Giveaway Day 2! Phil Pickle – the next Big Dill

We’re counting down to the launch of our new children’s picture book, Phil Pickle, by Kenny Herzog and illustrated by Kelly Canby. Enter for your chance to win an autographed copy signed by the author, Kenny Herzog! (Winner will be chosen on March 15th.)Phil_4-March 11

About the book

Phil Pickle lived in a pickle jar—and was meant to share the same fate as all the other pickles he lived with—next to a burger and fries on a plate. But Phil Pickle is like no other pickle you’ve ever seen. He has big dreams and big-time aspirations of becoming an actor.

So what if you’ve never seen a pickle actor? You’re about to. And GET READY. Because Phil Pickle . . . is the next BIG dill!

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Who’s the next big dill? Phil Pickle is!

We’re counting down to the launch of our new children’s picture book, Phil Pickle, by Kenny Herzog and illustrated by Kelly Canby. Enter for your chance to win an autographed copy signed by the author, Kenny Herzog! (Winner will be chosen on March 15th.)Phil_5-March 10

About the book

Phil Pickle lived in a pickle jar—and was meant to share the same fate as all the other pickles he lived with—next to a burger and fries on a plate. But Phil Pickle is like no other pickle you’ve ever seen. He has big dreams and big-time aspirations of becoming an actor.

So what if you’ve never seen a pickle actor? You’re about to. And GET READY. Because Phil Pickle . . . is the next BIG dill!

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OUR COLORING BOOKS ARE ALL THE RAGE!

I'm sure you've heard of the Adult Coloring Book craze this year – it's been featured in various News and Television outlets (NY Times, CNN, Parade Magazine, and more).

Our Studio Series Artist's Coloring Books have been flying off the shelves. We have retail stores calling and saying the stock they received on Monday was gone by Wednesday and they need more STAT!

In order to keep up with demand and keep our customers happy we have ramped up production as well as changed our shipping on these – they're coming via air instead of ship, cutting time down to days. As soon as they're printed they're flown in. While there are various coloring books on the market these days – we feel ours are special – and it's not just us. At all the trade shows during this summer we've been told that our covers are the most attractive, and people are really happy with the quality of the paper. We have 10 titles currently available and 2 more titles coming in October (and 6 more for January).

Why are they so popular? Atlanta-based art therapist Susanne Fincher, who has published several coloring books, said coloring can lift the mood, reduce anxiety and relieve stress. "Art making is a powerful intervention," Fincher wrote in an email. "Neuroscientific research has shown that through the use of art therapy, the human brain can physically change, grow, and rejuvenate." – Melonyce McAfee's "Adult Coloring Books Topping Bestseller List" CNN.com

As stress relievers, these coloring books are truly helping us lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and just learn to relax and unwind. 

You can find ours in your local bookstores, gift stores as well as online and here on our website.

  • Color 31 full-page complex yet calming theme-inspired designs.
  • Heavyweight paper is superior to that of other coloring books.
  • Designs are printed on only one side of a page — no bleed-through with magic markers (or colored pencils, of course).
  • Each page is micro-perforated for ease of removal and display of your artwork.
  • The acid-free paper helps preserve your work.
  • Short-circuit the stress and let creativity flow freely as you color these meditative patterns!
  • Book measures 9-1/2 inches wide by 9 inches high (24.13 cm wide by 22.86 cm high).
  • Binding lies flat for ease of use.
  • For artists and colorists of all levels.

Eater features forthcoming PPP cookbook by pastry virtuoso Jordi Roca!

The Desserts of Jordi RocaEater offers a look inside our forthcoming cookbook, The Desserts of Jordi Roca!

The acclaimed pastry chef — named the World's Best in 2014 by Restaurant magazine — and his two brothers operate El Celler de Can Roca, the three-Michelin-star-rated restaurant in Girona, Spain, recently voted World's Best Restaurant 2015 by S. Pelligrino and 2015 Best Restaurant in Europe Acqua Panna.

Jordi expresses his creativity and love for sweet amusements one delicious dessert at a time, and is always on the lookout for new and fresh ways to surprise and delight his guests. He says, "Imagination, freedom, and boldness are the best ingredients when preparing a dessert."

The book, illustrated with full-color photographs by Becky Lawton,  presents more than 80 tempting dessert recipes that take readers on a journey through the seasons — from Pineapple, Mango, and Passion Fruit Soup to Sweet Potato with Tangerine Granita. It also includes a history of El Celler de Can Roca, along with pastry tips and techniques.