Back on December 12, as I was pulling into work, I received an email with the subject of “Interest in a grilled cheese book?”. At first, I didn’t know what to think. However, once I actually read the email, my mouth hit the floor. A publishing company was seriously interested in me being the author of a grilled cheese cookbook “with attitude” titled MELT. I eventually submitted a proposal and on February 6, I was selected.
Since then, I have been brainstorming, creating, cooking and photographing 95 grilled cheese sandwiches. (80 new recipes, 15 from the blog; 35 recipes will be accompanied by photographs; 5 additional meat grilled cheese recipes are being created by an outside source.) I submitted the manuscript on March 12 and have recently been working on perfecting the photos. The edited manuscript should be returned to me by the end of this week or early next week so I can make the requested changes. From there it will be sent to the design team and then released in bookstores and online in November, 2012. Once I have more concrete release details, such as pre-ordering opportunities, I will make sure to post them here.
I really appreciate that all of you have been very supportive of my grilled cheese hobby. That support has led me to this point and I am forever grateful for all of you. Thank you so much!
Long live the grilled cheese,