As hard as I laughed at my launch party, I also teared up because The Gluten-Free Grains Cookbook was so long in the making (but so very short in the physical making). This book really does feel like a decade in the works, and sharing that experience with a room full of enthusiastic people meant the world to me. Thank you to everyone who made the event come to life, attended, and celebrated!
When it comes to my career, I often refer to my "split personalities." My commercial and editorial styling business is one personality. My Quelcy business is more technical, responsible to more people and sometimes more nerve-wracking. This space, "With The Grains," is my very personal personality. It's where I have complete creative control, but it's also where I share my stories and my feelings. Every once in a while, a project comes along that blurs the line. The "Eat Your Feelings" cookbook is one of those very pleasantly blurry lines.
A little over a year ago, I responded to an email, then went to a coffee shop to meet Lindsey Smith, aka The Food Mood Girl. By the end of the meeting, we were hugging and comparing dog instagram accounts we follow, which is to say, the meeting went well. About a month after that, we rallied in her house to embark on a major project: bringing Lindsey's cookbook to life.