Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sweet! Distinguished alumna Autumn Martin publishes first book

Autumn Martin
If anyone knows about malts and milkshakes, it’s Autumn Martin, who received Edmonds Community College’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Now you can learn a few of Martin’s secrets in a sweet collection of 60 recipes dishing up comforting dessert drinks that put a new spin on an old-fashioned treat.

Martin’s first book, “Malts and Milkshakes,” will be published April 9.

Two days before that, though, you can pick up a copy at Martin’s popular Hot Cakes shop in Ballard at a book-release celebration.

(Added incentive: free milkshakes!)

It’s 6 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at 5427 Ballard Ave. N.

Martin studied culinary arts at Edmonds CC and went on to a career in the field in 2002.

At Edmonds CC, Martin earned a Foundation scholarship and, as president of the college’s Chef’s Club, cooked for crowds at big events.

Congratulations, Autumn!