It’s no wonder Workman’s marketing department regularly asks Emily Adams to field test its cookbooks. The Third Place bookseller is so competently game in the kitchen (we’re talking roasted chicken with preserved lemons and fresh cheese with home-made fresh fig jam-game) and is so great at documenting what she makes on her blog (favorite line: “I took great pride in squooshing the cheese into ring molds to drain, then wrapping each little piece and having them actually hold their shapes!”), we are full and happy, vicariously. Adams recently tried out Workman’s big fall cookbook, Mourad New Moroccan, and hosted a Moroccan dinner party for her friends with the trial (Workman gave her $75 for ingredients). She blogs about it here, a post that should come with a warning for its vivid descriptions of spiced almonds, piquillo-almond spread, sesame parfait and chocolate gingersnaps. Emily Adams’ friends: You are so LUCKY!
We hear that Christina Claassen from Village Books and Suzanne Droppert of Liberty Bay Books are also field testing the cookbook, so it might be a good time to cozy up to them if you’re in the neighborhood.
The book comes out in late October.