Today is an exciting day! I’m announcing the wonderful bloggers and content creators who are participating in the Wild Drinks & Cocktails Blog Tour.
Over the next month you can visit these sites to see recipes from the cookbook, read and listen to interviews with yours truly, and enter cool giveaways.
Plus, these sites are amazing and you’ll want to check them out, anyway…
Wild Drinks & Cocktails Blog Tour Lineup
Meet the tour hosts! My deepest gratitude to these talented people whose websites and projects continually inspire me in the realm of food, drink, herbs, foraging, wildcrafting, and gardening.
11/4: Erik Knutzen & Kelly Coyne of Root Simple. One of the most inspiring couples I know, Kelly and Erik are mavens of DIY living and the authors of The Urban Homestead and Making It. They’re prolific bloggers and podcasters and I always learn something new and practical from their work. I enjoyed getting to know them when Erik and I were classmates in the UC Master Food Preserver program. It’s an honor to be on their podcast!
11/5: Colleen Codekas of Grow Forage Cook Ferment. Colleen’s blog captured my heart from the moment I saw the title. Whether she’s making elderberry mead or foraging for chanterelles, she has a knack for making homesteading and permaculture endeavors approachable.
11/6: Alissa Walker of Gizmodo. I admire Alissa‘s tireless curiosity and advocacy in service of making our city of LA – and other cities around the world – a better place to live. If you care about urbanism, design, living car-free, and walking (with a side of gelato), then you already know Alissa, or you want to.
11/9: Amber Shehan of Pixie’s Pocket. I adore this herbalist and homebrewer’s pixie spirit and fun recipes, like this recent Spiced Chai Wine. Plus she’s really thoughtful, as demonstrated in her excellent post on conscious drinking.
11/10: Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. Marisa is the illustrious blogger and author of Food in Jars and Preserving by the Pint. But she’s also, I’ve learned, incredibly kind and generous. Besides writing, she teaches live and online classes that’ll turn anyone into a confident canner.
11/12: Michele Graham of Cider & Rye. I met Michele on Instagram, where she posts beautiful, pensive photos of nature, the seasons, and drinks. How could I not fall in love?! Every recipe of hers makes me gasp in delight, from Purslane Lemonade Margaritas to Elderberry Ginger Sours.
11/13: Joel MacCharles & Dana Harrison of Well Preserved. “Make Something, and Share it!” is Dana and Joel’s mission, and this talented and creative couple do so much to inspire and teach folks about food, preserving, and sustainability. I eagerly await the release of their Batch cookbook!
11/18: Jayme Marie Henderson of Holly & Flora. What can I say, Jayme’s work is simply gorgeous. She’s a professional sommelier, creative cocktail crafter, and urban farmer. Any time I need a dose of inspiration, I look at the fresh, colorful images and recipes on her blog and Instagram.
11/19: Kristy Gardner of She Eats. Kristy isn’t just an advocate for local, organic food. She’s a funny and snappy writer, she’s a fabulous food stylist, and she loves bourbon. And did I mention she has a forthcoming book called Cooking with Cocktails?!
11/23: Autumn Giles of Autumn Makes & Does. When I met her at an herbalist conference, I knew that writer, food preserver, gluten-free cook, and cocktail crafter Autumn Giles was a woman after my own heart. Her forthcoming cookbook Beyond Canning is going to be amazing.
11/23: Kate Payne of The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking. I really admire how Kate empowers people to be self-sufficient, creative, and confident in the home and kitchen. Her blog and books (The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking and The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen) are filled with her friendly voice, practical advice, and budget-minded tips. She’s also my awesome co-conspirator at the Food Swap Network.
11/24: Elana Lepkowski of Stir and Strain. Elana’s seasonal and classic cocktail recipes show you that it’s totally possible to make impressive and fun cocktails at home. Her Smoky Sage Punch is a personal favorite. And every Monday she offers up a great roundup of Booze News.
11/30: Dina Falconi of Foraging & Feasting. Of all the wild food books on my shelf, Dina’s Foraging & Feasting is the most beloved because it’s so beautiful and useful. She frequently shares pages of the book on her blog, along with master recipes so you can get creative.
11/30: Cindy Halbkat & Eric Orr of Wild Edible. With their beautiful recipes for wild and sustainably grown foods, Eric and Cindy inspire a deeper connection with the earth and local communities.
12/1: Jennifer Aikman & Danielle Prohom Olson of Gather Victoria. I have a list of places I want to visit, and one of them is Victoria so I can meet Jennifer and Danielle and experience one of their magical events in person. Until then, I drool over the stunning recipes on their blog.
12/2: Linda Ly of Garden Betty. As a new gardener, I sometimes find gardening blogs and books intimidating, but not Linda’s. Her work is infused with such a friendly, fresh spirit that it inspires me to get my hands dirty. And I’ve learned so much from the no-waste recipes in her cookbook, The CSA Cookbook.
12/3: Kami McBride of Living Awareness Institute. Kami has a gift for helping people bring herbs and remedies into daily life, through the pleasures of cooking. I love her book, The Herbal Kitchen, which is filled with recipes for herbal drinks, honey, vinegar, cordials, and more.
More from around the web:
• Book Review – Fellow Workers Farm Apothecary
• Book Review – Eat the Weeds with Green Deane
• Book Review – Planet Veggie
• Book Review – Taste the Wild
• Book Review – The Good Life
• Book Review + Vin d’Orange Recipe – Kavey Eats
• Book Giveaway – KCET Food
• Cranberry Mors Recipe – Imbibe
• Book Review – The Essential Herbal
• 10 brilliant non-alcoholic cocktails for designated drivers this Christmas – The Telegraph
• Book Review – Punk Domestics
• Vin d’Orange Recipe – About.com Food Preservation
• Ready to Go Beyond Kombucha? You Need Emily Han’s Book of Wild Drinks – The Kitchn
p.s. If you’re a website owner and you review Wild Drinks & Cocktails, please let me know via email or Twitter. I’ll try to include everyone’s links at the bottom of this post. Feel free to email me with inquiries about reviews, features, or interviews. Thank you!