Several months back, I was asked to write an article for our local foodie mag, Edible Austin.
My 15 Minutes
To say that I was excited would be putting it very, VERY mildly.
I have loved this magazine for a long time… it's so earthy and tasty and full of every yummy thing that is Austin. What's more, I have, since I was a very little girl, always dreamed that one fine day I'd see my name in print – that I'd have something to say that was worthy of print, that is.
Now in all my silly school girl imaginings, I thought it would be on a children's book, or better still a novel… but I'm a (very blessed) mom and that means that frankly by the end of the day I'm lucky if I can string together two coherent sentences, let alone a novel.
So I figured it would be a while, if ever, that I'd see my name in publication.
Even after Edible Austin asked for my article, I had my doubts as to whether they'd actually print it. I felt pretty sure that they'd weigh my handful of words against the amazing writers, chefs, restaurant owners and visionary farmers that grace their pages and find me lacking.
So imagine my surprise to find, while standing in line at Whole Foods with three cranky kids and an armful of grocery bags that there's a beautiful, smart magazine with my byline in it.
And you know while it's not the great American novel that my eager college-girl self envisioned one day publishing, I have to say, if my claim to printed fame ends up being a small story about family and tradition and the foods that bind us together… well it just doesn't get more delicious than that!
We're giving stuff away today over at the Ranch!