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Easy Gourmet

It’s been just over a year since I conceptualized, cooked, tested, styled, and shot all the recipes in Easy Gourmet. I’ve been skirting around it for a while now, but THE DAY IS COMING (September 2nd!!) and I want to tell you all about it! Maybe you’ve seen Easy Gourmet on my Instagram or maybe you’ve even preordered (if you have, thank you from the bottom of my heart!) but if you haven’t, I just wanted to take some time to tell you what’s inside.

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Easy Gourmet has nine chapters and ninety-nine recipes – I have a thing for nines. 90% of the recipes are new and the ones I have included from the blog have been tweaked slightly to make them even tastier and easier to follow. Every recipe has a full page photo that I styled and shot myself.

The chapters are as follows: Breakfast, Pasta & Rice, Meats, Seafood, Vegetables, Soups & Stews, Sandwiches, Snacks, and Dessert. The recipes are the kind that I’m hoping you’ll make again and again and again. There are some classics like a really, really good lasanga and some new classics like miso glazed cod and tofu fries.

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I am so in love with it and can’t wait until you guys fall in love too! Fun fact – I got to design the entire book, including the layout and cover. The result is almost like I am a Food Blog has leapt out of the screen into the real world.

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I feel like I love the entire book, but I have to mention: I am super in love with the end pages. I’ve always had a thing for end pages and ever since I got to design my own, I’ve been even more obsessed.

I’m nervous and happy and all the crazy feelings. But mostly I’m thankful. Thank you dear readers for coming back again and again to my corner of the internet. You have no idea how much it means to me. I wish we could all eat chicken wings together and get awkward because in real life, I’m just as awkward as they get.



PS – Don’t you love the stump in the lead image!? I’m so in LOVE! (It’s from West Elm, in case you’re curious).

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  1. Todd Wagner says:

    STEPHANIE!! You are the best! I cannot wait to cook absolutely everything in here. It looks beyond amazing! Can we hang in real life, because I’m all kinds of awkward too?! :-) Congrats again!

    1. steph says:

      let’s be awkward together :D

  2. This is major. To do the cooking, testing, photographing, writing, AND design all by yourself…girl, I can’t even tell you how proud I’m of you. I’ve already preordered a copy and can’t wait to get lost in these 99 recipes and have you hang out in my kitchen forever. xoxo

    P.S. 6 DAYS!!!

    1. steph says:

      Sini – you are the sweetest. Maybe someday we’ll hang out in your kitchen in real life!? xoxo

  3. Steph says:

    Soooo excited for you, Steph! Finally placed my order :) Can’t wait til it arrives. Congratulations! Such an inspiration for me.

    1. steph says:

      yayayyay!!! so happy you ordered!! thanks steph! xo

  4. meg says:

    Looks amazing! Putting my order in now. I love your recipes :) Congrats!

    1. steph says:

      yay! thanks so much for ordering Meg!! xoxoxo

  5. I’m so excited Stephanie!! I know it’s going to be OUTSTANDING and can’t wait to see it in stores!

    1. steph says:

      when you see it in stores…take a pic Millie! i would totally get a kick out of that! :D

  6. Denise | TLT says:

    You even designed the entire book? That’s insane;) No seriously: you’re so multitalented it’s not even normal. You should be so, so proud and I can’t wait to see the results.

    1. steph says:

      thank you Denise! i can’t wait til you see it! xoxo

  7. ahu says:

    Woahhhhh congrats! This is amazing! The book looks gorgeous and I love the flipbook shot!

    1. steph says:

      thank you Ahu!!! :D

  8. Nicole says:

    Already preordered and cannot wait.

    1. steph says:

      YAY! can’t wait til it’s in your hands!! :D thank you for ordering!!!

  9. Sophie says:

    Holy smokes you multi-talented lady!! How often does a publisher just let a person run with the entire project? YOU = because they know how awesome you are. Congratulations!! What a treasure! Come on September 2!

    1. steph says:

      biggest hugs to you sophie!! you’ve been coming here FOREVER and i super appreciate ALL your support lady!! xoxoxoox

  10. Joyce says:

    hi! I was wondering if Easy Gourmet will ever be available on book stands?

    1. steph says:

      Joyce – yes it will be on bookstands as well!

  11. Eileen says:

    Hooray for imminent cookbook release! You must be so excited. :)

    1. steph says:

      so excited. and freaked out, really :D

  12. Izy says:

    YAAAY OMFG I’m so excited :0 It looks so beautiful, I can’t wait to curl up under a blanket with some tea and binge read the whole thing.

    1. steph says:

      ahhahah best.comment.EVER izy!! i can’t wait til YOUR book comes in the mail. i keep looking at the cover and dreaming about the insides!!!

  13. Even though the shipping fee from amazon to Beijing is about the price of another book, this one is gonna be worth it! I can’t wait….

    1. steph says:

      mandy!! i feel so happy that you ordered!!! i LOVE you!!!

  14. Congratulations! We are so excited to get a copy.

    1. steph says:

      yay!! thanks so much!!!

  15. Erika says:

    I HIIIIGHLY doubt you are awkward in person, so basically we are going to have to meet someday so I can disprove this notion ;) Congrats again on the gorgeous book!!! Do you have a background in design? I can’t believe you designed the entire thing! It is seriously such a beautiful, beautiful book and I cannot wait to read it!!!

    1. steph says:

      thanks so much erika!!! i do – but i’m self taught :D
      and yes – let’s meet up in real life!! for sure!!!!

  16. Sylvia says:

    Congratulations Steph! The book looks amazing and your end papers are beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see!

    1. steph says:

      thank you, thank you sylvia!! xoxo

  17. Nata says:

    Preordered! ♥

    1. steph says:

      nata!! ALL the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to you!

  18. cynthia says:

    so. so. SO GORGEOUS!! I am so excited that it’s waiting for me when I get back from HI — I could not be happier for you and could not imagine a more exciting, impeccably designed work of art than this cookbook. So much love!!!

    1. steph says:

      cynthia – your comments ALWAYS make me smile :) thank you so, so much! i’m so happy we’re friends! ♥

  19. Lindsey says:

    so super exciting steph! i can’t wait to get my hands on your lovely book! wishing you all the wonderful things that come along with such an epic undertaking! xo’s to you!

    1. steph says:

      thanks lindsey!!!! xo’s to YOU too. you are my rock!

  20. Patricia says:

    Bonjour Stephanie! I just received my copy yesterday and it looks really nice! Congrats!

    1. steph says:

      merci patricia! so happy you got it already!! xoxoxo

  21. Kathryn says:

    I love everything about this book from the concept to the design to your always stunning photographs (and I can never, ever resist a recipe for lasagna!) Congratulations, I can’t wait to get a copy!

  22. Congratulations Steph!!! The book looks like a real beauty.

  23. Vicky says:

    Ahhhhh already preordered and so excited!! Seriously, if only we could all meet you in real life one day and have fabulous foodie + design adventures together <3

  24. I LOVE ENDPAPERS TOO!!!!! Oh man they make me squeal when they are good. I preordered your book yesterday and I CANNOT WAIT. It looks sooo gorgeous, and I’m super jealous that you were able to design everything!! That’s an amazing opportunity, and I love it because I love your style. I’m sure your book will become one of my favorites because it will have amazing, approachable recipes, and be totally gorgeous and well-designed at the same time. EEE!!!!!! :-D

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