Local Lifestyle Blogger Releases First Brunch E-Book

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Local writer and blogger, Shawanda Mason-Moore, has released her first e-book centered around brunch. The book, “Eat.Drink.Brunch!” features 20 brunch recipes ranging from main dishes to cocktails. 

According to Google Trends data, search interest in brunch has been steadily rising since 2014 and interest doesn’t seem to be fading.

“'Eat.Drink.Brunch!' encourages folks to step out of their comfort zones and try America’s most popular meal, at home. With recipes like shortbread French toast sticks and sriracha fried eggs, 'Eat.

Drink.Brunch!' makes brunch at home a breeze," officials said.

“Eat.Drink.Brunch!” is an extension of the author’s blog, Eat.Drink.Frolic.
 
“Eat.Drink.Frolic. was started 7 years ago to encourage more cooking and entertaining at home,” says Ms. Mason-Moore. “Brunch can seem like a daunting task to serve at home and with this e-book, I wanted to create a collection of recipes that are delicious and easy to replicate.”

In the book, brunch is defined as a “socially acceptable excuse for day drinking.” In addition to food, you’ll also find cocktail recipes perfect for a weekend brunch. “One of my favorite cocktails featured in “Eat.Drink.Brunch!” is what I call the Bad & Boozy Mimosa, which is a bold and boozier take on a traditional mimosa,” says Ms. Mason-Moore.

“Eat.Drink.Brunch!” is $12.  Readers are encouraged to share photos of them trying recipes by using the hashtag, #EatDrinkBrunch. 

About the author
Shawanda Mason-Moore is the writer behind the blog, Eat.Drink.Frolic. She's also the co-founder of the Tennessee nonprofit, The Chattery, and the founder of a quarterly brunch series for creative women entrepreneurs called, The Brunch Collective. When she's not experimenting with new food or drink recipes, you can find her obsessing over pineapples, fancy cocktails and watching reruns of Golden Girls.




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