Huge news! The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook is in production!

If you’re wondering where I’ve disappeared to, the answer is a fantastic one. After signing with Berkeley-based publisher, Parallax Press, I have devoted every spare minute of the Spring and Summer to the project of my dreams: The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook. If you haven’t already figured this out from my blog title, I’m kind of a fan of Berkeley Bowl, and couldn’t be more excited or honored to be sharing that with the world in a beautiful, touchable, bound version of my recipes!

I’m sorry I haven’t shared the news with you sooner. The truth is I was in survival mode there for a while, trying to keep up with my full-time job and meticulously preparing 80+ recipes over the past couple of months, all to get ready for the first photo shoots last week. I promise that going forward I’ll invite you into this process and share about it along the way. I still have about 20-30 recipes to develop and so much more to do, so there is still quite a ways to go!

Speaking of photo shoots, one of the most exciting aspects of the development of this cookbook is getting to work with a pair of geniuses: food photographer Erin Scott and food stylist Lillian Kang! Watching them bring my recipes to life last week in the first photo shoot was an incredibly poignant experience for me — the culmination of months of hard work, sweat, tears, accidental poisonings (more on that later), emotional breakdowns, and lots of laughter which led to these stunning photographs. I don’t think I’m allowed to share the photos with you yet, but I will as soon as I can! For now, here’s one of Erin and Lilian studying a shot of chayote pozole:

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That’s all I’ll say for now, but more to come soon! Thank you to my blog followers for being a part of the genesis of this project and for proving that there are other people out there as interested as I am in exploring these unique, unknown and extraordinary fruits and vegetables! I look forward to taking you along with me on this crazy journey as we bring this cookbook to life.

With gratitude,

Laura

15 thoughts on “Huge news! The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook is in production!

  1. lynne hoareau says:

    Laura, I am super excited for you ! That is wonderful 🙂 Great accomplishment, and seriously can’t wait for getting to read about all the goings on and stuff ! Yay! looking forward to your cookbook !!!

    • Laura McLively says:

      Haha thanks Lynn! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA lately, but I promise I’ll be “around” more to share how it’s going! Hope you are doing well!

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