(n.) Finding something good without looking for it.
Just 2 weeks before my book's photography session the photographers I've been in discussion for about a year didn't materialise due to scheduling conflict 😔 That meant having to find someone in less than 2 weeks AND who was available for the 4 days I had locked for shooting🤯! Here's how my serendipitous moment unfolded 👉 I asked my food stylist Henriett @redapplecrumble who would she like to work with. She mentioned Barry Morgan @takingfood (who she had suggested much before but I had put his profile aside because since was "really good" I thought he must be "really expensive" + wouldn't be keen on a newbie author). But, last minute with no choice left, I called Barry and said - "the book may very well be a paperweight but to me it's my dreamwork. All I can ask you is to trust me to be part of the journey but I can't guarantee it's going to sell a million copies and you'll be famous!" Barry's response: "I was just talking to Henriett about how I want to work on a cookbook and now we're talking! Call it destiny, call it serendipity - I'm in!" And just like that, I got the industry's best to create magic with my recipes. If you asked me a year back would I've ever imagined working with Henriett and Barry, I'd just laugh and say nah! But, all I did was to be honest and raw with my dream to them, only to find out that our passions jazzed together.
As you turn the pages of Whip It!, you'll see passion and dreamwork shining right through all 190 pages ❤
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This project has been as close to my heart as a recipe book can possibly get. Sassy, full of life, colorful, story to tell, family, friends, closeness, dreams come true. Can only describe with words. Recipe from the book Whip it! By @delnaprakashan. Teamwork member @takingfood 📸@thedreamworkcollective 📕, Delna’s mom 👵🏻 friends 👯♀️ and myself 🍝. .
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