MY NAME IS: Elina Fuhrman.
MY BOOK IS CALLED:
Soupelina’s Soup Cleanse: Plant-Based Soups + Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind and Transform Your Life.
THE PUBLICATION DATE IS:
February 2, 2016; two weeks before my birthday! And it’s right in the midst of awards season, which is so perfect because so many of my clients are in the entertainment industry.
I WAS INSPIRED TO WRITE IT WHEN:
I got an email from a literary agent who thought my voice and recipes would help many people. At first, I wasn’t sure I was ready for a cookbook, but, after soul-searching, I realized that writing the book was my opportunity to share with the world what I learned during my own healing journey. I started my company, Soupelina, in 2013, and we deliver freshly made healing soups and soup cleanses to people in the Los Angeles area. The book will allow people around the country and the world embark on their own healing journey through souping. That's the whole reason I launched Soupelina—to help people heal their bodies and transform their lives, just like I transformed mine.
Soupelina’s Soup Cleanse is a celebration of all the soups that brought me vibrant health, overwhelming happiness and, also, a new career. My book also references my life: It’s a cookbook and a healing guide, and a little bit of a memoir, sprinkled with interviews I conducted with some of the most well-respected doctors and health practitioners. And it’s full of gorgeous full-color photographs that will tempt and seduce you to soup.
MY HOPE IS THAT READERS WILL:
I believe that a healthy and happy life can be lived through good soup. I hope to inspire my readers to start cooking their favorite soups from this book and unleash their soup-er powers. And I would love for people to start shopping for their food at local farmers markets, cook with their family and enjoy food. My other wish is for people to stop counting calories and start counting nutrients!
MY NEXT BOOK MIGHT BE:
Oh my! I have to start thinking about this already?
THE TITLE OF MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY WOULD BE:
IF I WAS A CHARACTER FROM FICTION, I'D BE:
Katniss Everdeen meets Mary Poppins.