How has writing a cookbook compared and contrasted to what you expected? Writing a cookbook has been such a different challenge, a totally different project from writing a narrative book. It was the last book I published, the only other book I published. Writing a cookbook involves many different pieces and this one is a full-color, pretty photo-heavy one. Of course, there are those 100 or so recipes, so there's a lot more than just narrative. I found myself having to be a sort of project manager, even though there are editors, photographers, and designers who are laying it out. It's really up to the author, I think, and I didn't realize that at first. There's a lot of hats to wear - from making the final decisions on what goes in, to deciding where the photos go, to scheduling the photo shoots and finding the styling equipment and plates. I had some people help me out with that, but ultimately, it's up to you to decide who you want to work with. So, there are a lot of team members involved in putting this together. There's an editor, an assistant, a designer who lays it out, a photographer, as well as a food stylist who I worked with. Additionally, there was a photo assistant and an assistant helping me in the kitchen. That was our team for our photo shoot.