Um, guess what guys? I wrote a COOKBOOK! Okay, this is not exactly new news, but I’m so excited that I want to whisper-shout it from the rooftops. Whisper-shout because I’m actually kind of shy and the idea of shouting from the rooftops makes me more than a little nervous. It was a wild, crazy ride and I’m still pinching myself to see if I’m dreaming. Easy Gourmet is full of everything I love to cook and eat. It’s out on September 2nd, just a wee bit before my birthday and it’s the best birthday present I ever gave myself! (You guys do give yourselves birthday presents, right?!)
It’s been hard to not talk about it, because I’m so excited, but it’s hard to talk about it too, because I’m terrified. When I write my posts, I like to pretend that I’m sending out my food and photos into the giant black hole that is the internet. It’s easy to pretend that no one’s seen my post on eggs or my grilled cheese and egg combos. I’m fairly good at deluding myself. But, you guys, this is REAL. I have a book coming out!
I’m kind of uncomfortable tooting my own horn, but I guess better get used to toot-tooting if I want this book to be a success. I’m hoping that the food can speak for itself though. Some of my absolute favourites are: the buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, the lemony bone marrow pasta, the maple glazed duck with sriracha honeyed carrots, the shrimp salad rolls, the miso glazed eggplant, the banh mi pulled pork sliders and the deep-fried calamari and bacon. But really, everything is delicious and fun because that’s what cooking is about, right?
I still can’t believe that Easy Gourmet is real. So, thank you, dear readers, for visiting I am a Food Blog. This book wouldn’t exist without you. Thank you for your comments, for your insight, for your support. A million, million x’s and o’s.
Oh, and if you blog and would like a review copy, let me know. I will have a limited supply available and I would LOVE if you guys would do me the honour. Pretty please?! Hit me up at nom [at] iamafoodblog.com and I’ll be in touch. I’m really, really excited (as I’m sure you can tell from my copious use of exclamation marks) and I hope you are too! I don’t have any more review copies! :(
Also, if you have any questions about how I got my book deal or the book writing process, just leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer! I’m also thinking of putting up a FAQs page, so if you have any questions that don’t relate to the book, please feel free to ask as well!
PS – For all my Canadian friends, you can order on Amazon.ca!