Panini Girl

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December 10, 2011


I’m In Print!

I recently discovered that the Los Angeles Times food section has a feature that they call “Our Recipes, Your Photo”. You send in a photo from a recipe that they had in the paper and that you prepared in your home kitchen. Each week the Times selects one of the photos and includes it in the Thursday food section. I checked out the site and saw that there are hundreds of photos that had been submitted. I knew that I had tried various recipes from the paper in the past, but had I taken photos of any of them?

Well after I had returned from my Panini Girl Cooks in Lucca Tour we had a reunion dinner for those of us (and our families) in southern California. I had seen a great article by Nancy Silverton (of La Brea Bread and now Pizzeria Mozza fame) on making authentic Italian focaccia. She traveled to Puglia and got into the kitchens with bakers making focaccia and discovered their secrets and then shared them in the article. I was thrilled and knew I would get in the kitchen and follow her advice. I’m happy to say that I had great success with the focaccia and had indeed taken photos!

Imagine my surprise when I was contacted by the Times and asked if they could use my photo in the paper. Of course I agreed and looked forward to seeing my photo in the food section at some point in the next few weeks. You’ll have to believe me when I tell you that I was featured this week. Unfortunately they don’t include this part of the food section in their on line edition and so I’m not sending you a link. The above photo is what I had submitted. I hadn’t even bought the paper that day and it wasn’t until I received an e mail from a friend that I knew my photo had been featured!

Spring In Tuscany-Cook With Panini Girl In Lucca

20 thoughts on “I’m In Print!

  1. Congratulations! That is so exciting! What an honor! And those foccacia are gorgeous! I need help with dough (would that be knead help? sorry… bad pun!) My pizza dough isn’t very successful… does Nancy Silverton have a good pizza dough recipe?

  2. Congrats!!! I have the paper but hadn’t had time to look, So glad I saved it and what great press for you. Beautiful photo! So excited for you!

  3. Congratulations, been a follower for a long time. Thrilled you are bieng printed.

  4. Congratulations Janie, what a wonderful honor and a great photo of perfect focaccia-I need help with mine!

  5. This makes me so happy, Janie. I remember that image from when you posted it here. It’s beautiful. Congratulations!

  6. Good for you, bella donna!!!

  7. Great photo, Janie! I am glad to see that the LA Times has such good taste. I can’t believe John actually threw the paper out at LAX – before we knew your focaccia was in it! He did remember seeing the photo, his description:
    “It looked like pizza!”

  8. Congratulations on your L.A. Times feature. The photo looks delicious. Maybe enough to make me try to make foccacia for the first time.
    Also love the photos on your Lucca piece. Thanks!

  9. Congrats! Your biggest fan………J.

  10. …..and here’s to more!!! Bx

  11. Congratulations Janie!! So let’s see, Step 1: Focaccia photo featured… Step 2: Hired as writer for LA Times food section… Step 3: Cooking show? You are amazing! 🙂

  12. Always exciting to get in print – shame they don’t have it online but well done!!

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