From Litigation to Salivation: Long Time Attorney Publishes Cookbook Featuring Over 70 Original Recipes
1. What motivated you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and turning it into this book? A self-employed attorney who loves to spend time in the kitchen, I made the best of the 2020 global pandemic by reinventing myself in shifting direction and pursuing my passion - cooking! Since March 2020, my kitchen, or "cucina" in Italian, has offered a source of empowerment and renewal at a harrowing time when the courts were closed and when a great deal of control had been taken from me and my business, Have U Covered LLC.
2. What is it about and who is it for? I built every one of these 70 cookbook recipes as I built my law business, from scratch. This book is a testament to my upbringing and family and also the culturally diverse city in which I live, New York City. It is dedicated to my parents and grandparents, who have fed me physically, emotionally, and spiritually and to my son so he has a blueprint of recipes for his own family someday. On a larger level, this cookbook is for anyone who appreciates good food and drink and respects the process of preparing it.
3. What takeaways might the reader will be left with after reading it? Disarming the kitchen is my motto. If the pandemic taught us anything it is to be self-sufficient. Many people who lack confidence in the kitchen will be pleasantly surprised how easy to follow these recipes are, especially coming from a professional like me who has no formal culinary training, unless one accredits the College of Grandma or University of Nana.
4. How did you decide on your book's title and cover design? I knew I had to be featured in my kitchen, my happy place, and it was only fitting that I would be holding a homemade dish. When I am cooking for and entertaining family and friends it is when I am most definitely in my element and my inner happiness radiates.
5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers? Everyone has a story to tell and readers can decipher when genuine words come from the heart. Someone may not be the most prolific writer on the bookshelf, but if one is being true to oneself and their message, there is simply no competition. As with cooking, passion is the secret ingredient.
6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? I think many more people are starting to self-publish and not rely on traditional publishing outfits which may not be available for an unknown first-time author. This is a positive trend in my eyes because more voices mean more choices in the literary world.
7. What challenges did you overcome to write this book? Having to do everything on my own. As a first-time author with no formal culinary training, I was certainly navigating unchartered waters in both senses. Aside from having to everything on my own from grocery shopping to recipe developing to photographing food, and then drafting and choosing each recipe to include, it was important for me to find a patient and talented graphic designer who was in my corner. Even be, however, had no experience in publishing a book via Amazon. We both learned together, and all this thorough a pandemic when it was very easy to sulk and get off course because of everything else going on around us.
8. How would you describe your writing style? I think I am very honest, relatable and casual in writing style and many people who have read my book so far have told me that it is evident that I put a great deal of heart and soul into "From Courtroom to Cucina." By necessity, cookbooks tend to be visual with many recipe photographs, but I like to be visual and detailed even in my text descriptions so people can get a picture in their mind of a setting or thought I am trying to convey.
9. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? My book is not just a cookbook. It's a motivational story that despite the despair around you - both professionally and personally - you can always see the silver lining and unwrap your gift or talent to do something positive and help others in the process. Not only that, but you'll learn to make a mean Sunday sauce in the meantime!
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