Artisan Pizza Dough and Focaccia Tutorial

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I was hoping to announce the official release of my book this week, but, alas and alack, technical difficulties arose. I am hoping to make the announcement within the next two or three weeks, though. I truly want it available for holiday shopping because it would make a great gift for people into traveling or cooking. Keep your fingers crossed!BTW, here’s a sneak peek of the cover: I’m so pleased with the way it looks!A bit more about the book: It has over 50 authentic Bavarian/Franconian recipes. Most of the recipes are from my German “mom” Hilde, who taught me much of what I know about the food and cooking methods in the area. Several of the recipes and stories in the book you may have seen in some form or other as part of various blog posts.So, it’s a cookbook, yes, but it’s more. I have surrounded the recipes in the book with my photos and with stories about what I’ve learned traveling and living in Germany, including the culture and language. Here’s the back-cover blurb for the finished book:

“Traditional food of any region is integral to its culture, and so it is with Bavaria, Germany‚Äôs southernmost state, and Franconia in the north of Bavaria.

American writer and photographer Karren Doll Tolliver is an avid home cook, and she has collected numerous family recipes from real-life home cooks in Germany. Here she presents their recipes, variations and insider techniques.

Drawing from her years of living in Germany, Karren describes local cultural points, history and language through personal stories that provide a tradition-rich framework for each dish. read more

ATFT: Czech Recipes Cookbook Available Now on Amazon!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to announce that my book is ready. There are 24 pages and nine recipes. There are lots of travel stories and photos from my trip earlier this year that journaled here. The price is a mere $12.99 for a hard copy and $9.99 for the downloadable version. I’m so glad I got this out there so you’d have an option to buy it for the travelers, photographers, writers and readers, not to mention cooks, on your holiday shopping list.

You can buy it on Amazon.com.
SmCoverRight now you can only buy it online – and I want to assure you that the web site is very secure and very reputable. I did my homework so you wouldn’t have to worry. Later, probably in December, you will be able to buy a copy at the Progress Energy Art Gallery where I work. I will let you know when that happens. For now, check it out online. read more