I feel like I’m in a very strange place right now. My book is coming out next Saturday, September 13th. Of course, I’m beyond excited and definitely nervous but it’s a strange pause as I wait for the release date.
It’s been an amazing year – I only had the idea for this book in July of 2007. It’s called I Can’t Cook, But I Know Someone Who Can. It’s a cookbook, but with more than just recipes. I like to say it’s a tell-all collaboration between twenty-five of Charlotte’s greatest chefs and one of our city’s worst cooks – me.
Along with the 70 recipes and techniques from the chefs, I’ve written essays about my crazy kitchen disasters. I’m a mess in the kitchen. Everyone’s burned dinner, but have you ever had the fire department over because of the smoke? I’ve done that and more. I hope you’ll find these stories as funny as they are embarrassing!
Carolina Panthers Head Coach John Fox contributes the forward and the profits are all going to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Charlotte. Coach Fox has long been a supporter of JDRF, even chairing our golf tournament every year. As you can imagine, I’m beyond thrilled that he’s a part of this project.
I got a nice write up in Davidson News.net and I’ll be featured in the October issue of Charlotte Living. They came into the studio and took some pictures last week. I’m sure I’ll look like a goof ball in my headphones – probably with my mouth wide open, laughing at something Al or Jim Szoke said!
Anyway, we kick off at Blues Brews & BBQ on the 13th, so come by and say hi. Please spread the word about this project – I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to write a big check to JDRF in a few months.
If you’d like to help, you can learn more and buy the book here. Did I mention I’m a little nervous?