Ladies and Gentleman I want to introduce you to a very dear friend and someone I should have introduced long ago. My talented friend is Viktorija Todorovska.
Viktorija is an Italian Food and Wine Professional, and author of the wildly successful cooking adventure, The Puglian Cookbook. Since the launch of the book in May of last year I believe that Viktorija has truly put the amazing cuisine of Puglia in the map. I met Viktorija while we were both in Puglia a few years ago and we became fast friends. She is intelligent, wonderfully well-traveled, and exceptional with languages and cultural nuances. I envy so many of her skills and when I read The Puglian Cookbook I knew she was going to be a star.
Now, Viktorija, who originally hails from Macedonia and currently calls Chicago home is off to Sardinia to develop a food and wine project to raise awareness of the glorious culture of Italy's second largest island. Sardegna is home to the highest percentage of human beings living beyond the age of 100 in the world and Viktorija intends to show the world why.
I had the great privilege of discussing my passion for Sardinia with Viktorija before her last trip there and I am so happy to say that many of the things I love about the island will indeed be part of her Sardinia Project (click the link for details).
I would encourage you all to watch this very short video produced by Viktorija and her very talented photographer husband to hear their plans for this project directly from Viktorija. If you have ever wanted to be directly involved with the production of a potentially award-winning travel video and accompanying guide this is your opportunity. Part of what we do as travel writers and professionals is to bring the joy of a place home to our readers and followers. Please take just a moment to see some wonderful images of Sardinia and hear all about this unique and culturally enlightening project
Sardinian-food-and-wine-an-undiscovered-treasure - simply click the link and press play on the video.
If you like what you see and you are interested in being a part of this big endeavor the following packages are available and I think you will find what she is asking versus what you get in return is immensely more of a win-win than a standard donation to PBS or the like.
The following is from Viktorija herself and I support it wholeheartedly.
The excitement for the Sardinian food and wine video is growing! The Kickstarter project is now 60% funded.
We hope you'll help us spread the word about what we're going and consider participating in this exciting adventure.
$1 pledge gets you a mention as a project contributor
$5 pledge gets you my eBook on how to make the best risotto every time
$25 pledge gets you a copy of the Sardinian food and wine video and an electronic copy of the Sardinian cookbook (release date Fall 2013) and of course the eBook on risotto
$35 pledge gets you a copy of the Sardinian food and wine video and a hard copy of the Sardinian cookbook (release date Fall 2013) and of course the eBook on risotto
$50 pledge gets your all of the rewards you get for a $35 pledge plus a signed copy of The Puglian Cookbook.
And the rewards go on, including food and wine consultations, cooking classes with me, and a fancy dinner with wine pairings.
To be a part of this, simply click HERE and let Viktorija know how you would like to help.
Part of the fun in blogging about Viktorija's amazing project has been the opportunity to return to my photos of Sardinia which I have been using in this post. Juliet and I are so enamored with Sardinia and we know you will be as well.
Please feel free to share this with any of your friends or those of you interested in sharing a little Bliss with my talented friend Viktorija Todorovska