March 1st is the official pub date for my new cookbook, Foods and Flavors of San Antonio, and I'm having a month-long blog party, a Fiesta of Foods and Flavors
to celebrate the birth. I'll be starting the party off with margaritas and a birthday cake. Every day will feature lots of Tex-Mex food; some from my new cookbook and some from fiesta foodies who are already coming to the party and bringing food to share.
I'm not supposed to mention this until after the event is over (shhh--don't tell my publisher; they want me to focus exclusively on the birth of my new cookbook), but I just can't keep a secret. Never could. (This used to drive my daughters crazy. I'd buy them presents for their birthday, then I was so excited about the present, thinking about how much they'd like it, that I'd either tell them what it was or give it to them before their birthday.) The original Tex-Mex recipes that foodies are bringing to the party are being compiled into a new cookbook. Since food is for sharing, this new cookbook is going to be a fundraiser for the San Antonio Food Bank. As many of you know, I'm very outspoken about the hunger crisis and this is my small way of helping feed hungry people in my own community. Foodies have generously submitted over 100 recipes so far for the party, and the cookbook, but I'm about 200 recipes short of a cookbook.
If you'd like to share your Tex-Mex food for the party, and your original recipes for the fundraising cookbook, please send me an email at email@example.com with the link to your recipe. It doesn't have to be a new post; it just has to be Tex-Mex. A photo
of each dish will be featured, round-up style, along with your name and links to your blog and your recipe. You can submit as many recipes as you'd like.
Even though the party hasn't started, and the cookbook isn't officially published yet, it's available in bookstores and at Amazon. Since you know that I give presents early, I'm giving away two copies of my cookbook this month, one here at Cookbook Cuisine and the other at Foods and Flavors of San Antonio (with six chances to win). Winners will be picked tomorrow on each blog so you still have a chance to win.
Leave me a comment either on this post, or on one or both of the above-linked posts. For today only, you have three chances; one for each comment on each post. Oh, heck, it's a birthday: Here's another chance. Blog about the Fiesta birthday party for my cookbook, then leave another comment with the link to your post. Next month, you have a new chance to win my cookbook, along with a San Antonio T-shirt and refrigerator magnets.
You're all invited to the birthday party for my new cookbook. Come on over to Foods and Flavors of San Antonio on March 1st, and every day in March, and let's party!