-- October 7th, 2014 --
After months and years of working towards our goal, the cookbook, our baby, is ready to become a reality.
The Kickstarter campaign has begun. Click here
For those of you who may be new to Kickstarter (I was), it’s a “support the project” system where the general public gets excited about an idea and pledges support. You can choose your level of support (one book, 100 books) and then when the project is successfully funded — we’ll give it 30 days — the book goes to print!
Avery and I are incredibly excited.
A fabulous index? Check.
Everything measure properly in both American and European standards? Check.
All my efforts in writing, and Avery’s in photography, beautifully translated into a perfect format? Check. Our cookbook was designed with love by Briony Hartley, graphic designer to the stars (truly, she’s designed books for the Queen!).
Beautiful portraits taken by the best people photographer we know? Vincent Keith, thank you, CHECK
Avery’s taken her last photograph: this perfect lavender blossom, and a little visitor, to illustrate Judy’s lavender cookie recipe.
What does this all this preparation and excitement mean? This means that you all have the chance to choose a level at which you want to be involved in bringing “Tonight at 7.30: One Family’s Life at the Table
” to life!
Click on this Kickstarter link
and start reading, and watching (there’s a really sweet video which I think I’ve watched about 100 times already). Then scroll down and see what you’d like: one cookbook for yourself as a little treat, or several to give away as presents?
How about a signed copy? (You’ll get a darling “Tonight at 7.30″ apron thrown in!)
How about splurging with some friends and inviting yourselves over for dinner, here in London, or at Red Gate Farm? Or hey, I’ll come to you, in New York or even in Indianapolis. (Mom can’t wait to see you.)
We are are thrilled more than we can say to welcome you to our project, so many loving years in the making.
“Tonight at 7.30: One Family’s Life at the Table.”
Bring on the fun!
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Oklahoma Pecan Pie
From Gerry Nelson
1 1/3 cups/170g plain flour
¾ tsp salt
1/3 cup/78ml vegetable oil
¼ cup/59ml cold milk
In a medium bowl, mix flour and salt. Stir milk and oil together in a cup…
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Nonna’s Cappuccino Cookies
(makes about 4 dozen)
1 cup/226g butter, softened
1/2 cup/100g +2 tbsps/ sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp freeze-dried coffee/espresso
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup/128g cake flour
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-- August 5th, 2014 | --
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1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup buckwheat flour
large pinch salt
small pinch sugar
3 cups milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
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