I have been dying to tell you about a cookbook project that I have been involved since last September. It is really hard for me to keep a secret so I am thrilled to share the news with you today. Occasions to Gather is officially hot off the press and ready to share with the world. It is gorgeous and full of easy to make as well as delicious recipes.
This cookbook project was a collaboration that came together, thanks to Blurb and Sunset Magazine. The recipes are from me, as well as other talented food influencers from the Bay Area; Todd of Honestly Yum, Sarah of Snixy Kitchen, Paulina of Potato Chips are not Dinner and the lovely ladies at Dadascope Communications. It wouldn’t be an Occasions to Gather without Cazadores tequila to spice things up. The cookbook is full of tequila-based recipes that pair wonderfully with Mexican influenced recipes. One of our favorite margarita recipes even made the cover.
The idea behind this project was to gather people together to celebrate life over a meal. One of the most important things for Chez Us is to connect with loved ones, and over a meal is the best way to do that. Giving back to those in need is also important to us, and one of the many reasons this project spoke to us. All proceeds from the book will go to Feeding America. We have worked with Feeding America, in the past, and could not agree more that this is an organization who cares about the community. Hunger is closer than you think, and every community, even your community is facing this. It could be your co-worker or even a neighbor who is struggling to feed themselves or their family. No one should be in this situation, and we hope the proceeds of this cookbook can help feed many.
Not only is this cookbook inspirational and gorgeous to look at, the layout of the recipes is very unique. It can be tough to figure out how to pair recipes with beverages, especially tequila. Occasions To Gather makes it easier by breaking down the chapters into parings; such as a Laid Back Birthday Bash complete with margarita cake or a Picnic Lunch served with an amazing Caribbean Pork Torta or how about joining us for Poker Night complete with Avocado Margaritas. This book is full of fun ideas for your next gathering and has something for everyone.
I hope that you enjoy this cookbook and that it will inspire you to cook and share a meal with the ones you love.
Occasions to Gather is available from the Blurb Bookstore for $29.99. All proceeds from this book will benefit Feeding America.
disclaimer: I was compensated for the time as well as my recipes that were used in the cookbook project. All sales proceeds will benefit Feeding America.