UPDATE: And we have a potlucky blog reader with a signed cookbook in hand. Congratulations David Sprintis! He’ll be making the Crispy Sweet & Spicy Pork Belly with kimchi & crushed peanuts. With a 10 pound slab of belly from Heritage waiting in his freezer. Money! We can’t wait.
Be the first person (other than Michael!) to have a freshly-printed and signed copy of Michael’s Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat. This Friday.
In honor of the February 15 release of his debut cookbook, Books & Books Coral Gables will be hosting the author’s Miami launch party at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19 complete with a talk and Q&A with the newly-published chef. For the food and drink part, we decided to turn the tables and give Michael a break for once! Instead of the author cooking, we are offering a handful of his most devoted supporters an advance copy with one caveat: Michael will assign you a dish to make at home and bring for guests to enjoy at the event. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate a volume that is all about sharing great meals with the people we love, than to make this a collaborative effort. (His family is not off the hook, by the way!) To thank our blog readers in Miami, we have saved a slot for one of you to get potlucky.If you live in the South Florida area and are interested, please let us know in the comment section below by 12:00 noon this Friday, January 21 — a deadline by when you must also be subscribed to our blog (I will be cross referencing!) We will pick at random and announce a winner at 3:00 p.m. that afternoon, and the cookbook will be ready and waiting at our bar during Happy Hour to be claimed.
We have a lot to be thankful for… There will be more giveaways announced for our out of town supporters, but it’s only right that Michael start the party with some local love. Good luck and godspeed.