Lush Life

Lush Life

Food & Drinks from the Garden

Valerie Rice


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  • Extensive national publicity campaign, led by a top food-world publicist who has worked with Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver, Calphalon, and many others
  • Author has an active and growing Instagram and Pinterest presence, with 3,500 Insta followers
  • Author and publicist working now on rebranding her Eat Drink Garden blog/website with a plan to grow it and grow ancillary social media
  • Forewords by chef/author Suzanne Goin and sommelier/author Raj Parr, both of whom have great respect in the food/wine worlds
  • Book is as much an aspirational lifestyle book as a cookbook, so excellent gift potential
  • Lush color photography by Gemma and Andrew Ingalls, who have their own books and shoot regularly for such publications as Goop, Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Living, and Elle Decor
  • Given that America will be doing more gardening, cooking, and eating at home than ever imagined for the next couple of years, this book is perfectly timed
  • The team behind the book (longtime Bon Appetit editor Sarah Tenaglia as recipe editor, cookbook author Jeanne Kelley as stylist, etc.) is A-list and respected in the food world
  • Blurbers to include Donald Link (acclaimed Louisiana chef and author of Down South and Real Cajun); Susan Spungen (founding Martha Stewart food editor and author of Open Kitchen; Caroline Styne (famed LA restaurateur); Cal Stamerov (award-winning California chef); Christine Moore (author of Little Flower Baking); and, we hope, David Lebovitz (beloved cookbook author and Paris-based blogger

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    Valerie Rice:
    Valerie Rice was born and raised in Southern California, and the California lifestyle is apparent in all her endeavors. A serial entertainer, master gardener, passionate margarita maker, and skilled home cook, Valerie shares her passions on her popular food and lifestyle site,, as well as on her EatDrinkGarden Instagram account. Valerie has been featured in Sunset, House Beautiful, C Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, and Flutter and has appeared on Access Hollywood Live and Hallmark’s Home & Family. Valerie lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, two daughters, a couple of labradoodles, and a coop full of chickens.