#SeriousSandwich Cookalong: A Favorite Post & More Blogger Profiles
Many of the #SeriousSandwich cookalong bloggers have told some great stories about Emeril Lagasse over the last two weeks. One of my favorites is today’s post by Lucy (A Cook and Her Books), in which she shares the highlights of her conversation with Steven Freeman, the photographer who created all the images you’ll find in Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches.There are excellent pictures of what went on behind the scenes at the photo shoot for the cookbook, as well as tips on how amateur photographers (and avid food bloggers) can take appetizing food photographs at home. I loved this post—you will too!
Full disclosure, this next blogger is not only a talented and passionate home cook, she’s also a member of my book club! Go check out Tara’s blog and get a taste of the thoughtful and funny conversationalist she is.
PAGES STUCK TOGETHER
My name is Tara Grosner. I grew up in a small town in Illinois, but have been a New Yorker for more than eleven years! I live with my husband and two cats in the Bronx. I work as a legal analyst by day, but in my free time I love to cook, read, and plan elaborate hypothetical vacations. I’m also a runner and have been training for a half-marathon in Newport, Rhode Island, in October. I try to teach myself how to do something new every year and love a good project – one year I mastered the pie crust, another year I took up running, another knitting, and last year I participated in an online community cooking project called Charcutepalooza, during which I learned a lot about curing my own meat! I hope I can put some of those skills to use during #SeriousSandwich.
In 2003 I started my blog, Pages Stuck Together, mainly to keep in touch with friends and family who live far away. I like to write about food and restaurants, travel, running, and reading, but it has evolved over the years.
The next blogger I’m introducing today participated in the One-Pot Blogger Party last year, in which she cooked from Emeril Lagasse’s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders for three weeks. It’s so wonderful to have her experienced blogging and cooking back with us this time around.
Heather grew up in a small city but found her love of living off the land on a 130-year-old, 20-acre farm in Eastern Washington. Seven years, two horses and eight goats later, she’s now back in a small town transforming her city lot into a little piece of country Heaven. She carries on her love of eating homegrown delicious food from a large garden, buying local and sustainable meat and produce and always making it delicious.
These next three bloggers impress with their dedication to trying new recipes and sharing those experiences in the kitchen with their readers. I can also attest that these cookalong participants are warm, friendly and enthusiastic – they contribute to the camaraderie among the team in our Facebook group, and that generosity comes out in their blog posts as well.
PEANUT BUTTER AND PEPPERS
Jennifer is a full-time office manager by day, but in her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, garden, cook and bake. In the evenings she spends time creating healthy recipes to share with her friends and family. She is very passionate about her new lifestyle and shares all of recipes and lifestyle on her blog, Peanut Butter and Peppers. You can also find Peanut Butter and Peppers on Facebook. Jennifer is from Buffalo, New York, but currently resides in Northern California with her husband, step-daughter and her two dogs. She dreams of one day owning her own business in the food industry so she can share her healthy recipes with everyone in her community.
Hi! I’m Isabel and I am the founder of Sunday Supper. I have been blessed with a great husband and 4 amazing kids who inspire me every day. I started my blog when my oldest left for college. On the morning she left, I asked her what will you miss most. She told me she would miss all the times in our kitchen around our family table. Those profound words had tremendous impact on me and made me realize the power of spending time around the family table as a family. It is where memories are made and where futures as molded. Cooking, eating and conversing together is one of the most important things we can do as a family. It starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life. I am grounded in my mission to Bring Back Sunday Supper Around the Family Table in every home. Our Sunday Supper Group is as passionate about this mission as I am. We gather around our virtual family table every Sunday and inspire others with our recipes. But not only do we break bread together, we support and empower each other every day. We are now reaching an audience of 1.5 to 2 million followers with every Sunday Supper event. Don’t worry, there’s always room for one more Around the Family Table.
COOKING IN STILETTOS
Aly M. Cleary has made the leap from Louboutin to Le Creuset and details her culinary successes and mishaps at Cooking in Stilettos, a cooking and entertaining website for today’s busy fashionista. Aly has had the pleasure of being a guest at Emeril’s Table on the Hallmark Channel and is honored to be a part of the #SeriousSandwich bloggers. In addition to writing for Cooking in Stilettos, Aly writes regularly for various food and lifestyle publications, and in her spare time she can be often found enjoying Philadelphia’s diverse culinary and shopping scene.