55 Knives

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Many moons ago, I got an email from fellow food blogger, Nick Evans of Macheesmo, asking if I would be interested in participating in a project he was working on called 55 Knives. He explained that 55 Knives would be a compilation of stories, recipes and tips from 55 food bloggers from around the Internet in the form of an eBook. He wanted to know if I would be one of the fifty-five featured bloggers.  I was flattered…and intrigued.  So, I said yes.

In case you’re wondering, an eBook is a downloadable book that you can store on your computer and view at your leisure.  Once you buy it, it’s yours.  You can read it from your computer, print it out and generally use it like you would any other book. It’s searchable and has lots of live, clickable links as well.  You can even download it to your Kindle! Pretty nifty, huh?

Anyway, the book has been out for a month already and believe it or not,  I’m just now getting around to telling you about it. Between magazine deadlines, car accidents, new puppies, missing mojos, cruises and things I won’t bore you with here, this is the first time I’ve had the chance to write about it.  Sigh… I’m always late to the party.  But, just because it’s taken me a while to write about 55 Knives, don’t even think for a minute that it isn’t a great read. It is – especially if you’re a foodie.

55 Knives is full of entertaining musings and terrific recipes from some of your favorite food bloggers, including Lydia from The Perfect Pantry, Kristen from Dine & Dish, Lori from The Recipe Girl, Peter from Kalofagas and many, many more. Each author has woven their own personal story around the recipes they’ve shared, some sentimental and poignant, and some downright funny.  Nick has worked extremely hard for almost a year putting 55 Knives together, and he has done a fantastic job!

My chapter is about my childhood memories of my grandparents and includes my grandmother’s recipe for pasta e fagioli.   Here’s a sneak peek of my dish:


So, are you intrigued too? If so, I have good news for you. You, dear readers, can have a copy of 55 Knives for your very own by clicking on the button below.  The book costs $19.00 which is a steal considering all of the information you’ll have access to. Plus, you’ll have 55 great new recipes to check out just in time for your Fourth of July festivities.  And, if you order here, you’ll be supporting both Macheesmo and SGCC.

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So, what are you waiting for?  Grab yourself a copy of 55 Knives today.  You’ll laugh. You’ll cry.  And, you’ll get very, very hungry!


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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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