Accidents do happen... especially in my kitchen. Basil stuck to my nose, bleeped cussing and Triscuit (my rat terrier) stepped all over our shots. All of these shenanigans are in support of my eBook, "Pizza for Good" (Agate Digital) - which has embedded video right in the eBook file. These are the outtakes.
"Pizza for Good" traces the rise of The New Year's Eve Gourmet Pizza Extravaganza, and how it helped initiate an artists' collaborative called ARTvision Atlanta, and now a book. You, too, can raise money in your own community using America's favorite food - and return it to the local level at the same time. For more on the project and to buy your copy, visit pizzaforgood.net. Enjoy!
Pizza for Good (available at Agate Digital and Amazon) is a video-enhanced eBook chronicling the themed, gourmet-pizza party that sparked a non-profit movement -- and how you can do the same in your local communities.
Pizza for Good is an inspiring and wildly entertaining cookbook, memoir, and philanthropic guide to building local community through food. Will Pollock, the founder of the charitable artists' collaborative ARTvision and an Atlanta-based writer, has created 20 unique recipes for specialty pizzas that emphasize locally sourced ingredients and come with a buffet of helpful kitchen tips.
But Pizza for Good is also a funny, moving, and thought-provoking series of stories about Will's personal experience in creating a philanthropic arts organization and his community-building efforts as achieved through pizza. His aim is to not only give readers brand new ways to think about their favorite food, but to offer straightforward advice on how they can start their own "Pizza for Good" events for the causes that mean the most to them.
For over ten years, Will has hosted a "Gourmet Pizza Extravaganza," which started as a small gathering of hungry revelers and eventually grew into an annual tradition sparking a local movement that has raised over $50,000 to date for charity. Pizza for Good chronicles this event's progression and works as a how-to guide for eager cooks, community activists, and charitable-minded do-gooders. Half of the ebook's proceeds will go to Atlanta-based Positive Impact, which provides culturally competent mental-health and substance-abuse services to those affected by HIV in metro Atlanta.
Featuring an innovative level of interactivity between readers and author, Pizza for Good links directly to Will's blog to continue the conversation online and bring the book's message of community-building into the 21st century. Embedded video and music as well as digital resources that are just a touch away make Pizza for Good a completely one-of-a-kind reader experience that will change the way you think about America's favorite food.
Jim Verraros and Penny Frulla dish the dirt during season seven of our nation's guiltiest pleasure. Check back for each weekly blog, or visit www.afterelton.com. To reach Jim & Penny directly, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.