Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Love at First Bite Cookbook Press Release


Love at First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

By, Gina Meyers, copyright 2009

Author may be contacted via email at ginammeyers@gmail.com
or cell (559) 940-4572. (cover design and photo by, David Lawrence Meyers)

The international phenomenon known as Twilight fever has ignited a fire in the kitchen. Delectable delights to satisfy the appetites of the humans found in the fictional book Twilight. Love at First Bite, the Unofficial Twilight Cookbook is meant to offer a satisfying array of warm, lovely dishes that anyone of any age can cook with ease and enjoyment.
Whether you are planning a Twilight-Themed Birthday Party, just a simple get together with friends, a Halloween party, or just what to try your creative hand to some culinary delights you are in luck. Filled with forbidden love, action, and danger, brace yourselves, and bring your very best table manners, and appetites. Don’t forget your forks. Beautiful Bella Swan will be serving up some scrumptious delights to satisfy even the pickiest, puritan “vegetarian” vampires. Intertwined in the pages of Love At First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook, you will find Bell’s Lasagna, Harry’s Famous Fish Fry, Mushroom Raviolis, Red Velvet Cake, Blushing Bella Punch, and much more. Dinner is served ala Bella style.

Sample recipe from chapter entitled: Vampire, Forks, and Knives (MainDishes)
Charlie’s Catch of the day Crab Cakes

1 Egg

3 Tablespoons of mayonnaise

4 teaspoons of lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon of dried tarragon

1 Tablespoon of minced green onions

8 ounces of crabmeat

1 Tablespoon of butter

Round crackers, broken up into cracker crumbs

Directions: In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, tarragon, and green onions. Gently stir in the crabmeat, and mix in cracker crumbs, adding as much as desired. Next, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Form crab patties and place in the skillet brown both sides until the patties are golden brown. Depending upon the size of the patties, makes about four crab cakes.

Sample recipe from chapter entitled: Bite At Twilight (Desserts)

Werewolf Chow

9 cups of Chex Cereal, Rice

¼ cup of butter or margarine

1 cup of chocolate chips, semisweet

Or a combination of ½ cup of chocolate chips and ½ cup of peanut butter chips

½ cup of smooth peanut butter, not crunchy

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 ½ cups of powdered sugar

Directions: In a large zip lock bag place the cereal. Next, microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter or margarine for about one minute. If the mixture hasn’t melted, stir and place in microwave another 20-30 seconds. Once melted, stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the chocolate chip peanut butter mixture over the chex cereal and add the powdered sugar and shake. You may place mixture on waxed paper to spread the mixture out for cooling purposes. Place in a bowl, such as a brand new dog bowl. May add a sugar cookie bone shaped cookie to top of werewolf chow.

Sample Recipe from chapter entitled: Love At First Sip (beverages)

Edward’s Thirst Quencher

3 Large Ripe Peaches

3 Large Lemons

3 Large Oranges

1 Cup of Sugar

3 Cups of Strawberries

3 Cups of Raspberries

1 Two Liter Bottle of Ginger Ale, cold and chilled

Some ice cubes

15 to 20 Strawberries

Directions: Peel and section the lemons, and oranges and remove the peach skins and pits, and cut them into thin slices. Next, place the peaches, lemons, oranges, and sugar into a blender. Pour into a punch bowl, add ginger ale and ice cubes. Float strawberries and orange slices on top of Edward’s Thirst Quencher.

About the Author

Gina Meyers has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/emphasis in Marketing from California State University, Fresno as well as her emergency teaching credential. From an early age, Gina has had a passion for the culinary arts, experimenting in the kitchen, baking breads, muffins, cookies, and cakes. She mastered pizza dough from scratch at age twelve, but flopped when she tried making fortune cookies. From 1997 to 2004, she taught a plethora of entertaining and fun cooking classes for kids from “Easy Meals in Minutes” to “Storybook Cooking and Crafts”, green eggs and ham anyone? She is in her 13th year of teaching Summer Fun classes for children and teens, focusing her energies on the French foreign language.

Her love of cooking has rubbed off on her three children Makenna, Lauren, and Lucas. She is married to David, a graphic designer and they reside in Central California. This is Gina’s fourth book. Her first three titles are about the ever-enchanting, nineteen-sixties sitcom Bewitched, which have sold over 2,500 copies to date. Her daughters’ excitement and interest in the Twilight novel series were the inspiration for Love at First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook. Besides being a freelance writer, Gina also has moonlighted as a researcher for Google, Inc.