AvartsyCooking in Be You Magazine!
A few months ago, I was contacted the publisher of Be You Magazine, a Nigerian based publication, asking if they could publish my recipes. I was asleep when I first got the email but since emails come to my phone, it buzzed, so I woke up and read it briefly, didn’t quite get the gist of it, said ‘huh?’ and went right back to sleep.
When I fully woke up later, I remembered the email and logged in to read it. This time, I got the gist of it, but I was so pleasantly shocked that it took me a good few days to respond, lol. Jokes aside though, I’m truly honored and humbled to have my recipes published in a Nigerian magazine, it really means a lot to me, I mean AvartsyCooking (well, some of it) is in print!
Some of you know this story and some don’t, but when I first started AvartsyCooking in late 2008, it was called The Avartsy Kitchen Chronicles and was just a way for me to have a photo collection of food that I’d cooked. In the last, almost two years, AvartsyCooking is becoming more than I imagined it being. Among other things, its become a very integral part of my life and I’m always very grateful to everyone who reads, irrespective of whether or not you leave comments. You’re appreciated! No, really you are.
Be You Magazine is a new magazine in the Nigerian market catering to both men and women (2 separate covers; 1 issue) with a focus on life & style. The magazine is currently published once every two months and is available at your local newsstands in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Asaba and Benin. Eventually, it will go monthly and have more locations added.
Since it caters to both men and women with two separate covers, two recipes from AvartsyCooking will be featured for each cover in the current and upcoming issues.
My sister scanned these over to me and I’m awaiting the actual copies of the magazine; when I get those, there will be some giveaways for those not in Nigeria! If you’re in Nigeria, be sure to pick up a copy! (Actually, *clears throat* in the voice of those Nigerian movie announcers, GRAB YOUR COPY NOW!!! LOL)
Thank YOU! (head bow and exits stage left :))