Posts Tagged ‘Announcements’

Food Blogger Prop Swap 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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Have you ever been to a restaurant and while waiting for your meal to arrive, someone else’s meal at a nearby table came and it smelled so good or it looked so beautiful going by that you just had to sneak a peek? (I know I can’t be the only one, lol.)

Kind-of like the impulse to look at someone else’s food, I love looking at other food blogger’s props. And drooling over not only the food they’re serving, but what they’re serving it on.

Along those lines, I was pretty excited about the Food Blogger Prop Swap. (more…)

The Announcement I’ve Been Waiting One Year to Make!

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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I’m trying not to bounce off the walls ceiling as I write this because I’m so excited.

I’ve been working on a project with the fabulous Alyssa of Everyday Maven for the past year and a half. (Literally.) And I’ve been dying to share what we’ve been up to with all of you for at least the past year, lol.

Now it’s finally time!!!

If you’re feeling snacky, this is a good time to grab a cup of joe and/or something to munch on because this post is a little on the long side…and you don’t want to miss it! (more…)

Writing a Book, Part 6: Promoting Your Book

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

booksforsaleThis is the final post in my Writing a Book blog series; if you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading! If authoring a book is a goal of yours, I hope I’ve given you inspiration and information on how to achieve it.

The final topic I’m going to discuss is how to promote your book, which is just as important as all the work you’ve done for your book up to this point. You might write a truly great book, but unless people know about it, it’s not much good to anyone. Here are some promotional ideas to get you started. (more…)

Middle Eastern Magic: My New Column on Honest Cooking

Friday, February 1st, 2013

DSC_6597(small)I snapped this photo at a market in Damascus in spring 2011.

I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be writing my own column called Middle Eastern Magic on Honest Cooking! Please head over to read my introduction, where I talk about what I’ll be sharing there. (Thank you for the opportunity, Honest Cooking!)

Writing a Book, Part 5: Writing Your Book

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

DSC_0264(small)You might have already guessed, but I’ll come out and say it: I’m pretty organized. I like lists…for groceries, errands, life goals, and everything in between. Folded towels and sorted flatware drawers, closets neatly arranged. I can’t help it, that’s my happy place. That’s not to say that everything is always in its place, but when it is, I feel content. (Think Monica from Friends; and yes, I know this is enough to drive the Rachels and Phoebes out there up the wall, lol.) For better or worse, this really, really helped me when I was writing my first cookbook.

I know not everyone finds it as fun (yes, fun, lol) to organize as I do, which is why I wanted to share a few organizing tips I have that relate to writing a book. (more…)

Writing a Book, Part 4: Your Contract, In Plain English

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

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So now that you decided you want to write a book, wrote your proposal, and found a publisher, you need to know how to understand the contract they’ll be sending your way. I wasn’t always a food blogger (although for me it definitely feels otherwise!); I graduated law school as a Juris Doctor. Now, normally I would say that along with $3.00 will get me a cup of coffee at Starbucks, but this is one real-life situation where having a law degree under my belt actually helped me immensely.

Not only can I translate my own contract from legalese into plain English, but I can negotiate my own terms. In case anyone out there is working agent-free the way I was (the way I still am, actually), below I’ve listed a few important contractual terms to look for and whether or not (in my experience) you can usually negotiate each specific term. (more…)

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2012

twinkleImage Source: Lisa Leonard Blog

I’m praying for peace on earth. xo

A Day of Remembrance

Monday, December 17th, 2012

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Bakery-Style Frosted Brownies {And the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy & Helping Those in Need}

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

I thought I knew about the destruction and havoc that natural disasters could wreak.

I’m familiar with snowstorms that come bearing five-foot-high-walls of snow, and personally knowing people (dear family and friends) who have been snowed onto the highway for two or three days straight, with little or no food or water, no place to go to the bathroom, and no way to contact loved ones once their cell phones die.

And I lived in Florida for three years during law school, so I’m no stranger to hurricanes either.

But this was a real wake-up call.

Hurricane Sandy has affected so many people, in ways that are just unthinkable to most of us. (more…)

An Edible Mosaic Cookbook Launch!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

There’s no way I can sit still right now. I can’t stop jittering (and that’s before any caffeine!). I’m too excited to eat. I actually feel like heading out into our 30-degree-Fahrenheit weather and going for a run…and I am so not a runner, lol.

My cookbook is out!!!

It has over 100 authentic Middle Eastern recipes (with photos!), mostly taught to me by my wonderful mother-in-law, Sahar, during the time I spent in the Middle East after marrying. If you’re like me and you enjoy Middle Eastern food but didn’t grow up learning how to cook it, I explain things in an approachable way that is easy to follow – so this book is for you! (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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