Writing a book together has been an extension of starting their marriage together. They have divided duties and discussed strategies, but they don't yet know how the writing process will unfold.
Black said they joked about embarking on the project as newlyweds.
"I said this would either be the longest marriage or the shortest," she said, but acknowledged she did have some worries about spending so much time together.
"It has been so great working together," she added.
They've visited Huntington Kitchen, and each found a family to follow that is trying to make food changes in daily life. Black visits a mother of two who is expecting her third child soon and just recently learned to cook. Cunningham is following a family that has diabetes in its history.
They are meeting people around the state who are involved in the effort to embrace local and organic foods.
In their own life, they are putting it into practice, too.
"We're cooking three meals a day to see if we can," Black said. "We buy all organic vegetables and local meats."
Even the local Wal-Mart sells organic produce, Cunningham pointed out. They've found sources for meat, and although they pay more, Black notes they spend about $2.50 each per meal.
"We also eat leftovers. That's one thing people don't know how to do," she said. She regularly bakes bread because she has the time to tend it since she works from home.
"At the beginning of this, her mother said, 'You're going to look back on this time and it's going to be so special,' " Cunningham said. "Now I see what she meant."
Added Black. "It is kind of like an extended honeymoon."
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.