Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wraps are off Jane's book

A book being published in four weeks' time is the work of Jane Travers and a virtual army of tweeters, writes Brian Byrne. Jane is the daughter of Des and Celia Travers, and her book is a must for foodies. It is also for a very good cause.

'Tweet Treats' is an unusual idea, in which Jane asked friends and celebrities to submit a recipe for some dish—within the 140 characters limit of a Twitter tweet.

She got a tremendous response, both from friends, tweeters, and the aforementioned celebrities.

The book is being published by O'Brien Press, and all the royalties Jane receives are being donated to the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), who work in war-torn areas such as Somalia.

It can be pre-ordered on http://www.obrien.ie or it will be in every good bookshop from October 10.

The project began with what Jane describes as a 'lightbulb moment' in April of 2010, and after 'four months of pestering, haranguing and stalking celebrities' on Twitter with a team of incredibly helpful people, she had the makings of the book.

'Tweet Treats' is sponsored by Knorr, and the foreword is by Marco Pierre White, arguably the first celebrity chef who trained Gordon Ramsay. His Irish venture is a Steakhouse & Grill on Dublin's Dawson St, part of the Fitzer's Group.

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