Anne and I have been working on a Fiore Market Cafe cookbook that we look forward to publishing before the 2014 holiday season. We are doing the cookbook with our friends Brad and Tim from Peloton Magazine. It’s been quite an undertaking.
Thankfully, I have taken thousands of photographs since August 2010 when we signed the lease with Lissa Reynolds of the Fremont Centre. Going through those photographs has brought back fond memories. The photographs of the first loaves of bread are amazing. The bread looks dark and almost burnt to me. To think that we have made approximately 55,000 loaves of bread since those photographs were taken is shocking. Each of those loaves has been made by hand. We have never used any machinery for making bread.
The photographs of the patio reveal a very young setting with a very stark garden that has taken four years to mature. It’s strange to see especially now that the garden is full and such a part of Fiore Market Cafe. It was always our plans to have a garden and this garden has grown alongside the growth of the restaurant.
We plan to use a lot of our own photographs and fill in with some new ones that Tim and I take in the next few weeks.
The cookbook will focus on the Fiore Market Cafe recipes, but will have some stories of our adventures in Italy and hopefully a few recipes from some of our wonderful friends that we met while on that adventure.
We will have a few other unique and interesting additions to the cookbook that you don’t normally find in a cookbook, but we will wait to share that.