Grab a peach turnover, wrap your hands around a cup of tea, and come sit close to me for a second. I have something to share with you, and I want to make sure you're comfortable, warm, and well fed.
How do I say this without making you spill your tea on me?
I got a book contract.
Yes, you heard me.
Can we have a group hug?
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while probably remember how I raved about Paulette Phlipot's gorgeous photography many moons ago. (Here's that post.) Well, Paulette and I ended up writing a proposal to do a cookbook together, and, um, Running Press has just signed us on. We send platonic wet kisses to our rock star agent Jenni Ferrari-Adler of Brick House Literary Agents in New York.
The book will be called RIPE: Satisfy your lust for fruits and vegetables with 75 fresh recipes and hundreds of simple combinations. It will be a colorful, photo-heavy book dedicated to fresh produce, and it will be beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful.
Don't leave just yet. Stay another minute? I just want to drink in this moment with you, sip my tea, and eat my pastry.
I am very, very happy.
I want to squeeze you all.