Updates and Fun Things!

by Matt on May 16, 2011

Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted last? Here I was gonna keep this fun momentum going because there are so many exciting things happening! And you know what? I didn’t. Please forgive me? I’m going to jump right into all this because there are so many things to say!

Photo by Nikki from Pennies On A Platter. Thank you, Nikki!

Food Blogger Bakesale

The LA branch of the Food Blogger Bakesale, organized by Gaby Dalkin, was a huge sugary success! Benefitting Share Our Strength, Saturday’s bakesale was crowded, fun, energetic, and raised over $2000.00 to help end childhood hunger. It was great seeing so many friends (some twice in 1 week, for me that is RARE, heck, for anyone who lives in Los Angeles that’s rare) and participating in such a worthwhile event. The biggest gesture of gratitude goes to Gaby for tirelessly organizing the event and also to BLD for hosting it.

Photos by Rick Motzkus


On A Stick! Book Party

Fifty of our closest friends and family joined us at Border Grill for a celebration of the release of On A Stick! For those of you who made it amid all the craziness of a busy spring season, I truly thank you and I love you and your support means the world to me. Thank you for being there. And a special thanks to Border Grill for such delicious nibbles all served on a stick, naturally! I love Mary Sue and Susan, I love Leah and Peter, I love Border Grill and typing this at 6am makes me want some guacamole and sangria!

Sidenote: Yes, I realize that I get to hang out with the World’s Most Gorgeous Women and this photo proves it. Hotness times a million billion trillion. And each of these amazing women are as equally beautiful on the inside. I am so lucky!

Speaking of the book…there are book winners!

Ok, over 700 people left comments for the On A Stick! book giveaway. I AM COMPLETELY SPEECHLESS! SEVEN HUNDRED PLUS. And while I wish I had cases of cases of books to giveaway (I really wish I did, seriously!) I only have a few to share. To the winners: Nisrine, Katie, Allison, Ellie, Stacy and Lisa, your books will go out soon!

I also did a book giveaway on Design*Sponge, thank you Grace and Kristina! Winners will be announced shortly there as well!

A review

Speaking of the book again, here’s a lovely review of On A Stick! by the LA Weekly‘s food blog Squid Ink.. It’s an honor to even have it reviewed by LA Weekly and the one and only Jenn Garbee.


I’ve had friends send me snapshots of On A Stick! on display (thank you Powell’s in Portland, thank you Joe!) And now it’s not only at Barnes & Noble but also Urban Outfitters. Which makes me wanna grab a lomo and some Ray Bans and get all hip on your ass. Oops, sorry about that. Thank you, Urban Outfitters!

Powell's in Portland. Thank you Joe! We love you!

Savannah Bound

We are heading to Savannah tomorrow for a bit of fun and some running around. I fully plan on taking the Paula Deen tour and heck, maybe I’ll even show up at her doorstep and beg and annoy her into letting take a tour personally. I wanna see where the buttery magic happens. If you have any Savannah recommendations please do let me know! And yes, I’ll be missing BlogHer Food this year, I hope everyone enjoys the conference!


Speaking of running around…

Here’s a little video we made of a smoothly-operated photo shoot at our studio. Everything came together and there were no freakouts, no set collapses, no plate breakages, nada! Since everyone always asks me what happens on the set of a food shoot, well, now you can check it out for yourself!