It's been a few weeks coming, but here's an official post about our book coming out! Savez-vous manger les choux ? was written by Kristen Beddard and photographed by me, and features lovely illustrations by Jane Teasdale. It's a little book about planting and cooking cabbage, things I knew very little about. I do love broccoli but I've never been much of a cabbage person. I didn't grow up eating it, and honestly what used to come to my mind first when I thought cabbage was sauerkraut (don't like), unappealing boiled smelly stuff. But I loved watching Kristen cook all sorts of cabbage in all sorts of ways and then EATING it all. It confirmed once more my theory that anything, if cooked truely well, can be delicious. My favorites were the sautéed cavolo nero, the caramelized kohlrabi, the radish/avocado/mango salsa (that's right, radish is a crucifer) and the colcannon, that reminded me of my days in Amsterdam as it's pretty much the Irish version of Dutch stammpot. At any rate, the whole thing got me to see cabbage in a new light and I actually have included it to my cooking since then, so the book did serve its purpose (not getting any penny for writing that, I'm sorry to say). Savez-vous manger les choux ? was published by Marabout in France and is available in bookstores and on amazon here. I had a blast shooting it, can't wait to shoot a new cookbook next month!