I have some exciting news to share with you. I’ve been keeping it under wraps for months. Waiting. Sitting on my hands. Impatient for the day when I could tell you: my first cookbook has just been published! I’m trying to stay calm, cool, collected, but the truth is I can barely contain my excitement. Of course I could have told you it was coming, drummed up excitement and shown you previews. Call me superstitious, but I couldn’t believe it until I saw it on Amazon (you see, I’ve had a few projects in the pipelines that either never got started or have been delayed dramatically, so I’ve learned to be cautious). But yesterday it was published. For real. In living color. Here, see for yourself:
Let me tell you a little bit about it. For starters, it’s an e-cookbook. It has been published by a wonderful new digital publishing house called Hang Time Press (you may recall my interview with Lori from Hang Time a few months back). Their niche is primarily mini e-cookbooks, although they will also be publishing some full length e-books starting in 2013. I first met Lori through her lovely blog, Wine Country Cook and was thrilled when we decided to work together on this project. You can check out the other mini e-cookbooks they have published here and in their spring catalogue.
In case you couldn’t tell from the title, the cookbook has 10 recipes, all of which use frozen, packaged puff pastry as the basis for inspiring brunch recipes. Ten recipes may not sound like a lot, but the book is 52 pages of my photography, recipes, and tips on working with puff pastry. I like to think that each recipe is really just a springboard for other recipes, and I offer a lot of ideas on how you can alter and adapt each one. Plus, I’m not joking when I say I poured my heart and soul into these 10 recipes. With the exception of one, they are all new and never before published here or anywhere. Each recipe is my own creation, tested again and again until they were just perfect.
Yes, I’m quite proud of this little book.
The butterflies in my stomach are dancing, and my heart is all aflutter. I’m excited to finally be able to share this with you. Here’s where you come in: Please buy my book! It’s only $2.99. That’s the price of a coffee at Starbucks. Just about 11 shekels for my Israeli friends. It’s available at the Amazon Kindle store, and for Barnes and Noble’s Nook. Soon it will be out on iTunes. You can check out all the options here. Don’t have an iPad or e-reader? No problem! Download Kindle for Mac here and PC here to read it on your computer.
And, of course, I’d be thrilled, honored, and through the moon if you share it with your friends and readers, family and strangers on the street. If you like it, a review on Amazon or elsewhere would be incredible.
A note if you are kosher or vegetarian: There are two recipes that call for bacon/prosciutto and one that features salmon, but I offer delicious vegetarian substitutions for each so please don’t let that deter you! Seriously, the baked egg cups are just as special without prosciutto, and no one would notice bacon missing from the quiche. I am sorry to my vegan friends, though, as puff pastry is, by its very nature, very not vegan.
Thanks to all my readers for being my supporters and cheerleaders, and allowing me to be a part of this fabulous community of food blogging.
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