A Conversation with Alexandra Stratou, author of “Cooking to Share”, April 3, 2014
The world we live in excites me.
There’s so much information available at our fingertips, ways to communicate with one another and ways to take our ideas and turn them into reality. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, playwright or poet you have no shortage of ideas, no shortage of things you want to create. The one shortage you always seem to face is funding. There are still patrons of the arts but most of us find we need to scramble for the dollars needed to bring our ideas to life. Now one of those ways is through crowdsourcing.
About a year ago I read a Kickstarter proposal for a Greek cookbook. There are hundreds, no, thousands upon thousands of cookbooks out there so why another? Well, Alexandra Stratou’s proposed book just felt different. There was something so personal, so from deep in her soul about this idea that I felt it necessary to contact her. We did a program about a year ago. Others obviously had a similar feeling about this project because when we spoke there was over a week left on the Kickstarter run and she’d easily blown by the amount she was looking for.
Alexandra happened to be in New York recently so we sat down to find out what happened after the project was funded. Yes, there is a cookbook, and it’s special, but the path from funding to it reaching my hands wasn’t always straight. Tune in tonight to hear about Alexandra’s adventure in bringing this cookbook, this work of art, to the world.
Remember to tune in tonight at 7pm to WNYE, 91.5 fm, to hear our conversation in its entirety or CLICK HERE to listen to it as it streams live over the internet.