I don’t often use this space for anything other than my musings on crisis communication and the crisis of the day. This is no crisis. My wife and are so blessed to have three incredibly talented adult children and nine grandchildren. Our daughter Ashley Rodriguez (introduced here before) is a top food blogger (best cooking blog according to Saveur magazine) and now a cookbook author. (Her award winning blog is notwithoutsalt.com)
Her first cookbook, Date Night In by Running Press is available for pre-order on Amazon and officially released on December 23. But even as a pre-order only, it is inching up Amazon’s best seller lists!
So, sure I’m proud! (She’s a much better writer than her wanna be dad! and gets most of her talent from her incredible mom).
Date Night In is more than just a bunch of great recipes. Ashley is a fabulous food photographer, teaching classes on food photography and having her work in most of the major food publications and websites. In this book she reveals with striking candor and vulnerability the challenges of keeping love in marriage alive in the busyness of raising kids and professional careers. She gives some great advice that has inspired me to try to be a better husband as well.
Apologize for this brief personal and even somewhat commercial post, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t pass on to you a great Christmas (or early Valentines Day) suggestion.