If there is one thing that I wished I really liked it would be riding a bike. For some reason I never was bit by the bike riding bug. Sure I road a two-wheeler around my neighborhood as a kid but once those days were over, my mom would have to beg me to go on bike rides. I found the hills too difficult for my stick legs to pump up and my bony butt (at that time at least) would hurt from the constant bouncing on downhills.
Unlike me, Foodie Underground founder, Anna Brones loves biking. She also loves good, real, simple and homecooked food. So she decided to put the two together and write a book about them. Inspired writing, passion and a successful Kickstarter campaign later, The Culinary Cyclist was born.
For the December festive season, The Kale Project is giving away a signed-copy of the book (to anyone in the world!) PLUS Anna has a holiday special right now for Buy 3 for $20 USD. It’s basically 3 books for the price of 2. Order by December 15 if you want them before Christmas. A great stocking stuffer or a nice present to let a friend know that you are thinking of them. How can you resist a Baked Egg in Avocado or Cardamom Current Scones?
In Anna’s own words:
1. It’s a cookbook, which means that, as long as the person uses the recipes, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
2. You’re empowering people to think more about “slow living.” Couldn’t we all use a few more bike rides and home cooked meals in our everyday life?
3. You’re supporting independent media. This isn’t for sale on Amazon people. Or at Wal-Mart for that matter. This was a project of love and two wheels.
I think the most admirable thing is that Anna had an idea and a passion for two things and did something about it. And of course because Anna loves kale just as much as I do (it’s how we first met of course), I asked her to answer a few questions about her love of kale.
What does kale taste like in one-sentence?
Completely depends on how you prepare it! Somewhere between green and delicious.
When was the first time you had kale?
I was raised as a hippy baby by a Swedish mother that believed in whole foods, it was probably in my oatmeal. Just kidding. Actually I can’t remember, it has been sticking out of my backpack biking home from farmers market as long as I can remember.
What’s your favorite way to eat kale?
Panfried in coconut oil so it’s just a tad crispy on the outer leaves, sprinkled with sea salt and pepper, topped with a fried egg.
If you were introducing kale to a kale-virgin, how would you prepare it?
Panfried or in chip form; everyone likes to eat something that feels unhealthy but is actually really good for them.
For a chance to win your copy of The Culinary Cyclist, leave a comment telling me where you think the best spot is for a bike ride. Giveaway ends Friday, December 13, Midnight EST. And if you can, like Foodie Underground on Facebook. I promise you will not be disappointed.