Female Nomad and Friends
Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World
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TRAVEL..........STORIES OF MEXICAN LIFE..........& MORE
Words are powerful. And tricky. No sooner did I write that most of Paul’s health issues were resolved in my last article on Revisiting Milano Centrale than we were off on a bus to Querétaro for another operation on his throat.
Victor Velasquez, my webmaster, computer guru, and general sage when it comes to all things digital www.vix.com.mx had a blog all set up for me and raring to go while I sat in the hospital room waiting for the doctor to tell me everything went well. However, when he came to the room where the office had sent him, he saw a very pregnant woman and figured the front desk had sent him to the wrong room. Very astute man, Paul’s doctor.
I became the case of the missing wife whose husband had the unpronounceable last name. Finally, the surgeon’s anesthesiologist tracked me down hours later.
Surgery at any age is no picnic. The weeks since my last post have been tricky, but we’re now on track. Before we take off for Minnesota to visit friends and Georgia for Paul’s Peace Corps Reunion, I would like to share a special announcement.
The collaborative story/cookbook Rita Golden Gelman www.ritagoldengelman.com and I have been working and working and working on for more years than either one of us cares to remember has been published by Crown Three Rivers Press and will appear on the bookshelves June 1, 2010. Click on one of the bookstores to place your order.
All author royalties from FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World will go into a fund to provide technical training for India’s slum kids who, despite all odds, manage to graduate from high school.
So get ready for a great read (along with delicious international recipes) and know that each book sold will make a difference in the lives of young people.
There are over 30 international recipes that will tantalize your taste buds and have you and your friends craving more --- hors d’oeurvres like Latvian pīrāgi and vegetarian dolmades, soups like Latino Fish Soup and Crema de Poblano, main courses like Ginger-Cumin Roasted Chicken and an adaptation of a tuna pie served at the Uepi Lodge hidden away on a Pacific island.
You can end your meal with mousse au chocolat truffée or an Italian sweet cream trifle. Or try Susi Santiago’s cajeta flan or a gooey Swedish chocolate cake. I’ve never been much of a dessert person, but testing these four recipes made me a convert.
And stay tuned for a story excerpt and possibly a recipe or two. If we don’t get the go-ahead from Random House to do that, I can always share a few of the recipes that didn’t make the cut. They’re delicious as well so you know what’s in store for you in the book. ¡PROVECHO!
Also I’ll be keeping you posted on the news for the global dinner party we’re planning to promote the book and connect people from all over the world. It should be fun. After all, there’s nothing like sharing good food, interesting conversation, and different cultures.
More recipes from FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World...
|Red Pepper Casserole with colored peppers
||Green Chile Stew with pinto beans
||Ho Mok with kaffir lime leaves
FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World. A good read, scrumptious recipes and a wonderful cause. Think of buying extra copies for gifts.
All pre-orders will tally as first week sales and count toward making this a top-selling book right off the bat.
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