I was recently contacted by Mycitycuisine.org about their Wiki Project. They are looking for contributors so if you are a travelling food blogger and want to add your own foodie stories, check them out:
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I have the opportunity to put a Desperate Housewives star’s cookbook through my test kitchen: Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends. I asked people on Twitter if they would like me to review it and received zero response. On Facebook five people said yes, absolutely! So I would love to hear what you think. Either leave a comment or vote on my poll on the right-hand side of my blog to vote.
What appeals to me about this books is that it is not just about recipes, she tells stories about living on a Texas ranch and her travels oversees. Not so interested in the red-carpet meals but hey, that’s me. What do YOU think?
Far from my greatest food photo, LOL, but absolutely delicious, you got to check out my version of the tuna fish casserole with egg noodles challenge this month for Food Network Canada’s cooking club challenge. You can see all the versions of this dish in their mid-month round up.
Rarely has Reg enjoyed a dish so much he is now insisting I make this once a week! Yes, it may not look pretty but dang, it tasted awesome. I just had to share and there is still time for you to participate! You can find the recipe here.
That is all the news for now. I am officially signing off for the weekend to rest, recover and maybe go on a foodie adventure or two. Have a great weekend!
I voted “who’s cookbook?” LOL!
We don’t subscribe to cable or satelite, so I don’t keep up with those shows. Not missing them either 😉
I think I would prefer you to review a more substantial cookbook, something simple but nutritious maybe?
Just a thought!
I’m not sure about this one. There seems to be more Hollywood type celebrities capitalizing on their fame to sell cookbooks or cooking shows (Debi Mazar-Extra Virgin, Cooking Channel). I wonder how much cooking these celebs actually do and are they credible in the kitchen? I’m thinking they got some pretty swanky looking kitchens equipped with a personal chef or two LOL.
I guess I’m meh on this one, I like Eva Longoria, but prefer cookbooks published by celebrity chefs vs. hollywood. That being said, if you’re not paying for the book, I say go for it, I’m actually quite curious as to what she has to contribute to the culinary world, I’m sure she has some tasty cuisine to offer with her Tejano/Latin American background.
Suzie Ridler says
Alex, the Canadian Living cookbook may be the one you are looking for. I’ll be reviewing that soon.
I am not one for popular culture but I do tire of books that are just recipes and no stories. Stories are the best!
Ava, it’s a good question. The review on Amazon does say how much she loves to make her own food and cook for family but I know. I often wonder if that tiny little woman eats anything?
It is very different which is why I was curious but your opinions really help. If people are all “meh” about it but I get it and it’s fantastic, wouldn’t that be amazing?
Anna C says
Susie, I’m with Ava on this one, if it’s a freebie, go for it. Although there is no doubt that Eva Longoria has a passion for food. Doesn’t she own a restaurant?
Suzie Ridler says
Anna, I think I will probably do it. I got a strong 50% that said “Yes!” and the other 50% is all over the place so I think I am going to go for it. She did own around 32% of a restaurant but it has filed for bankruptcy so I guess she is trying something new.