It says WINNER! If you would recall, the Foodista badge that I had in that spot of my blog said, "Vote for me!" for almost 8 months. I participated in Foodista's Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, and I just found out that I have been selected!
What's funny is that I first found out about it on Facebook! A blogger friend of mine, Divina of Sense and Serendipity ( congratulations Divina!), posted on her wall that she was one of the winners for the Foodista Best of Food Blogs CookbookWinners. I clicked on the link and lo and behold, I saw my own entry:
My jaw dropped when I saw that I was one of them too! Later that day, I got an official letter from the editor Sheri Wetherell. The email reads:
After receiving and reviewing over 1,500 submissions, Foodista and Andrew Mcneel Publishing are thrilled to announce that you are a winner in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest. Andrews McMeel will publish your recipe for Meatloaf with an Asian Twist, along with other winning blog posts and recipes in a beautiful, full-color, internationally distributed cookbook, set for release on October 19, 2010. Born out of the "Blog to Book" panel at the first International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in 2009, the cookbook celebrates the best food bloggers worldwide.
I was floored. And I thank you, dear readers, for your wonderful support. I am now officially a cookbook author!
P.S. Did you notice how many times I used the word "official" in this post? Please forgive me; it's the excitement in me that's making me realize this publication is official! Again, thank you so much!