I had the chance to travel to Santa Fe on June 10, to attend the awards luncheon for the Southwest Book Design and Production Awards. Hosted by the New Mexico Book Association, it was a fun and casual event with a great group of people, some of them now new friends. The Braces Cookbook 2: Comfort Food with a Gourmet Touch (Pamela Waterman and Amee Hoge) took 2nd Place Finalist honors in the Lifestyle category. You know it’s all because of the awesome food styling and photography by Chef Amee Hoge, who put the “gourmet touches” on all my recipes, and the beautiful colors and layout design by Michele DeFilippo of 1106 Design, Phoenix AZ.
What a plus to have full-color photography in a cookbook! That’s why we’re planning to issue a new edition of our first cookbook, The Braces Cookbook: Recipes You (and Your Orthodontist) Will Love, with food styling and photography again by Chef Amee Hoge – lucky us! Stay tuned – we’re thinking the book will be available to pre-order in late 2011 for delivery in late January 2012 (seems odd to even write that date…)