Local Lowdown: Cooking Up Trouble

Posted on Jun 11 by SEASONS Magazine

Authors Leela Cyd (left) and Anne Parker (right). Photo courtesy Leela Cyd.

By Victoria Tai Murphy

Making a difference can be as simple as whipping up a meal in the comfort of your own kitchen! As authors, photographers and long-time friends, Santa Barbara’s own Leela Cyd (a Santa Barbara Seasons contributor) and Portland resident Anne Parker have joined forces to create a delicious testament to the strength and creativity of all women.

Their mini-cookbook, Cooking Up Trouble: Recipes to Nourish Women, combines vintage retro flair with sumptuous culinary expertise to satisfy your appetite and feed your soul. Make your mornings that much brighter with an enticing serving of breakfast salad with toasted brioche. Skip the pint of ice cream and indulge in some lemon tea cake at the end of the day to satisfy your sweet tooth.

All of the recipes in Cooking Up Trouble are created by women near and far, with some recipes from Cyd and Parker sprinkled in. They’re perfect for a gathering with the women—or men—in your life. Plus, 100% of the book’s proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood, an organization that’s been at the forefront of many conversations. Giving back to the community means that your sense of purpose and pleasure continues long after you clean your plate. Eating in style has never felt so good! 

Cooking Up Trouble is available for purchase at cookinguptrouble.org.

Originally published in the Summer 2017 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.

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