I came across Sue Cassidy’s Singing Sue Chef blog via a Google search a while back, and the cute logo caught my eye. Even though I don’t cook, I enjoy reading recipes. Weird, I know. Anyway, I investigated a little further, and it turns out that Sue was in the process of writing a book about cooking with the feline love of her life, Clyde. Now I was really intrigued.
I connected with Sue on Facebook, and realized that she lived in Northern Virginia, so we decided to meet for lunch one day. Sue picked my brain about publishing, and I enjoyed getting to know a fellow cat lover and soon to be published author.
Last week, Sue and I got together for another lunch date, and Sue personally delivered my autographed copy of Cooking with Clyde: Fabulous Food With My Feline Friend. Before I even started reading a single word, I was completely enamored with the book’s design. From the eye catching cover of a drawing of Clyde in Sue’s kitchen to the beautiful interior design, this book is a feast for the eyes.
If you are a cook, and are always searching for the next great cookbook, and if you’re drawn to cookbooks that have fabulous recipes plus captivating anecdotes, this book is for you. If you have a feline friend who likes to hang out with you in the kitchen, this book is definitely for you. And if you’re someone like me, who loves cats, doesn’t cook but wishes she could learn to enjoy cooking, you’re going to love this book, too.
Sue’s philosophy is that variety is the spice of life and cooking. Cooking with Clyde keeps you turning the pages, because you never know what’s coming next. This book reads more like a novel than a cookbook. Personal stories and commentary from Sue’s family and friends provide a personal context for the recipes. The more than 300 recipes span the globe and feature customized flourishes that make them creative.
The book also features plenty of photos of Clyde, along with his feline wit and wisdom.
I did not expect to be unable to put this book down. After all, it’s a cook book. I don’t cook! And yet, I found myself spell-bound and kept turning the pages. Sue’s warmth, and her love for Clyde, come through on every page of this book. The recipes all sound absolutely amazing, and provide thorough and detailed directions. I recommend not reading this book when you’re hungry.
This delightful book makes a wonderful gift for the cat loving foodie in your life.
For more information about Cooking with Clyde, and to order, please visit Sue’s website.
We’re excited that Sue offered to give away one autographed, personalized copy of Cooking with Clyde to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win this book. For an additional chance to win, tweet about this giveaway or share on Facebook, and post the link in a separate comment. This giveaway ends Friday, November4.