making of a cookbook

After announcing preorders of my book last week (shameless plug if you haven’t yet preordered!), I had a few readers ask what a CSA was and why I’d written a book about it. According to the USDA: CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland […]

October 20 2014      27 comments     Linda Ly
Jardín   Libros

Whoa, what just happened here? A few weeks ago, I revealed the cover (and the making) of my forthcoming book, The CSA Cookbook. (This is the final one going to print!) And today… I am stoked and so. fired. up. (!!!) to announce the book is finally available for preorder! Sometimes it feels like I […]

October 13 2014      33 comments     Linda Ly

Every time I wrap up another phase of my cookbook, it always feels so, so close yet so, so far away. We’re still months (like, six months) from the official release, but since half that time is spent in printing, we’re much closer to the finish line than it seems. This week, the blurbs are […]

September 10 2014      38 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Trabajo

Of all the cookbook shoots Will and I worked on over the course of five months, the two weeks that we spent in Northern California this past spring were among my favorite… and mostly because it felt like we were vacationing, not working. I mean, when your office for the week is on top of […]

August 6 2014      17 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Libros   Trabajo

Before a cookbook was ever even a glimmer in the back of my mind, I’d always envisioned cookbook shoots to be high-intensity, elaborate affairs requiring a village to create. And in some cases, this is true. My hubby Will used to recount that in his early days of photography, fresh out of school, he assisted […]

July 23 2014      18 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Libros   Trabajo

Nearly six months after I announced my first book deal, the manuscript’s been turned in, the interior pages have been mocked up, and the cover’s thisclose to being finalized. (We’re hoping to wrap it up this month!) It has been a crazy, crazy ride this year, and it’s not over yet. I kept thinking that […]

June 10 2014      20 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Libros   Trabajo

Before I dive into the details, I’ll get straight to the story first: I signed a book deal! (There it is on the table, done and done.) And… It’s a cookbook! Typing out those words is something I still can’t believe. I’ve been sitting on this news for a few months and it should’ve been […]

January 27 2014      78 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Libros   Trabajo