Thursday, January 24, 2013

What I'm reading right now...

I arrived home yesterday, feeling not so good...I have been sick all week...but when I saw the small cardboard box leaning against my front door, I forgot, for just a moment, the generally crappy feeling that had consumed me all week. 

After ripping the box open, like a child at Christmas, I saw the new addition to my library...I immediately ran upstairs, grabbed my blanket and poured over every page of that book.  So, you might be thinking...Justice Sonia Sotomayor's new memoir, "My Beloved World"?...or maybe I had ordered my spectacularly talented friend, Wiley Cash's book A Land More Kind Than Home (already done that : ) and you should too) am reading a beautiful, inspiring, creativity inducing...cookbook.  Yes...I said "cookbook".  What Katie Ate is gorgeous from the the the beautiful the endearing personal tidbits from the author, Katie Quinn Davies.

I LOVED it all! 

I didn't just want to cook after looking through this book...I wanted to create ...anything...AND everything.  What's better than that?

Katie Quinn Davies was born in Ireland, but now lives in Australia.  She works as a food photographer, blogger (What Katie Ate is also the name of her blog)  and now author : )  You can really tell that she is an artist at heart.  That is why every page looks like a work of art.  I already have a couple weeks worth of meals picked out. 
Here are just a few of my favorite things-

{the typography- old typewriter font combined with script}

{the beautiful photography- honestly...every picture is stunning}
{not one white page- the pages look to be littered with crumbs and stains}
{every page is filled with vibrant colors, sharp contrasts in light, amazing textures...and an absolutely amazing attention to detail}

I can't wait to make-

{boysenberry, blackberry and almond praline crumble}
{Vietnamese salad with crispy pork belly}
{Aussie chile burgers}
{sizzling shrimp}
{strawberry, banana and ginger smoothies}

You can order What Katie Ate here.  If you love food...and photography...and won't be disappointed : )

(all images displayed here are photographs of the images in the book.  All original photos were taken by Katie Quinn Davies)
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