Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Forking Fantastic Debutante Day Is Here!

Holy Shit.

I know that I shopped a teevee cooking show, got rejected all over town as "too edgy", "Not Rachel Ray enough" and "not like our current lineup", got depressed, wondered what was next and then *bing*! said, "well, let's just write a book and then they'll have to give us a teevee show, right? Isn't that how it works?

That was almost 3 years ago. Today, through a series of minor and major miracles, a lot of Dallas (10 seasons!) endless reruns of Law and Order SVU, Mahler Symphonies, Shostakovich, Bruckner, Brahms, lots of Bach chorales and fugues, Monteverdi, a gorgeous roots box set called Goodbye Babylon, tons of SND for friends and strangers, lots and lots of recipe testing, encouragement from so many, unconditional love from my husband and friends, and lots of vision and support from our team at Penguin, Forking Fantastic! Put The Party Back In Dinner Party is HERE!!!!

I can hardly believe it. Everything else I have created has been temporary-- music, theatre, food... here in the moment and then forever a memory. There is a beauty in that. But now I have a book that you can hold, and touch. It is amazing and exciting and thrilling and scary and.......Zora and I did it.

Perhaps a few people will be converted to home cooking and dinner parties for friends and strangers. That would feel like great success.

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