Nudie Foodies: Food Bloggers Peel for Japan
Featured Recipe: Sgroppino al Limone
As noted on their website, the Nudie Foodies “exist for the sole purpose of bringing cheeky goodness to the world.” The project was borne out of a desire to help the people of Japan recover from the devastation caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. 100% of the net profits from the sale of the book (which can be ordered here) is being donated to AmeriCares relief efforts in Japan.
After initially donating money to the cause, Linda Miller Nicholson (aka Salty Seattle) wanted to do more. I racked my brain for an idea that would really get people’s attention, but one that would still be in the realm of food and writing, my two passions, she said. I figured it would be better to stick with my strengths but I needed to up the pizzazz factor. That’s where the nude factor came in. Initially my idea was to do a calendar of people covered in their favorite foods, kind of like Calendar Girls, but it grew into a book because I wanted there to be actual usable content that would keep readers engaged beyond just a first glance at the photos.
Nudie Foodies Cookbook features 18 food bloggers peeling it off for Japan (no complete nudity), including such well-known bloggers as Brian (A Thought for Food), Greg (Sippity Sup), Jessica (Food Mayhem), and Renee (Flamingo Musings). Each blogger showcases a recipe in the book, and each nudie image features ingredients from those recipes. The book’s recipes range from entrees such as Bedazzled Turkey Legs, Roast Rack of Lamb, and Vegetarian Mixed Mushroom Pot Pie to desserts such as Strawberry & Plum Crumble, Pomegranate & Pistachio Flan, and Chocolate-Wasabi “Cheesecake.”
To do our part, we’re ordering a copy of Nudie Foodies: Food Bloggers Peel for Japan to give to one lucky Cooks&Books&Recipes reader (details below). But first we had to choose a blogger and recipe to feature here — a ridiculously difficult choice! The decision was made easier when I flipped to Nathan Hazard’s page and read his motto: “the perfect balance of rustic and highbrow” “eating out, drinking in, and always celebrating the sweetness of life.” I could not agree more. And then I saw his contribution to the book. I adore Prosecco. I adore limoncello. And I adore lavender (the scent) but had never cooked with it. Of course, Nathan’s photo is a treat for the eyes as well…
Nudie Foodies Giveaway
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[Note: Contest will close on Thursday, November 17, at midnight PST. The winners will be chosen via List Randomizer (www.random.org) and announced the following week. The contest is open only to those with U.S. mailing addresses. Cooks&Books&Recipes will send the cookbook to the winner.]
And the winner, as identified by Random.org, is Kristin, who won with her comment below. Thanks to everyone for entering!