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Cookbook Preview & Pre-orders!

Guys, my heart is full. After two-plus years of recipe testing, manuscript writing, photo shoots, proofreading, and endless dishwashing, I’m beyond thrilled to finally share the cover design of Once Upon a Chef, The Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected and Family-Approved Recipes with you. Developing the cover was a long process (more about it later, but let’s just say it involved a re-shoot and more than a few glasses of wine). But I’m over the moon with the final result. I hope you love it as much as I do. 

The other exciting news is that…drumroll, please…the book is officially available for pre-order from the following retailers:

US
Amazon   |   Barnes & Noble   |   Chronicle Books    |    IndieBound

UK
Amazon

Canada
Amazon    |    Indigo

Australia &  New Zealand – TBA

If you pre-order the book, it will ship April 3, 2018. I know that six months is a long time to wait for a book — and, to be honest, before writing my own book, I never saw much point to pre-ordering anything. But I’ve since learned that pre-ordering is the best thing you can do to support an author, and that pre-orders can literally make or break the success of a book. Here’s why:

  • When you pre-order a book, the sale counts towards the first week’s sales, which typically determine whether a book winds up on the New York Times bestseller list — a possibility that can be huge for any author, especially in terms of writing another book or building her career. (A gal can dream, right?)
  • A large number of pre-orders can prompt online vendors, like Amazon, to order more copies of the book before it’s released. Brick and mortar booksellers usually follow suit, and when these booksellers get excited about a book and order lots of copies, they’re more likely to promote it to their customers, placing it in visible locations on the shelves.
  • On the production side, if a publisher sees that a book has a lot of pre-orders, they’re likely to increase the print run to meet the anticipated demand. If they increase the print run, they typically increase their marketing efforts to sell all the copies. More marketing = more sales. So as you can see, it’s a snowball effect!

Sooo, if you’re planning to purchase the book, I’d be so incredibly grateful if you could hop on over to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or Chronicle Books and pre-order.

Thank you all for your support. This book has been a labor of love, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Comments

  • Ordered as well! Jenn your recipes has inspired my children to be a little adventurous with food(me too)—from the potato leek soup to the plank salmon—thank you

    - Rudy on November 21, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Rudy!

      - Jenn on November 21, 2017 Reply
  • Ordered! Cannot wait to have it in my hands! Best of luck!

    - Astrid on November 19, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Astrid! XO

      - Jenn on November 19, 2017 Reply
  • Well done! Preorder ✅

    - Happybutterfly on November 17, 2017 Reply
    • 🙂 Thanks for your support!

      - Jenn on November 17, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations to you!! Well deserved!! I told my son this is what I want for Christmas!! We are big fans!! I have printed and used so many of your delicious recipes…will be nice to have them in a hard cover!! LOL!! Thank you, thank you!!!

    - Wendy Schoenburg on November 10, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your support! Happy to know it will be showing up under your Christmas tree! 🙂

      - Jenn on November 11, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations Jenn, I love cookbooks and have a fair number of them that I have collected over the years. I now find myself heading to my laptop to look up your site before I look at my cookbooks on the shelf!
    Your recipes are wonderful. Best of luck. I just ordered and look forward to seeing your name on the bestseller list 🙂

    - Linda Fitzgibbon on November 10, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Linda — really appreciate your support!! XO

      - Jenn on November 11, 2017 Reply
  • With recipes widely available on the internet I never thought I’d buy a cookbook.

    I literally have used your recipes at least twice to three times a week for the past few years though and have been waiting for this book to come out. Just pre-ordered. Good luck!

    - Mark on November 10, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Mark! 🙂

      - Jenn on November 10, 2017 Reply
  • FINALLY! I cook almost every night and your recipes are a sure thing. I can’t wait to get this cookbook! Congratulations!

    - Patrice on November 9, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks, Patrice!

      - Jenn on November 9, 2017 Reply
  • I swore I’d never buy any cookbook. Then came your blog. Then came your cookbook.
    Never say never….looking forward to ship date! You’re. The. Best.

    - Vicky on November 8, 2017 Reply
    • 🙂 Thanks so much for your support!!

      - Jenn on November 8, 2017 Reply
  • I spend so much time booting up my laptop and looking up your recipes, that I finally started printing them out and putting them in a binder to use over and over. Excited to have a hard copy as my go-to! Will there be new recipes not found on your blog? Either way, I’m looking forward to receiving it next spring. Your recipes are so reliable, I am never afraid to try something out of my comfort zone. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us!

    - Katie R. on November 6, 2017 Reply
    • That is so nice to read, Katie – thank you! To answer your question, the book will have 70 brand new recipes and 30 favorites from the blog.

      - Jenn on November 6, 2017 Reply
  • Hi,
    Congratulations on your well deserved success. I had been following your recipes for several years now. Love everyone that I tried. My family thinks I’m the greatest cook.

    Before I order, are you planning to have e-book?

    Thank you
    Kathy

    - Kathy on November 5, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Kathy! We’ll be publishing to the following ebook platforms: W Kindle, iBooks, Google Ebooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble Nook, Overdrive (libraries), Biblio, Bookshout, Bowker, Follet, and a host of others.

      - Jenn on November 6, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations Jenn! I just pre-ordered my copy from Amazon……and I just cant wait! 🙂 I have been anxiously waiting for your book. I have tried many recipes of yours and each one is a winner! I am so HAPPY for you, and know that your book will do very well. Goodluck!

    - Ramya on November 5, 2017 Reply
    • ❤️ Thank you, Ramya!

      - Jenn on November 5, 2017 Reply
  • Hi Jen,
    First of all congratulations. You must be so excited. I have followed your blog for a few years now and as far as I am concerned you have proven yourself to be a fantastic chef. I’m confident your cookbook will do great. I can hardly wait until April when my book arrives.

    - Debbie C on November 5, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you so much, Debbie! xo

      - Jenn on November 5, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations on your well deserved success. I have said I will not purchase any more cookbooks but have ordered your book from B & N. I have been using your recipes from your blog for about a year and have never been disappointed. Thank you!

    - Janice on November 4, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Janice! xo

      - Jenn on November 5, 2017 Reply
  • I just pre-ordered your book on Amazon…can’t wait until it arrives. I’ve loved every recipe I’ve made from your website and I’m sure the same will be true of your book. Looking forward to all your new recipes!

    - Raquel on November 3, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you so much, Raquel. I appreciate it!

      - Jenn on November 3, 2017 Reply
  • Jen,

    I am a big fan of “once upon a chef”. I have made tons of recipes from the blog and they all are amazing. I just ordered your cookbook, can’t wait to have it in my hands. I can guarantee you I will make majority of the recipes in there. Congratulations Jen. I’m so happy for you.

    Janelle

    - Janelle on November 2, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you so much, Janelle! 😊

      - Jenn on November 3, 2017 Reply
  • Jenn I am SO happy for you! What a dream come true. You are a household name, my husband often jokes, “you’re the one that got away” despite never having met you. Your food is that good. I love having a site I can consistently go to for just straight up delicious food. Thank you for sharing your gifts and passion. Your recipes have brought me much joy (and many compliments! ) over the years. Looking forward to the cookbook release – such an accomplishment. Enjoy this exciting time. Xx

    - Katie on November 2, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you so much, Katie! 😊

      - Jenn on November 2, 2017 Reply
  • I have followed your blog for years, literally since the very beginning, and am absolutely thrilled to have placed my pre-order! Jenn, what a joy it has been to see your blossoming success, and I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world. Congratulations on beginning this next, ahem, chapter!

    - Kathy Lycan on November 2, 2017 Reply
    • That is so sweet, Kathy – thank you! ❤️

      - Jenn on November 2, 2017 Reply
  • pre-ordered uk amazon. looking forward. your recipes are fab x Best of Luck with it!

    - Kat on November 2, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks, Kat!

      - Jenn on November 2, 2017 Reply
  • The cookbook I’ve been waiting for. I know it will be a smash hit–and you so deserve it. I just wish it were out before xmas. It would be my go-to gift!

    - Lisa on November 2, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Lisa!

      - Jenn on November 2, 2017 Reply
  • Also available on Amazon in Germany! Just pre-ordered it.

    - Tony on November 2, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Tony! ❤️

      - Jenn on November 2, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations! I swore I would not buy any more cookbooks, but I might have to make an exception for yours. You have 4 big fans (me, husband, and our 2 girls) in Switzerland.

    - Danielle on November 1, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much to the whole family, Danielle! 🙂

      - Jenn on November 1, 2017 Reply
  • I just ordered your book: really excited to receive it and go through the many splendid recipes! Thank you! Cinzia

    - Cinzia P. on October 31, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much for your support Cinzia!! 🙂

      - Jenn on October 31, 2017 Reply
  • My husband and I have been waiting for this! Pre-ordered and so excited!! 😀

    - Megan on October 31, 2017 Reply
    • 🙂 Thanks for your support Megan!!

      - Jenn on October 31, 2017 Reply
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    I’m happy that you shared this helpful info with us.
    Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

    - panci teflon on October 31, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations Jen!! I’m a huge fan! Your blog is my “go to” place for recipes! I have made so many of your recipes that when my friends/family ask me where I got the recipe I reply, “from my friend Jen” and they know exactly what I’m referring to! I can’t wait to get my hands on your cookbook! I will definitely be pre-ordering. Will you do be doing book signings? I would love to meet you in person! 🙂 Best of luck with your Cookbook!

    - Laura Pardy on October 31, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Laura. I’m so happy you’re enjoying the blog and would love to meet you! I’ll definitely be doing some events/signings but I don’t have specifics yet. More details soon 🙂

      - Jenn on October 31, 2017 Reply
      • Ooh! Please post events when you learn of places & dates!

        - Astrid on November 19, 2017 Reply
        • I definitely will!!

          - Jenn on November 19, 2017 Reply
  • Of course I’m going to pre order your cookbook! Your recipes are always spot on amazing. When I’m cooking and I say “my girl” as if you and I are friends – they know who I’m referring to.
    If you are ever in Northern California – you have a friend to look up and eat with and a guest room too if needed. Thank you Jenn, from the bottom of my stomach.

    - Alicia Feick on October 30, 2017 Reply
    • So sweet, Alicia – I’m so happy you’re enjoying the recipes. Thank you for your support!

      - Jenn on October 30, 2017 Reply
  • Hi Jenn,

    I just put in my preorder for your cookbook! Can’t wait to get it! Congrats! So happy for you! Thanks for all of your great recipes and I do mean GREAT!!!!!!!

    - Lisa on October 29, 2017 Reply
    • Yay! Thank you, Lisa!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations! It is well deserved. Your recipes are awesome. I have tried several and they come out just the way you say it will.

    - Elsie on October 29, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Elise!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Fantastic – well done you. Really looking forward to it – I hope Amazon UK stocks it, if not I’ll be happy to pay the shipping! I use few US sites, as often we just can’t get hold of so many of the ingredients here (Turkey), but I love your site and I use it often. We love your pesto shrimp – they are our number one dinner at the mo.

    - Jayne on October 29, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Jayne, It’s available in the UK! Here’s the link. Thank you for your support!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations Jenn! Love your site and all the great recipes. Pre-order complete!

    - Elena on October 29, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Elena!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Ordered!

    - Paula Jones on October 29, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Paula!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Absolute no brainer! I am done buying cookbooks, but yours is another story. Pre-order complete! Congratulations and sting work👍🏼🏆🏆🏆😀

    - Janet Miller on October 29, 2017 Reply
    • Oops! Strong work! Darn auto correct!!!!

      - Janet Miller on October 29, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Janet! ❤️

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • My pleasure to preorder your book! Never hardly open a cookbook anymore as I go straight to your site❣️
    You’ve never let me down…….
    congratulations!

    - Michelle Pellitier on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • So sweet, Michelle – thank you!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Jenn: Fabulous! Will be ordering for sure!! Absolutely love your recipes and you’ve been a lifesaver this year at my cottage gathering of 25 people. I’ve never cooked for that many people and I used all your recipes for an amazing meal…It truly was fantastic! All the best with the new book, can’t wait to see it. You go girl, you have all my support:)
    Cynthia

    - Cynthia on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • So appreciate your support, Cynthia! And glad the recipes turned out well 🙂

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • As I have shared with you before, I do not buy cookbooks…but yours’ is one I will buy. Placing the order now! Every recipe I have made requires no adjustments and your directions are pure perfection. I have told some many people about your website. When friends/family ooh & aah about my entrees/desserts, I happily confess where I got the recipe from. Thank you so much!

    - Aileen on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Aileen – I am so grateful!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Hi Jenn I am so so excited for you as well as to preorder your cookbook. Congratulations. You must be more than thrilled. You have put a lot of hard work into this book and now it is behind you. I’m sure it’s going to be on the Bestseller list. Your recipes are amazing. Can’t wait for April.

    - Annchen Bodenstab on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Annchen!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Looking forward to your new Cookbook. I’ve already tried so many of your recipes…Apple Pecan Crisp comes to mind right away…it’s awesome. Tonight we had Baked Ziti with Sausage and we’ll be having it again for sure. Pumpkin Bread was amazing….I could go on. For sure I’ll be getting your Cookbook. Congratulations…and thanks for the great recipes….

    - Bert on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thx so much, Bert!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • It looks gorgeous! Ordering my copy now and spreading the word. Tremendous, Jenn!

    - Laura K on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you Laura!!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations, Jenn!! I just pre-ordered my copy. I am somewhat new to your site so there are still a lot here for me to try. But I look forward to trying your new recipes just the same.

    - Nicole on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Nicole!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Done! Looking forward to it! Best of luck!

    - Teresa on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Yay– thanks so much for your support! 🙂

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Love that cover! Pre-order done! Any chance it will ship earlier than April?? Thanks so much for all you have done!

    - Susan on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • I wish, Susan, but 4/3 is the date. Thank you – I appreciate your support!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Great. I look forward to getting it. I will pre-order it. Congratulations! I have enjoyed your recipes

    - Gwen Coley on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • 💜 thank you!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Pre-order placed!! Happy to learn the benefits of pre-ordering for authors. I will consider that option more closely in the future.

    Best of success with your book’s release. Your work is what we continue to return to for any new recipe ideas in our home.

    - Libby on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Libby. I appreciate it!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Just pre-ordered! Can’t wait to get the book in my hands.

    - Cozette on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • So grateful – thank you!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Love your recipes! Three pre ordered on Amazon.ca

    - Tracy on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Wow – thanks, Tracy! So appreciate the support!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • It’s that “Family approved” header that, while appealing to “families,” doesn’t do much for those that are not fortunate to have a family (e.g., “kids,” is what I gather). Maybe there are some recipes in there for our little dogs? I hope so. I’m just not partial to that “Families” bit. Look forward to the book all the same.

    - Malcolm Armstrong on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Malcolm, I understand your feeling about the use of the word family. I certainly didn’t mean to leave anyone out of offend any readers — I truly believe families come in all shapes and sizes. No pup treats but our dog loves the leftovers 🙂

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • I will be pre-ordering for me and as family gifts. Testing some of the recipes was great fun and I didn’t realize how that would translate into great excitement seeing the book actually “happen”. So excited to start a recipe marathon when the books arrive. I’ve never had a recipe failure using your recipes and guidance and with these mega tested 100 gems, this should be a number one go to cook book for families for years to come.

    - Pamela Minkley on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Pamela!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • I just preordered my copy! Thanks for putting a collection together. I’ve tried SO MANY of your recipes and have LOVED every one of them — so I’m really looking forward to this collection! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

    - Julie M. on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • 💜 thank you, Julie!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations I love your recipes
    Will be preordering your book.

    - Norma on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks, Norma!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Done! Pre-ordered moments ago from Amazon. How can I not support you when you freely share the most amazing recipes with me?
    You are my go to person for all recipes. Can’t wait for April!

    - Karyn K on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Karyn! I appreciate it!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations! I will be preordering a book on Amazon UK right now. You really are an inspiration to all us aspiring cooks! Wishing you much success for the book and the ones to follow… 😉 Maddi Cryer

    - Maddi Cryer on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks, Maddi!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • As generous as you have been with your expertise how can we not purchase one as a thank you? Congratulations on the book and thanks for all of your hard work and generosity. I mean going on Amazon right now to pre-order.

    - Cephus on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • ❤️

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Absolutely will pre order! I am so excited for your book and will be buying copies for my sisters, sisters in law, and friends for Christmas next year. Every recipe I have ever tried of yours has been amazing and you are my absolutely favorite website for recipe inspiration. I wish you all the best with the launch!

    - Marla D. on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Marla!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • I’m planning to preorder the book as I have loved every recipe I’ve made from your site and love how we can ask a question and you reply!

    My question about the book is this – are those photos of the finished product, I love knowing what it suppose to look like when finished and the photos inspire me to try the recipe.

    - Marina on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Yes, Marina – there’s a photo of every finished dish. Thank you for your support!

      - Jenn on October 28, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations!!! I have enjoyed your recipes immensely, and I’m looking forward to April 3.

    - Chuck Cairns on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • 😊 Thank you, Chuck!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations for completing this project. That in itself is a huge accomplishment. How exciting and I share your joy. You have been one of my most trusted and knowledgeable resources over the past few years. You have certainly “earned” our respect. I want to order the book now for a Christmas present for my daughter and wondering if your recipes have pictures. I didn’t see where we could take a peek.

    - Allie on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you, Allie! Yes, there are photos of every finished dish in the book — and a few have step-by-step.

      - Jenn on October 30, 2017 Reply
  • Congratulations on completing your book – it must be a huge relief!! I placed a pre-order through amazon.ca . I wish you all the best success with your book. I have used so many recipes on your site and I am very happy to contribute in this small way to you and your continued success (not to mention getting the book :). Thank you for all your hard work! All the best.

    - Nick on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Nick. I appreciate it! ❤️

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply
  • So excited for you…and for the rest of us! Placed my order for 5 copies since I have to share all of your amazing recipes.

    Congratulations, Jenn!

    - Charlene on October 28, 2017 Reply
    • Thanks, Charlene!

      - Jenn on October 29, 2017 Reply

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