Cookbooks + Cocktails: Farmer Bob Gets Creative in the Office
Farmer Bob was busy over the holidays, both in and out of the kitchen. So much so that I didn't document any of his wonderful food or holiday preparations -- hence, no blog posts since early December. At his public relations and marketing agency Frause, "making spirits bright" was also in high gear.
Twenty-four members of the Frause team in Seattle and Portland put on their chef's toques and created a cookbook, Well-Said. Well Fed. Described as "A gastronomic collection of stories and recipes from the hungry minds at Frause," I was asked to be the editor of the book. And I do have some favorites that jumped off the screen into my cuisine dreams.
Well-Said. Well-Fed. is arranged in five sections: Cocktails, Appetizers and Salads, Entrees, Sides and Desserts. Among the 63 recipes are The Eastlake Cocktail, created by Nathan Hambley; Banh Mi Sliders by Viet Nguyen; Lauren Kriegler's Brined Roasted Rosemary Chicken; Emily Nauseda's Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes; and Grandma Schweitzer's Sugar Cookies by Kate Hudson.
And yes, Farmer Bob contributed a few of his seasonal favorites: Holiday Cranberries with Port; Holiday Roast Turkey; Grand Marnier, Apricot and Cranberry Stuffing; and Apple-Filled Acorn Squash Rings with Curry Butter. The 72-page book was created on Blurb.
When it came to the holiday Christmas card, Frause kept the cuisine theme going, but this time with a cocktail greeting. It was a simple card incorporating the photo above and this recipe. Salute!