Huge thanks to Paula Mooney, Amanda Olsen and Jonathan Aronoff at Hometowne TV for the “Meet the Author” segment they did on my book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, published by Greenpoint Press. That’s our dog Roxy barking in the background, waiting for food to fall. Hometowne TV is on Comcast channel 36 and Verizon channel 33. The recipes are all in the book. We had a lot of fun filming and then eating the props.
Thank you to Tom DiDonato at Verizon Fios for filming this Push/Pause segment on Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping.
Here is the last installment of our flourless, chocolate dessert series for Simmer by Panna Cooking. This is either the beginning or the end of my cooking-for-the-camera career. Writing is less fattening. The recipe for this flourless chocolate cake is on the Simmer site and on page 264 of my book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, published by Greenpoint Press. Click here to watch.
Here is a link to the second video we did for the Simmer app, by Panna Cooking. This time, we made chocolate pots de creme—pots of cream—or what I think of as poor man’s chocolate mousse. The recipe is from my book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, published by Greenpoint Press. Chocolate pot de creme is fast, easy and really, really delicious. I now have eight cups of it sitting in our fridge and freezer. If you want some, let me know. What made me so happy is that we used my Grandma Miriam’s old teacups. I think this would have really made her giggle although she would probably have asked me why I was making so much, why the cups didn’t match and where was my lipstick? At least I combed my hair and washed my apron. Thanks to Amy Dilsheimer Currie of Simmer and Carolyn Hough of Panetica for making it happen.
Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of recording three cooking videos for the new app Simmer by Panna Cooking. My friend Carolyn Hough of Panetica came over with her friend Amy Currie and they used various iPhones to film me in my clean apron and our kind-of-clean kitchen. We made three chocolate desserts, all gluten-free and kosher for Passover. The recipes are from my book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, published by Greenpoint Press. The Simmer app is free —whoo-hoo! Here is a link to the one we did on Persian Chocolate Bark. Stay tuned for more.
If you are looking for something to listen today, please check out the interview I did for Eat Your Words, a podcast on Heritage Network. Here’s the link to the show: http://goo.gl/0CrNJ3
Episode 209 – Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping
This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway welcomes Laura Zinn Fromm, author of the new book Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping out now on Greenpoint Press. Laura is also an accomplished editor and former Business Week Magazine reporter, but now spends a good deal of time on her blog Flawed Mom and as a contributor to The Huffington Post. Talking to Cathy about her background and journey in journalism, especially how she found that writing about food and family reinvigorated her, she shares a few stories from Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping. Laura goes on to chat about how cooking and food writing have helped her cope with stress and anxiety throughout her life, which is also a theme throughout her book. Tune in to hear Laura’s wonderful perspective on food, writing, and family. This program was brought to by Whole Foods Market.
“We all sleep, we all go to the bathroom, and we all eat. But you’re not going to talk about sleeping or going to the bathroom, because they’re boring and kind of gross, but everybody eats. So it’s like a very natural conversation starter. It’s universal.” [2:42]
“I came from a family where my mother is a fantastic cook, so I grew up eating these wonderful meals, no matter what.” [8:30]
“I find that in times of stress cooking huge relief.” [9:58]
–Laura Zinn Fromm on Eat Your Words