Hello JSTK-ers! You may have noticed that our posting has lapsed from to bi-monthly to sporatic. Some (i.e. those who know us well) may cite sheer unadulterated laziness. We say "not so!" - and supply viable support for our intermittent "radio silence":
Running Press, a division of Perseus Books Group [dramatic pause] has contracted with Jelly Shot Test Kitchen to produce a real live BOOK! A beautiful book with recipes, background and instructional text, and lots of Amy's (aka JSTK Annie) amazing photographs. We are beyond thrilled and are truly, 100% absolutely beside ourselves.
We signed the contract in January 2010. The last several months have been a whirlwind of new recipe formulation, coupled with hazy late night blurs of Jelly Shot photo shoots [hence our lack of posting]. Our manuscript submission deadline of May 1st is nearing. In fact this weekend, we are ensconced in a hotel room for the second ever Jelly Shot Summit to proof and finalize many of the materials for the book. While most hotel guests do not check in with a suitcase stuffed with computers and backup hard drives in one hand, and a travel cooler stocked with makings for a Negroni (our new happy hour favorite) in the other, we've never quite been usual. As I write this post, Amy is slaving away over a hot Photoshop. I completed an initial review of our 75 recipes earlier this afternoon, and will soon commence scouring the remaining text.
We will likely be a bit incommunicado while we put the finishing touches on the book. Rest assured however that Amy and I miss you and will be back soon!
Michelle (aka JSTK Julia)