anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Happy Birthday ‘The Culinary Cyclist’

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The Culinary Cyclist by Anna Brones

It was about a year ago that my first book The Culinary Cyclist came out.

It’s crazy to think that a year has gone by. In fact it’s amazing to think back to when I was writing the book. I remember when the outline first came together, sitting in a cafe in Portland on a work date with a good friend. I had a blank sketchbook with me, which I like to use to write sometimes because the pages are big and blank and I can sketch little drawings as I go along.

I sat and stared at that blank page for a long time, then went to work on something else as I couldn’t get the ideas into place. But then eventually they spilled out onto the paper, and quickly. I scribbled quickly in order to keep up with the pace of my thoughts.

The book unfolded in a way that made me think that maybe I’d always had The Culinary Cyclist in me, that it was just a matter of putting a name and an official project to it in order for it to come out.

Maybe that’s how books are sometimes. The Culinary Cyclist is no work of great literature – it’s a cookbook after all. But the experience has left me with the desire to write more, be it a short story or thoughts on food.

So, happy birthday dear little book, I hope you celebrate with lots of coffee and peanut butter cookies.

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Written by Anna Brones

August 29, 2014 at 11:29

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  1. Wow, what an achievement. That’s very cool! I like that you are celebrating the books 1st birthday too. 🙂

    shenANNAgans

    September 13, 2014 at 11:40

    • thanks 🙂

      Anna Brones

      September 16, 2014 at 08:56


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