I have been online sharing my Italian recipes for over 11 years now and I love getting feedback from my blog visitors. Although some day my goal is to write a cookbook about traditional Umbrian country cuisine, I love what I do and because of that, I keep plugging away each week working on new recipes to post here at Italian Food Forever not expecting any fame or glory. Earlier this year however, I was contacted by an editor for Better Homes & Gardens magazine who asked if I’d be interested in being in their 2012 Special Edition Ultimate Italian magazine. Of course I said heck yeah! They requested 6 simple recipes and completed an interview and though I was excited, I was always expecting to be cut, or at least downsized to half a page somewhere near the back of the magazine.
I was under the impression this special edition magazine wouldn’t be coming out until November of this year so I was really surprised to get a message from someone in California saying how much they liked my piece in the Better Homes & Gardens magazine they had just bought at their local market. Being in Italy, I can’t rush out to the local Barnes & Noble bookstore to see if the magazine was really out on the newsstands, but I do download magazines from Zinio so I rushed over to their website and downloaded the 2012 Ultimate Italian from Better Homes & Gardens. I am very excited how my article turned out and how good Better Homes & Gardens made my recipes look. It really is a great publication packed full of wonderful Italian recipes and I’m thrilled to be part of it. You can see a sneak peek below of the pages I’m in, including my interview and recipes, but you’ll have to buy the magazine to read the text. It is a good investment though, packed full of Italian recipes, and I’m not saying that just because I’m in it, promise!