GUYS! GUYS! GUYS!
THE BOOK IS COMING OUT TOMORROW!!!
As I mentioned a few posts ago, we have a lot of events coming up, like tomorrow’s official release party at Whisk, and Saturday’s Tacos & Tequila event with Bobby Flay as part of the New York Wine & Food Festival. You can scroll down a bit for the list, and remember that I’ll be posting details for everything upcoming on Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks.
But say you’re nowhere near NYC and want to get in on this exciting book action (sorry we’re not touring- we have a business to run and small children to raise!). Well, we’re doing our best to show up as much as possible on or in things until everyone gets so sick of us, they buy ALL the books just so we won’t have anything left to plug. Get ready for excerpts, sneak previews, interviews, and, as always, “other”. Lots and lots of “other.”
First off is my home away from here: Medium. Yes, I know I haven’t posted an article in a while, but now that you all know that I’ve been busy working on the book, putting together a new store, R&Ding new recipes, and building a new website, perhaps you can forgive me.
Anyway, this isn’t my usual column. Medium managed to talk Penguin into giving them the rights to post an entire essay in advance of the books release, plus photos, plus the recipes for The Duckwalk. And the whole thing is prefaced by food writing legend, Charlotte Druckman. (who is also my editor at Medium, and the one who convinced me to make a serious go at writing over there. Buy her book, too.)
By the way — liking the pictures so far? These are all from the book, guys. You can thank the remarkable Eric Isaac, who is giving some signed copies away over on his food photography blog Snap Food.
As for the picture above, that’s a picture of our Tarte Bourdaloue cupcake, and the recipe is now in the archive of (ack!) EPICURIOUS. Seriously, Epicurious is one of my favorite websites in the history of the internet, right between Funny or Die and that X-Files AOL message board where I spent a good chunk of 1996.
Epicurious also featured an in-depth interview with me where we talked about my food philosophies, our feelings about putting flavor over aesthetics, and other hard hitting culinary questions because I’m fancy now, bitches.
Another absolutely HUGE thing happening is the fact that we have been named Guest Editors for the week at Food 52! If you don’t know about Food 52, it’s an absolutely gorgeous recipe sharing site where some of the best food bloggers and recipe writers on earth contribute, and they’re spotlighting us this week because they drink on the job.
In addition to running one of our recipes every day, they’re also giving away five cookbooks this week (read the posts to find out how!). Plus we participated in their “Five Questions” chef interview, but we got ten questions because we’re doubly awesome. And if that’s not enough, we’re going to participating in a live Twitter Chat with them tonight from 7-8pm EST — follow along with the hashtag #letsbake.
Other amazing mentions!
And here’s today’s cupcakes!
NEW! Chocolate Sweet Potato: Sweet potato cake, chocolate marshmallow buttercream, ganache
Tres Leches: Three milk soaked brown butter cake, dulce de leche buttercream, caramel shards
PB&J: Vanilla cake, grape jelly, peanut butter butercream, roasted peanuts
Bea Arthur: Black coffee chocolate cake, cheesecake buttercream, espresso ganache