Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scratch That........

Over the holiday weekend, my bestie Lori invited me to her house for dinner and to meet her Aunt Connie who was visiting from Chicago. You see, I LOVE good food and Connie is a FANTASTIC cook. I have heard Lori rave about her numerous times, but had never been able to see for myself until the other night. As soon as I walked in, I knew she was whipping up something wonderful in the kitchen cause it smelled sooooo good. I felt like I was attending a cooking class as I watched her as she slice and dice making it all seem so effortless. The best part is Connie wrote an amazing cookbook called "Scratch That". Not only is it filled with wonderful recipes, but it has a TON of helpful hints. I even bought a few to sell in the store. I know that you can find it at Barnes and Noble or on Amazon, but you can also go directly to her website at www.conniefairbanks.com to purchase one as well.If you are a foodie and love to cook, you are gonna love this cookbook! I bought one for myself and one as a gift. Connie is the real deal. She dosen't claim to be a proffesional chef, she is a "home chef" who just want to share her love of cooking with others.
Isn't the cover beautiful! She did all the photographs herself and all the photos in the book are taken in her downtown Chicago loft.

She even put in a wine and beer section to help you select the perfect match to your meal. If you have been looking for a new cookbook to try, this is the one. It will be the perfect addition to your collection! If you do, tell her Tricia sent you! :)


11 comments:

blondiensc said...

Oh Tricia, this is a perfect gift for my mom, she loves to cook..and I am sure she would love this! thank you for the recommendation.

C Maisy said...

yeah...and she's local...even better. thanks for the tip.
xoxo

C Maisy said...

soooo...i forgot to ask...what did she make??

apriliniowa said...

How cool is that?!? I'd like to know what she prepared, also. Did you take photographs?

apriliniowa said...

That sounds delicious! I have to get my lazy behind up there before school is out on the 8th!

LuLu said...

What a wonderful evening! I love food. I have to check this cookbook out! Giving one as a gift would be a great idea!
LuLu

Nora said...

Sounds like such a great weekend! I'm really excited to check out the cookbook. Thank you for the great idea!

Lissa said...

Can I just tell you how much I would've loved that night? I always get so inspired by people who are good at cooking, or decorating, or gardening... I'm sure you had a great time! xo

apriliniowa said...

La Vie en Rose! Best song ever. Edith Piaf has been a favorite of mine since college. I think I've played her for you guys before on one of our chardonnay nights! Glad you liked it. That actress that played her is beyond beautiful and so talented & Piaf's music would sound fabulous in your store. wink. wink. :)

Kasey said...

how fun! I will definately try the book out.
xo
{and what did she make you}

Mulberries said...

Tricia~


I just wanted you to know that I bought this book and I so loved it! It was easy and friendly and the pictures were wonderful! I recieved in the mail, and made 3 things this weekend alone~

Loved it!!!!!