I’m having an immensely busy week/weekend, and my cousin Rocco just wrote a post on his blog about pie, so…you can read that here. (Thanks for the shout-out and the pie love!)

[*Two disclaimers…Don’t be angry, people who make cupcakes from scratch! Consider this rant directed to the companies that you know you can out-bake any time. 😉 Also, I didn’t buy my cookbook, it was a wedding gift.]

The basic theme of Rocco’s blog (in my estimation) is the importance of eating authentically. Eating real food, food that nourishes your body and your spirit. Although our society has become focused on convenience, there is real joy to be found in taking the time to prepare food for yourself and your family. If you’re interested in where your food comes from, if you’re interested in using food as a way to connect with family and friends, if you love eating, you’ll enjoy Rocco’s posts.