I’ve been working on an exciting project for months and I’m thrilled to finally share it with you: I’m writing a cookbook! The book will be published by Chronicle Books and released in the spring of 2018. I know, I know…it seems like an eternity from now, but I’m hoping it will be worth the wait. The book will contain 100 recipes – mostly new, as well as a few favorites from the site – along with 140 professionally shot photographs. Hooray for lots of photos!
This book is a longtime dream of mine. After leaving the restaurant business when my son was born 12 years ago, I spent a few years at home before deciding that I wanted to get back into the food world – specifically, I wanted to write a cookbook. I quickly realized 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 get myself “out there.”
Eventually, thanks to all of you, the blog flourished into a busy recipe site with 4 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’ll still be posting new weekly recipes on the site and responding to your comments and questions. I’ll also keep you posted on the book as it comes to life. There’ll be some fun behind-the-scenes cookbook snapshots in my newsletter (subscribe here), and you can always see what I’m cooking daily on Instagram.
So, that’s my big news. 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!