The Book Blab Episode 1: Introductions Plus Two Favorite Food Books (includes show notes)

Nov 20, 2015

Suzanne and I had so much fun recording our first official Blab last night. It was great to chat with her, and I'm already looking forward to doing it again next month. It definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but that's a good thing, right?

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire video below. Here's a breakdown of what we talked about:

0:44 - How Suzanne and Amy met

01:12 - Why we decided to start a video series

02:44 - A little bit about Suzanne

04:09 - A little bit about Amy

06:42 - Questions and Answers
  • 07:10 - Favorite color
  • 08:08 - Summer or winter
  • 09:23 - Favorite Thanksgiving side dish
  • 10:03 - If you could go anywhere in the world . . .
  • 11:20 - Most exotic trip
  • 12:29 - Restaurant preferences
  • 14:19 - Favorite music (in which I say that Clair de Lune was written by Chopin?!, which just goes to show you how nervous I was)
  • 16:01 - Favorite household chore
  • 17:30 - Free time activity
  • 19:08 - Early bird or night owl
  • 20:36 - Dog person or cat person
22:55 - Food book recommendations
  • 23:38 - Suzanne: Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist 
  • 25:43 - Amy: Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
28:56 - Conclusion

Links from the show:
Stay tuned for our December show where we talk about giving books as gifts, book-buying habits, gorgeous editions, and two more book recommendations!


  1. This was delightful! I couldn't watch it live -- since I'm west of you, it's still fairly prime family time for me. But I enjoyed the discussion and see the hosts.

    1. Thanks for watching, Beth! I know--it was hard (actually, impossible) to find a time when everyone could watch it live.

  2. Haven't watched your whole episode yet, will have to be in segments. But didn't realise you'd been to Australia Amy, how awesome is that! Loved reading your link on Australia:) So you have family here? (in Aust). We're 7hrs north of Manly, but our College son lives in Sydney and learnt to surf on the Many beach

    1. Oh yes, we absolutely loved it! A trip of a lifetime, for sure! Mike's sister and her family lived in Manly for about nine months, but they're back in the States now (they were there for work). That's why we decided to go though--we knew we would never again have such a perfect opportunity to see that part of the world.


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