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It’s been two weeks now since my cookbook came into the world. I hope you’re enjoying it and finding lots of new favorite recipes! I absolutely love seeing your photos and hearing about what dishes you’ve made — please keep sharing with me, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #OnceUponaChefCookbook so I don’t miss your posts!
These past few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, and I’m so excited to fill you in on all the details.
First, the biggest news…Thanks to all of YOU, the book hit two bestseller lists: The Washington Post and Publishers Weekly. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this happen!
There’s so much more to share. Keep reading for press features, a gourmet cookware giveaway, book tour dates, and more…
Publishers Weekly — Bestsellers
Washington Post — Washington Bestsellers
Book Celebration Giveaway!
To celebrate the launch of the book and to thank you for your support, I’m giving away lots of my favorite cookware over the next few months. Congrats to Diane G., who won last week’s Le Creuset Dutch Oven. This week, I’m giving away a 10-piece set of Breville cookware (retail value $500). There are many ways to enter. Click here for details!
Book Tour Dates
Thank you to everyone who came to my Washington, DC book signings — I loved meeting you. (Please send me photos if you have them!) I’m heading up to NYC, Toronto and Chicago next week. Please click on the links to RSVP.
New York City
May 15: Talk and Book Signing at Rizzoli’s (along with cookbook authors Ali Rosen and Justin Chapple, moderated by former Food & Wine Editor Dana Cowin), 6-7PM
May 16: Casual Drop-in Book Signing at Indigo Eaton Centre (220 Yonge Street), 5 to 6:30PM (No need to RSVP; just drop in and say hi!)
May 17: The Marilyn Denis Show
May 18: Talk and Book Signing at Read It And Eat, 6:30-8:30PM
May 24: Author Talk at JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville MD, 7PM
June 5: National Press Club Dinner (open to public; details TBA soon!)
June 21 (events TBA)
If I’m not coming to your town, you can pre-order a signed cookbook inscribed any way you wish through Politics & Prose, a bookstore near my home. Click on this link to order a signed book.
How To Get The Book
The book is available wherever books are sold, including the online retailers below:
Review The Book
If you enjoy the book, one of the BEST things you can do to support me is to review it on Amazon early! Positive reviews make all the difference and really help the book be seen. A few sentences and a rating are all that’s required. THANK YOU to those of you who have already left reviews!
Sooo, I spent a zillion hours proofreading this book, and then it came out, and I found a few mistakes in it. I agonized and beat myself up about it for a while…but then I realized that stuff happens, and it’s not the end of the world. Please note the following corrections: 1) For the Smoky BBQ Chicken Breasts (p. 129), the salt should be 1 tsp, and 2) For the Coconut Cupcakes (p. 272), the cream cheese should be 6 oz and the coconut milk in the frosting should be 1/4 cup.
That’s all the news for now. Thank you for supporting this book and, as always, feel free to email me if you have any questions or feedback on the recipes. I’d love to hear from you!