Monday, September 19, 2011

The Latest Crumb ...

I am building my cookie empire one crumb at a time.

Nearly three years ago, my cousin Patty informed me of a cookie-photography contest at Fine Cooking.

I had taken to taking pictures of my holiday cookies (which was the impetus for The Cookie Queen's English), so why not enter, right?

As I wrote then, "And if I don't win, the exposure of my photos (no pun intended) certainly can't hurt. Who knows who might discover my closeted, food-styling self?"

Who, indeed?

The staff of Fine Cooking. But they were more interested in one of the recipes, which ended up in Issue 102 (December 2009/January 2010).

Then, last year, I spied this special issue and flipped to the table of contents to see if my biscotti was included.


And then today, I received an email blast from Fine Cooking hawking a cookie cookbook.

And I wondered if my biscotti had found its way into those pages, too.

So I poked around on Google and Amazon to peek inside and see if I could find it.

Yup. There it was, in the table of contents and in the index. And there I was, under Contributors.

That's a lot of mileage out of one cookie, for a journey that began with a photo, not a recipe!

My thanks to Patty for the initial nudge.


Anonymous Dave said...

Are they paying you as a contributor?

Maybe - since I know the answer - is to write your own cookbook!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Yep, you know the answer. No, they're not.

I'm sure I signed some sort of release at some point, a condition of submitting or something.

A cookbook is rattling around in my brain, though.


2:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

How fun! Congrats!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Why, thank you!

10:54 AM  
Blogger angelo said...

Major Awesomeness!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Thank you!

Usually, when my name appears in print, I know it's coming because I wrote the story under it. This was a nice surprise.

8:01 AM  

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