The Broken Plate Cookbook - Soft Cover
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If you follow me on social media, you know that I am that annoying person who posts her food photos all the time. It hasn't just been to get likes and comments though. I have been documenting so I could write this book. I've been building this for the last 2 years and am really excited to share it with you. I did this for 2 reasons. First, I felt compelled to save our favorite recipes so that Nolan can use this book to cook for his future family. After all, he can't take them to sushi everyday like he wants. Second, I get a lot of comments asking for recipes and ideas, and I thought it would be fun to compile them in a book. So, it is your fault! Some of these dishes are my own creations, some are adaptations of recipes I've read and others are straight up plagiarized because the recipe was already perfected by a chef I trust. I've tried to credit everyone. This book is separated into 4 sections. Breakfast, Snacks and Appetizers, Soups and Dinner. Most of my desserts come from a box because, hey, you can't be good at everything. It features 48 recipes on 94 pages with lots of yummy photos and tips. The book is 7"x7" Full disclosure: I am not qualified to write a book. I am a home cook with a love of Food Network who has Pinterest at her disposal. But my dinner is usually really damn good. Ask Nolan. About the author: Baltimore based artist, Juliet Ames, is best known for her plate breaking skills, having started her company The Broken Plate Pendant Company in 2006. At home, she is best known for her dinner making skills. A passion for cooking came soon after the birth of her son Nolan in 2007, partially due to increased Food Network watching opportunities. Her work has been featured in many national and local magazines such as Bust, Real Simple and Baltimore Magazine. Juliet's jewelry has been sold all over the country, including in the Smithsonian Museum Store, The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Detriot Institute of Arts. Food celebrities Mario Batali, Racheal Ray, Ree Drummand and Questlove have all been adorned with her jewelry. (Yes, Quest is a food celebrity, Google it.) She has even appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, skillfully eating a kimchi hot dog and rare steak from Martha's bare hands. Ames was breifly (ok, only 4 days) a celebrity in Hong Kong, where she had a solo show of her broken plate work. They crafted her massive fiberglass tea cup for her to stand in, fed her 6 meals a day, plastered her poster about town and treated her like David Hasselhof in Germany. None of this makes her qualified to write a cookbook, but here it is. She hopes you enjoy it.