(ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ About Showdown Comfort Food

RELEASE DATE: 5/2/2017

AUTHOR: Jenn de la Vega

PUBLISHER: Page Street Publishing, distributed by MacMillan. Member of  1% for the Planet.  1% of sales go to environment charities each year.

DESCRIPTIONIf ever there was a cookbook on a particular food from a certain region, most people would associate competition-worthy barbecue from a Southern chef. Chef and caterer Jenn de la Vega is out to change your mind about that. Known on the competition circuit and for her blog, Randwiches, Jenn creates uniquely flavorful and approachable barbecue.

Make eccentric, yet mouth-watering barbecue with or without a smoker, including the specialty side dishes, sauces and pickles that go along with them. This competition cook goes one step further to provide recipes for what to do with the leftovers, too. This book has 100 recipes and 60 photos.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Jenn de la Vega is community manager at Flipboard, editor-at-large of Put A Egg On It: Tasty Zine! and runs Randwiches, an award-winning experimental food blog and catering service. Jenn loves talking about food situations, digital art and technology. She has appeared on Guy’s Grocery Games on Food Network and ChefShock with Justin Warner on Twitch.

PRESS CONTACT: Aimee Bianca, aimee@ycmedia.com

EVENT CONTACT: Jenn de la Vega, randwiches@gmail.com

LINKS:

  • Website: www.randwich.es
  • instagram.com/randwiches
  • facebook.com/randwiches
  • twitter.com/randwiches

Press

Upcoming Showdown Comfort Food Tour Dates

6/10/2017 Union Square Greenmarket (Demo)  

6/10/2017 Union Square Greenmarket (Demo)

 

6/24/2017 Barnes & Noble in Palmdale, CA (RSVP)

6/24/2017 Barnes & Noble in Palmdale, CA (RSVP)

7/9/2017 - Eat Your Words on Heritage Radio with Cathy Erway

7/9/2017 - Eat Your Words on Heritage Radio with Cathy Erway

7/6/2017 Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA (RSVP)

7/6/2017 Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA (RSVP)

Fancy Words about Showdown

“Jenn is the kind of author who makes you feel like you are winning just because you have the privilege of reading her text. Compound that with the fact that you can cook her food... and you feel like a leprechaun mounted on a gilded unicorn somehow snowboarding down a rainbow with an edible pot of gold, or chili, awaiting you at the final destination.” — Justin Warner, Food Network Judge & author of "The Laws of Cooking: And How to Break Them."

"Jenn de la Vega's writing,  recipes and cooking competition stories are perfectly paired with her personality: Full of joy, undeniably spunky, a little spicy, and adorkably quirky."-Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer Co-Founder

“Only the competition-honed mad genius of Jenn de la Vega’s culinary mind could make pork rind ‘crust’ an essential part of your new meatball recipe routine. Her cookbook is FUNdamental.” —Jameson Fink, Senior Digital Editor, Wine Enthusiast

"These cravetastique, flavorful recipes are making me salivate! Jenn is a consummate expert in the field of crave-able dishes and this book is chock full of them. I can randomly open it to any page, make that dish, and then feel satisfied from head-to-toe.”— Lisa Q. Fetterman, CEO and Founder of Nomiku, Bestselling Author of "Sous Vide at Home"

"I'm a big fan of Jenn de la Vega's food and have enjoyed cheering her on for years. Her genuine enthusiasm for making and sharing food is undeniable – if it's all about how you play the game, Jenn is constantly winning.” —Adam J. Kurtz, bestselling artist & author of “Pick Me Up”

"Jenn's approach to cooking is a source of inspiration; she has the ability to spin comfort food classics and elevate them into something totally new. Additionally, her recipes are easy to follow, and include classic techniques that are simplified for the home cook. Whether you are just learning to cook, or have been at it for years, this book has something for everyone!”— Molly Adams, Senior Food Editor of The FeedFeed

“Jenn's unabashed love of food is contagious!”— Kathryn Tomajan, Olive Oil Maker & Founder of Eat Retreat

"Jenn is a force in the kitchen.  If you are looking to Take Down your next meal, look no further.  Jenn's delightful voice, humor and passion for making the most of what you have on hand or that tackling that challenging ingredient, will guide you expertly to a great dish time and time again.”— Rose Lawrence, Founder of Red Bread

“My first experience with Jenn's food was when she showed up for an event and proceeded to make ‘randwiches’—randomly assorted sandwiches made on the spot that were all delicious. If you're interested in throwing your notions of culinary traditions into a blender and picking up some hot tips from competition—and then ending up with something delicious, you'll enjoy”— Chris Muscarella, Co-founder of Field Company

“Gotta love the secret ingredient in each of these recipes; Jenn de la Vega's give it all you got approach to food and life.”— Heather Marold Thomason, founder of Oppa Gastronomia

"Jenn is basically the LeBron James of cooking competitions. When she's on her game, all you can do is marvel at her creativity and culinary skills.”— Keith Wagstaff, Journalist