So as I mentioned in my last post, I got to go to a fun book launch last week. There was coffee and cookies, and wine and cheese, and did I mention the wine?
I got to see lots of awesome people I hadn’t seen in ages, and then I got to drool over the pictures in the new cookbook ‘Breaking Bread in L’Aquila.’
It was great to hear about the evolution of the book too, something I hope to achieve (publishing a book, that is, not evolving so much) some day.
It was also great to see so many people out to support a great cause, and scooping up books by the armload. (I’m guilty too…and they’re all signed!)
I’m hoping to start experimenting with the recipes soon, though some are very similar to recipes I’ve posted, and/or ones that I make on a regular basis, like Spaghetti aglio e olio.
That of course makes sense, since the cooking of both regions of Italy (Abruzzo and Calabria) that influence the book have also been the primary influence on my cooking knowledge.
At any rate, it was a fun night, and I’m looking forward to trying some new recipes, and drooling over the real thing, not just the pictures.