The month of May has been good to me, my family and my friends! I hope everyone had a happy Mother’s Day weekend that left them full of love and good vibes. In the spirit of that, I am offering to give away a free copy of CANVAS & CUISINE to the first person who comments on, or shares this post!
If the public reaction to the book is any indication, I think you will love this artful cookbook as well. My co-author, Sue Fazio and I just hosted a book signing party in Jupiter, Florida. It was a grand open house event to introduce our neighbors to our new book. For those who don’t already know, Canvas and Cuisine: the art of the fresh market was inspired by trips Sue and I took around the world, ogling at all the exotic fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses of France, Spain, Russia, Vietnam and so much more.
For just one day, we hosted an art gallery/cooking demo. Our readers were able to preview the original artwork that was my whole inspiration for this cookbook.
During the event, guests perused Sue’s (abundant) paintings not only of fresh markets around the globe, but also many of her other passionate pieces. They also sampled several dishes from the recipes I created to go along with Sue’s paintings.
But the real fun occurred when Sue demonstrated how she creates an original painting. Guests huddled around to watch the magic take place. From blank canvas to her vision of the 16th hole at Jupiter Hills…. all in just minutes. She is an inspiration for any aspiring artist!
My blank canvas began with a few cutting boards and a sharp knife. I demonstrated how to prepare the dishes the guests were sampling. My Grilled Guac was a big hit, as were the Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms and Cauliflower Risotto— these recipes were posted to Jorj.com recently – and go over well at any party.
Good times were had by all and great benefits were reaped for our charities with painting and book sales soaring!
Thank you to everyone who opened their hearts and their checkbooks and thank you to all of you who are enjoying our book!
Ciao – Jorj!