We’re celebrating the upcoming release of my third Food Lovers’ Village mystery, BUTTER OFF DEAD (July 7—save the suspense and pre-order it now!) with a glimpse of some of your favorite authors’ prized collections.
Today, a peek behind the scenes with Daryl Wood Gerber, author of the Cookbook Nook mysteries, aka Avery Aames, author of the Cheese Shop mysteries. Today’s winner will get a signed copy of the 4th Cookbook Nook mystery, FUDGING THE BOOKS, out August 4. You know how some collections come about because your friends and relatives once heard you say you like something? Here’s Daryl’s comment on that:
“How I WISH people would send me cookbooks!! I have collected cookbooks through the years because I fell for something on the cover. I’m an easy mark. No kidding. My mother really never had cookbooks. She didn’t learn to cook until after college, and all her recipes were on cards from family members. I still have some of those. The first cookbook I bought with my own money was Gourmet, Version I. It’s still a go-to cookbook for me. True for all cookbooks, I love looking at the pictures and dreaming my recipes will turn out as beautiful. I enjoy reading the recipes and the histories and learning the techniques. I have not made nearly one-tenth of the recipes in the books, but a girl can dream. I’m partial to dessert cookbooks. I love sweets. Over the years, I’ve really racked up a collection of gluten-free cookbooks, too. Being gluten-free has been a challenge, but I’ve learned to make most recipes, including the biscuits in the Gourmet cookbook gluten-free. And they’re great!!”
Catch up with Daryl on her website, on Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.
Leave a comment on my Facebook Author page or blog. Ruff the Cat will choose a winner at random—check back in the morning to find out!
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