Press Room

Feel free to use the information on this page and on the pages about Linda Watson and the Cook for Good project for stories or event publicity about Wildly Affordable Organic or Linda Watson.

Media inquires about Fifty Weeks of Green

Contact Linda Watson at 888-242-4944 or linda.watson <at> cookforgood <dot> com

Press Release for Fifty Weeks of Green

Press release .doc or blog post

Media inquires about Wildly Affordable Organic

Contact Jenna Gillian, Publicist, Da Capo Press / Da Capo Lifelong Books
(617) 252-5202 or jenna <dot > gillian <at> perseusbooks <dot> com

Press Release for Wildly Affordable Organic

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Bio

Linda Watson started the Cook for Good project after becoming obsessed with the national Food Stamp Challenge: living on a dollar a meal per person for a week. Her three-week experiment became a lifestyle, the website CookforGood.com, the book Wildly Affordable Organic, and now the Wildly Good Cook videos and teachers' training program. Her story took a romantic turn when she wrote the spoof Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes. She teaches cooking classes and gives talks on thrift, sustainability, and creating your dream life across the country.

Linda and her husband Bruce live in Raleigh, North Carolina. You can find her at a local farmers' market nearly every Saturday. At home, she's slowly converting their yard to an edible forest garden, with hazelnuts, kiwis, and more, as well as annual vegetables and plenty of oddly gorgeous plants.

She's had an odd but thrilling career so far, including developing a top-secret expert system for the Institute for Defense Analyses, working with authors Tom Clancy and Douglas Adams on computer games, riding the dot-com wave with Egarden.com, and being the director of her county political party and the Raleigh Independent Business Alliance.

Find Linda online on her site CookforGood.com, which features free weekly recipes and food news. She also writes for The Huffington Post, GoodVeg, and DrGreene.com. She has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Collin Campbell Foundation and eCornell. She's a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

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The "Linda Bites" series is intended to be used together in a Warhol-esque assemblage. Please give credit: photo by Bruce Watson, © 2012 Cook for Good, used by permission.

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Recipe images

These images are by Linda Watson. Please give credit: photo by Linda Watson, © 2012 Cook for Good, used by permission

Chocolate Pudding from Wildly Good Cook video 4: Cook for Good in 20 Minutes a Day

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables from Wildly Affordable Organic copyright 2011 Cook for Good

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables from Wildly Affordable Organic, a demonstration recipe for Wildly Good Cook class 3: Seasonal Vegetables and Saucy Pasta

photo by Linda Watson, copyright 2012 Cook for Good, used by permission

Jicama Stars with Carrot Puree and Fennel

Cuban Black Beans and Feel-Good Peach Cobbler from Wildly Affordable Organic copyright 2012 Cook for Good

Cuban Black Beans and Feel-Good Peach Cobbler (from Wildly Affordable Organic).

Collards with Lime-Peanut Sauce copyright 2012 Cook for Good

Steamed Collards with Lime-Peanut Sauce

Asparagus Socca from Wildly Good Cook class 3: Seasonal Vegetables and Saucy Pasta