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Fifty Weeks of Green: A Romance for the 99%

My book launch is Friday and the Green Triangle reception is starting to come together. Thought you might get a hoot out of the press release for my new book. Please contact me if you represent a green organization with goodies for the gift bag or are a reporter, blogger, or newsletter writer who might want to review the book. Please forgive the third-person language.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Raleigh, NC (June 17, 2013), Cook for Good  – When food evangelist and cookbook author Linda Watson learned that Fifty Shades of Grey had outsold the Harry Potter books, she had to read it for herself. She laughed, she growled, she turned the pages. Then she wrote Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes.

Watson says, “I found Fifty Shades of Grey disturbing not because of the sex play between the characters but because of the abuse of employees and the glorification of extreme consumer culture. Fifty Weeks of Green is a romance for the 99%.

The public is invited to celebrate the book launch and summer solstice with Watson on Friday, June 21 at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Avenue in Raleigh. Come at 6:30 p.m. for a Green Triangle Reception: meet kindred spirits and local green groups, taste samples, and pick up special offers, such as a $20 membership to the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. The book event itself starts at 7:30 p.m.

Fifty Weeks of Green is a naughty love letter to North Carolina’s Triangle, particularly the new urban area of Midtown and the vibrant local-food scene. Its heroine Sophia Verde stumbles into the Bee’s Knees Farm booth on her way to pick up her friend’s produce box at the Midtown Farmers’ Market. She meets farmer Roger Branch and becomes captivated by his slow, sensual ways. Sophia barters her skills for a produce subscription of her own, discovering the pleasures of organic farming, seasonal cooking, and generous lovemaking. Along the way, she shares recipes and cooking tips.

Sexy without being explicit and deeply amusing, Fifty Weeks of Green may inspire readers to save money, eat scrumptious food, and ignite their inner frisky while making a difference.

Fifty Weeks of Green:

  • Is the most scrumptious spoof yet of Fifty Shades of Grey, with over sixty seasonal recipes.
  • Is the funniest cookbook set in the North Hills area of Raleigh, featuring 20 local businesses and recipes such as Chocolate Sweet-Potato Breakfast Cake, Lentilicious Sunshine Spread, Sweet-and-Tart Collard Tangle, and Potluck-Pride Peach Cobbler.
  • Is farmer-approved:
    • Haruka Oatis of Edible Earthscapes says, “You're putting sexy into farming! It's a real page turner and it makes me hungry at the same time with yummy recipes! Bravo!
    • Wilma Schroeder of Dog Day Farm says, “Read—and relished! I like your Sophia so much...her naivety, ambition, sexuality, and her ‘authenticity’ and uniqueness.”

Author Linda Watson wrote the best-selling cookbook, Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet—All on $5 a Day or Less (Da Capo Press, 2011), which has been among Amazon’s top-ten organic cookbooks for 19 months and counting. She also is the co-creator and star of the Wildly Good Cook videos. She lives in Raleigh with her husband.


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Reader Comments (1)

Amy from the Midtown Farmers' Market will be there. She's bringing a basket with Midtown Market Bucks and other goodies to give away. Yaay!

Jun 18, 2013 | Registered CommenterLinda Watson
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