Who is included in this cookbook with more than 350 fellow cooks/gardeners from all fifty states?
Well, take a guess. Alice Waters perhaps? You'd be right. Maybe Thomas Keller too. And moi? My fifteen seconds of fame (I wish it had been a little more exciting than this, but then I'd be greedy, so never mind.) I did see it in the cookbook section of Barnes and Noble so that was a little kick.
A percentage of the sales of this cookbook went to benefit Second Harvest, the largest charitable organization against hunger in the U.S.
They selected my dill pickles. I've written the recipe in a post before and these are the best you've ever tasted. Funny thing was, when I got my copy of the book, the recipe was unrecognizable (is that literary license?). And, they used my business name, Wild Child Designs, from my business card which had nothing to do with my pickles, for the title of the pickles. A catchier recipe name perhaps? Would they have been selected for inclusion if I called them Dull Pickles? I guess they can do whatever they want in publishing. Hmmm....
The amounts of ingredients were altered and instead of alum, they substituted grape leaves. I've never done that. I do grow the peppers, cukes, dill and garlic, but I have no idea how these pickles would turn out since the recipe is so different. Anyway.
My husband brought gallons of pickling cucumbers up to the city house on the fourth. Problem is, all my jars, spices and canning equipment are at the farm plus I've been babysitting an 18 month old angel for the last couple of days. Guess I'll be giving this bunch away.
So, come on now. Tell me about your 15 seconds/minutes or days of fame.