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once upon a chef cookbook

I’ve been working on an exciting project and I’m thrilled to share it with you: I’m writing a cookbook! Once Upon a Chef, The Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected & Family-Approved Recipes will be published by Chronicle Books and released April 24, 2018. The book will contain 100 recipes – mostly new, as well as some favorites from the site – along with 140 photographs shot by the lovely and talented Alexandra Grablewski.

If you’d like to pre-order (thank you!), the book is available at the following retailers:

Amazon   |   Barnes & Noble   |   Chronicle Books    |    IndieBound


Amazon    |    Indigo


New Zealand
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Many of you know that this book is a longtime dream of mine. After leaving the restaurant business when my son was born 14 years ago, I spent a few years as a stay-at-home mom before deciding that I wanted to dive back into the food world – specifically, I wanted to write a cookbook. I knew that I had absolutely zero chance of getting published as an unknown so, at the advice of my younger (and hipper) sister, I started a cooking blog instead. It seemed like a great way to still do what I wanted and also get myself “out there.”

Eventually, thanks to all of you, my blog flourished into a busy recipe site with over 5 million monthly page views and a wonderful, engaged community of readers. I forgot about the book and the blog became my passion. But somewhere still lurking in the back of my mind was that dream to write a cookbook with beautiful photos and stories. Now, finally, I get to write that cookbook after all.

I hope you’ll follow along on my cookbook journey. I’ll be posting updates and some fun behind-the-scenes snapshots in my newsletter (subscribe below), and you can always see what I’m cooking daily on Instagram

Thanks so much for sharing my recipes with your friends and families over the years. You’ve helped make this cookbook a reality and I’m so grateful!

Once Upon a Chef Cookbook - Spring 2018!

Photos by Alexandra Grablewski