When I stumble upon the gift of a lazy weekend, one of my favorite things to do is grab a stack of cookbooks/cooking mags and a legal pad and write lists about food. What sounds good, what I'm planning to make, grocery lists...
I don't know how this happened, because one minute I was an angsty teenager browning the meat for Hamburger Helper under duress, and the next minute I was buying goat cheese and complicated seasonings.
I love food. I love to cook.
I daydream about it. I plan my life around it.
It's my therapy.
It's my soulmate.
Just be glad I'm not prone to exaggerations.
There's nothing quite as bonding for a girl like me to find someone who can match my foodie fervor. As luck would have it, I traveled to Ethiopia with Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking fame. I've gotta say, she might love salsa as much as I do. (What??) She definitely loves avocados more, but she lives in California, so it's not an even race. She lives and breathes delicious, fresh food. She's got a heart of gold and she's hilarious and she ran into Tim Riggins a few months ago at the airport and took a selfie with him.
What else do you really need to know??
A few months back she sent me a copy of her cookbook, Absolutely Avocados.
I adored it immediately.
Since I'm not about reinventing the wheel, here's my Amazon review:
As a lover of food (particularly anything ultra-fresh or Tex-Mexy) AND a general lover of awesome people, this book grabbed me from word one. Not only did the photographs make me salivate, Gaby Dalkin's text read like juicy commentary from my favorite college roommate - equal parts funny and engaging, rooted in story.
This book is such a dishy read, it earned a coveted place on my kitchen counter, (rather than being relegated to the shelf in the basement.) I reach for it again and again.
And one lucky day, when my husband least expects it, I'll bust out the Chorizo Gravy Guacamole Loaded Nachos and our lives will be complete.
I can't stop loving every single recipe in the book.
It will revolutionize your Summer.
Because Gaby is as rad as she is wise, she's giving 3 copies of Absolutely Avocados to lucky, Tex-Mexy FPFG readers.
To throw your name in the hat, just talk foodie to me.
Tell me your favorite meal or your favorite avocado application or why spicy food completes you.
Tell me what you love or what you had for dinner tonight. Tell me anything foodish.
ps - Click the vote button on my sidebar!! We're half-way there, homies.
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