaway. Click here to receive details. If you post a comment on their blog before Friday October 21st by midnight EST (sorry if I am late, but the pre sale announcement of my own cookbook ate up my time), you are likely to win a copy of this gorgeous book filled with pretty photographs. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Monday, October 24th.
Bonne chance !
Thank you Jo. Thank you Francine. And everyone who worked on the project. I am honored to be part of it.