ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Euan challenged me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and raise awareness for families living with the disease. I accepted. So, here is me with a big pot filled with ice cold water ready to take the plunge.



Thanks Euan for helping to spread the word and supporting this amazing campaign!



Alice Eats Wonderland

The time has finally come to announce the Alice Eats Wonderland Cookbook.

The classic 12 chapter storybook is filled with tea-party themed recipes throughout the storyline, including an extended Mad Hater Tea party!

Julie Van Rosendaal (Dinner With Julie) and Pierre A Lamielle (Kitchen Scraps) have teamed up to bring the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to life with a fun new Alice Eats Wonderland Cookbook coming Fall 2013 from Whitecap Books.

Julie Van Rosendaal has created recipes that will delight and distract with gorgeous step by step photos to tantalise and help make cooking easy.

The characters and illustrations have been re-imagined by illustrator Pierre A Lamielle who has given Alice a whole new Wonderland to explore.

The book is created for Alice in Wonderland fans of all ages with delightful tea party themed recipes, complete with helpful step by step instructions and photos.

It can also be enjoyed at bedtime as the complete story of Alice in Wonderland to inspire dreams tasty adventures.

Soup Sisters

Who is ready for a warm bowl of soup?
Soup Sisters is an incredible organisation started in Calgary by Sharon Hapton, but in 3 short years it has spread across the country. 
I can't say enough great things about the organisation. The monthly soup making events are held in 15 locations across the country and they are a tonne of fun with lots of laughs, lots of cooking and lots of feeling good. The organisation brings volunteers together to make large batches of soup to donate to local charities who support women and children in transitional situations who are leaving domestic violence.
They are about to reach the 100,000 bowl mark and it is coinciding with the launch of their very first cookbook published by Appetite a brand new imprint from Random House Canada. It is a compilation cookbook with recipes from chefs and volunteers and certainly has a fair number of big names as well as folks you've never heard of, but they all know how to make a bowl of soup.
Robert McCullough is the man behind Appetite. He is a legend in the Canadian culinary cookbook scene and can be credited with nearly single handedly creating most of Canada's finest cookbooks.
Soup Sisters events are a blast! I love volunteering as the chef at the events, and I was lucky enough to work on the cookbook project with Sharon and Appetite (Robert and Lindsay). I drew the illustrations and streamlined all the recipes from all the chefs. We worked hard  to create an easy to use, all in one pot soup cookbook.
The book is full of fantastic photos by the fabulously wonderful Julie Van Rosendaal of Dinner With Julie.
Here is my picture for Glam Clam Chowdére (this photo isn't in the book, Candace took it while we tested the recipe). It's perfect for fancy ladies who generally eat martinis for dinner as well as salty seadogs with hearty appetites and cold waterlogged toes. It's on page 136. So go get the book if you want the recipe. 

Written by Pierre Lamielle — October 03, 2012

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