Thursday, July 25, 2013

An Interlude for a Few Announcements

The Joys of Being a Writer

One writes to make a home for oneself on paper, in time 
and in others’ minds. 
– Alfred Kazin 


An active, wild week or so peaking in a wedding anniversary. But not only. Interviews, one given, two taken. And the culmination of months and months of work, hard, persistent, passionate work. Short and sweet, this post will be simple and straightforward, just some exciting announcements I am thrilled to share with you.


My first piece has been published in The Art of Eating (“Arguably America’s most erudite and prestigious food publication.” The Wall Street Journal) – issue n° 91.



Real Old-Fashioned Blanquette de Veau is the story of my quest for the authentic Veal Blanquette, a classic of French home cooking. I take my reader on a journey through both culinary and literary history and end up in the tidy blue and white kitchen of Marie-Noëlle as she recreates her own traditional version. I share the announcement with Ilva Beretta who styled and shot the photograph of the Blanquette. (A huge thank you to tremendous editor Edward Behr)


Writing only leads to more writing. 
– Sidonie Gabrielle 


The week offered more happy surprises. I also have my first piece published in the print version of The Foodie Bugle (“… an absolute feast of content.” The Kitchn) – issue Reveille 2.


Seeing Red: The Bittersweet History of the Radish is my playful article on the root we love to hate. Or have throughout history. Once again, I am thrilled to have collaborated with the über talented Ilva Beretta whose stunning photographs bring life to my writing. (Thank you to very talented editor Silvana de Soissons).

Wedding anniversary roses.

Although I have been interviewing a string of chefs and producers in my city of Nantes, I myself was interviewed this week by a journalist for a very short piece on in an upcoming issue of ELLE France Nantes supplement.

Ilva and I are taking a short break from Plated Stories, a break allowing each of us to meet various deadlines and complete projects. But we will not leave you empty-handed. We will offer a few thoughts, a flourish of photographs to carry you through to the time we are back in full force, overflowing with time and energy and more stories to serve up, images and words plated for your delectation.

Believe me! 
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness 
and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously! 
– Friedrich Nietzsche 
 

29 comments:

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations Jamie. Way cool.
Sam

Jamie said...

@Sam: Thank you! I hope this is good enough reason for me to have spent less time visiting my friends' blogs... I've been thinking of you and are so happy you are here!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

So much good news to celebrate! Yay for you for going after your dream.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

No wonder you're excited, you sweet things! You and Ilva are an unbeatable duo, that's for sure.

THE Tough Cookie said...

May the good news always keep coming for you, Jamie. xoxo

David Leite said...

There is nothing as sweet as basking in a job well done. You should be doubly proud of yourself, Jamie.

David Leite said...

There is nothing as sweet as basking in a job well done. You should be doubly proud of yourself, Jamie

Renee Goerger said...

How wonderful! You deserve great things!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Exciting news! You must be extremely thrilled. Congratulations! Both Ilva and you deserve mcuh attention.

Cheers,

Rosa

Sam Taylor said...

Good news in any form is a delight for the soul is it not? Congratulations Jamie, your well earned pride practically gleams off my screen. I am delighted with you. Sam

Sam Taylor said...

Good news in any form is good for the soul is it not? Congratulations Jamie, your well deserved pride practically gleams through the screen. I am delighted for you. Sam

Jeanne said...

You go girl!! :))

Jenni said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! You reap what you sow, and you sow Awesomeness! So proud of you; so happy for you!! <3

Robin O said...

The fruits of your labor, harvesting ripe, luscious, juicy opportunities realized. Bravo Jamie and Ilva!

Carol Sacks said...

Congratulations and warm wishes for continued success!

Barb | Creative Culinary said...

The two of you are an unbeatable combination of poetry in both prose and photography; no one could be any happier for you than I am my sweet friend to see that all of your hard and relentless work has paid off. A lesson for many I'm sure!

So very, very happy for you. Cheers!

Ivy said...

Congratulations Jamie. You are a great author and deserve all the publicity. Together with Ilva you are a fantastic duo. Wish you even more success my friend!

Heidi Leon Monges said...

Congrats Jamie! I´m so happy for you. You are a great writer who speaks (and write) from the heart.

hugs

ps. love that quote about writing, SO true!

Carolyn Jung said...

Congrats on the published stories. May this be the start of many, many more. Hope you celebrated big-time. ;)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I saw your wonderful news on facebook just before I nodded off to sleep last night and thought to myself "Go Jamie!! You so deserve it!!" :D

Rambling Tart said...

I'm so thrilled for you, Jamie! I love seeing you and Ilva work together - you complement each other BEAUTIFULLY! :-)

Svetlana said...

How can I not be happy for you? I am sitting in the bleachers rooting for you, screaming until my throat is raw and I lose my voice! It's all worth it, my friend! XOXO

Amanda said...

Congratulations to both you and Ilve, Jamie. After all that you've been up to, you both deserve a bit of a break.

Asha Shivakumar said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome and so much to celebrate. Good Luck on more.

Jill @ MadAboutMacarons said...

Exciting to see so many of your pieces in print, Jamie. Great news on your collaboration with Iva. You're on such a roll! Enjoy it to the max.

Kulsum said...

So exciting Jamie. You do deserve the best. Your passion for writing shines through your words. best wishes.

Winnie said...

So happy for you, Jamie! Hard work pays off ;)

Winnie said...

Congrats Jamie! Hard work pays off ;)

domenicacooks said...

Wow ~ look what happens when I leave the country for a couple of weeks! Congratulations to both you and Ilva. You're a wonderful writer and your genuine love for the craft shines through in every word. Looking forward to reading more.

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