4/27/11

Saveur's Best Food Blog Awards Nomination!


I have some good news! Bon Appetempt has been nominated under the "Best Culinary Essay" category in Saveur's Best Food Blog Awards! So, first off: I want to say thank you for those who nominated the essay! Thank you very very much! Secondly, I'd like to report that Grandma has read the essay, which I printed out and mailed to her, and she has since written me a letter in which the topic comes up, eventually. Three paragraphs in, she finally says: "I enjoyed the Blog [sic]. I would be interested in the response the readers had." Awwwwwww. Those are high praises from my grandma!

And so before I ask for your vote, I thought now would be as perfect a time as any to post what I find to be a fairly hilarious video of the Kitchen Visit with Grandma in progress. Allow me to set the clip up for you: We are making pizzelles. My mom and I begin pressing the dough in the duo of pizzelle presses set up in the dining room—Mom has brought her press over today to help, but as you will see, it's a little rusty and needs a bit of, well, tweaking. Meanwhile, I am chasing the perfect pizzelle, which to me means one that is the exact size of the mold, but on my path to this perfect pizzelledom, I’m losing some dough that’s popping out of the sides of the press. Grandma disagrees with this method as it is "wasting" dough. Well, you'll see:

Anyway, if you feel so inclined: Vote for the essay here! You have to sign up, but it's painless and easy(!). Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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21 comments:

jeana sohn said...

SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!! you deserve it, amelia!

Matthew said...

Love it!!!!

Mary Anne said...

I am soooooooo happy for you! They were right to nominate you. You totally deserve it!! Voting now!

Jodi said...

Just voted!!!

(Also love how matt was almost ignored by grandma...so tension filled!! will she answer?!)

Matthew said...

Jodi: Totally. I remember asking the question and waiting, thinking "she's scraping her pizzelle iron -- she doesn't have time for my questions." But then... she answered.

Heather Taylor said...

You truly deserve this. yay!!

Meister @ The Nervous Cook said...

I was so excited to see that post on the ballot. Seriously so deserved—it is a lovely essay.

Jennifer said...

Woohoo! I love your blog - congrats!!

sara said...

congratulations on a well-deserved nomination!

amelia said...

awwwwwwww. thank you!!!

Melissa Levin said...

So amazing! I voted! Hope you win!!

Kimberley said...

So exciting! Congrats to you. The essay reminds me a little of my grandma, who can sadly no longer cook. But on our last visit, she gave me explicit permission to use any of her recipes in my "book." (That would be my blog.) And she assured me that no one would come after my over copyright issues regarding her recipes.

amelia said...

awwww @Kimberley that is so funny/cute/adorable.

Garrett said...

Congrats! It's an excellent piece. ;)

Andrea said...

Our family has voted!

Vivier said...

i voted!!! xoxo

Megan Taylor said...

Just voted GIRL!

amelia said...

thanks sooooooo much!!!

Fashion Intel said...

Way to go! Voted for you of course!

Luisa said...

Your grandma is the cutest. Really. And yip yip, I voted for you!

amelia said...

@everyone above: THANK YOU!!!