When the lovely editor of The Runcible Spoon asked me to contribute to their holiday issue I was so stoked! The Runcible Spoon is a fab-o, super hip food zine based in Washington, D.C. The goal of the zine's founders "is to capture the pleasure of eating food and present it to you in a half-collage, half-illustrated, half-magic little magazine." For each issue (there have now been 6), a community of offbeat writers and bloggers contributes stories, restaurant reviews, and recipes "with the hope of one thing: to get you daydreaming about food, glorious food -- and cooking, of course!"
When I was approached about contributing to the fall issue, I pitched the idea of a slow cooked meat recipe which sort of signifies cold autumn football Saturdays for me. I love the idea of a slowly simmering, rich, meaty meal on the stove while cozying up on the couch to cheer for our favorite teams. Thankfully, the editor liked my idea and allowed me to contribute my original recipe featuring homemade pork meatballs made with red wine and apple cider. When I saw the finished product last week, I was so excited! The illustrations and fun collage on my page are adorable! I love the small touch of red yarn under my name, introductory paragraph, and recipe title that resembles the stitching on a football! And, I love the sweet picture of the boy and girl looking dreamily at each other coming out of the Le Creuset roasting pan.
Check out the whole zine here...it's worth the read!
Would love to know what you think. And, if you make the meatballs...how'd you like them?