Jenni L. Walsh Loves Ancient Rome & Crockpots

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This week, in honor of Crystal’s soon-to-be-published novel FEAST OF SORROW, which gave me such a vivid and enticing glimpse into Ancient Rome, we are attempting to recreate meals inspired by the Apicius Cookbook (aka the man who created the first ever book of recipes). So far this week, Amy and Lynn have done a stellar job. And me… well, I’d like to apologize in advance to all the foodies and Ancient Rome enthusiasts out there…

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I Cooked Like a Roman!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For this post, here are a few things you ought to know about me: Outside of writing, I don’t have an ounce of artistic inclination. I’m not a cook. I mean, yes, I sometimes rearrange, mix, and heat food, but I don’t have any clue beyond the basic of basic skills. I could sustain myself easily on the same three or four go-to meals for my entire life. See points…

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Chef Amicius In The Kitchen: Channeling my Inner Apicius

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This week, in honor of the soon-to-be-published novel FEAST OF SORROW by our very own Crystal King, we are trying out recipes from the cookbook she is releasing as a companion to her debut. I love to cook, or I should say I loved to cook, until I moved to New York. Then I admit I got into a bit of a slump, tempted by take-out and frustrated by the size…

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How Testing (and Tasting!) Recipes Shaped My Novel

Monday, April 17, 2017

This week the Debs are testing out the recipes of Apicius, ahead of Crystal’s launch week. I was SO excited when my fellow Debs all agreed to do a fun experiment for this week–to make a recipe inspired by the ancient gourmand, Apicius, who is the protagonist in my forthcoming (only 8 days away!!) novel, FEAST OF SORROW.  The world’s oldest known cookbook bears the name Apicius, and while it…

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Penguin Pie

It is food and cooking week here at the Ball, and I’ve enlisted Random Penguin to help me share the pie crust recipe handed down to me by my very busy mother. I should make it clear that I am not an Iron Chef type cook. My kitchen utensils are pretty much limited to a wooden spoon and a can opener. I also don’t have time these days to putter…

Monday, February 11, 2013
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Deb Dana’s “Very Slightly Messy Manual”

As you may recall from one of my earlier posts, I have a semi-problematic cookbook addiction. Rather than accept responsibility for my problem, I am going to shift the blame onto someone else: my brother. Several birthdays ago (as in, ahem, approximately 23 birthdays ago), my brother bought me my very first cookbook, KidsCooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual, published by Klutz Press. The book came with a set of…

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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News Flash, August 30

Deb Kristina is thrilled to announce her second novel, THE LIFE YOU’VE IMAGINED, will be released in August 2010. It’s about three friends and a mother who learn to cope with life as it is (not as they planned) in Haven, Michigan. Deb Meredith will be at the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend. If you’re in Atlanta, you can catch her on a mystery panel Sunday September 6 at…

Sunday, August 30, 2009
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News Flash for Sunday August 3, 2008

Deb News: After The Debs (minus Gail) finish storming San Francisco they’re off to storm NYC (at least three of them, Deb Jenny, Deb Danielle and Deb Gail) for the Backspace Conference August 7th. Deb Eileen is beyond THRILLED to have her first blurb for her upcoming YA What Would Emma Do? from one of her favorite authors. “Not since Judy Blume’s Margaret introduced herself to God has there been…

Sunday, August 3, 2008
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Mangia by Deb Jenny

There cannot be a more perfect summer food than an heirloom tomato. I anticipate the arrival of real tomatoes from late October until mid- to late- July, when I finally am able to stockpile the real deal and am left to contemplate ever more uses of the tomato while supplies last. And when they’re gone, I crave them like a junky, and resist the urge to purchase those falsely perfect…

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Here’s a Little Something to Warm You Up by Deb Mia

Now, I know you probably won’t believe me, but it’s freezing in Hawaii right now and I’m layered in fleece, double socks, and long johns as I write this. It’s getting so bad that I placed an order with LL Bean for a bunch of hats to wear when we sleep (no joke). Granted, I live up in the mountains and not at the beach, but still! This is Hawaii,…

Saturday, December 22, 2007
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