Monday, September 10, 2012

BIG NEWS - A COOKBOOK!


An update: my book is available for pre-order now at...

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I’ve been bursting to share this news with all of you..... I’m writing a cookbook! This blog that started on a whim three years ago has turned out to be an unexpected and massive gift in my life: fostering in us an ever-deeper appreciation of homegrown flavors and seasonal abundance in our own kitchen and garden, helping me to discover a serious passion for food photography, and finally connecting with so many of you talented food-lovers out there - not just in the Bay Area, but around the world. I’m grateful for all of your support, comments, and enthusiasm - thank you!

Just like this blog, my book is inspired by flavor, bounty, joy and a deep love of food, and its pages will be packed with simple, seasonal recipes that are of course gluten-free as well. I have more than 80 brand new recipes just for the book, and will also include a few old favorites. We've been cooking up a storm around here and I cannot wait to share all of the deliciousness with you: from tasty cocktails, to eggy delights, ample whole grains, treats from the sea, succulent meats, tons of fruits and veggies, and plenty of baked buttery goodness.

Yummy Supper: 100 fresh, luscious, and honest recipes from a {gluten-free} omnivore will be published August, 2014, by Rodale Books. I owe huge thanks to my amazing agent Carole Bidnick for finding such a perfect home for my project. Rodale Inc was started in 1930 by J.I. Rodale, considered by many to be the father of the organic movement in America. I feel honored to be included in the Rodale family, not just because of Rodale's unparalleled place in the sustainable food movement, but also for his influence on my own family dinner table. I was lucky enough to grow up on the wholesome flavors of organic fruits and veggies cultivated in my mom’s plentiful garden, which was directly inspired by Rodale’s books - her beloved gardening tomes. Elissa Altman, whom many of you may already know from her own brilliant writing at Poor Man’s Feast, is my editor at Rodale. Elissa’s dedication to Rodale’s core ethos - a thoughtful passion for real food and healthful deliciousness  - makes her an ideal shepherd in the making of this book.

I have a feeling this book will keep me extremely busy over the next year, but you can still find me here talking about food, cooking, and of course sharing plenty of recipes and photos all along the way.

Yours,
Erin

99 comments:

  1. Congrats! what great news.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Thanks Rosa! I couldn't be more excited!!!

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  2. Wow that is *so* exciting and I know that I will be grabbing up a copy as soon as they are available! With your photography it's bound to be a beautiful beautiful book

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    1. Hey Stephanie, Thanks! I'm working hard already and can't wait to share.
      xo
      E

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  3. I can't wait to buy your book! Congratulations.

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  4. What surprise!! Congratulations Erin. This is wonderful news and I can't wait to follow you along on your journey. It is going to be such a journey!

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    1. I've been at it for a while now, and it was so hard to keep from sharing the news! And yes, it will definitely be a journey!

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  5. Congratulations, Erin! Well deserved! Good luck with the writing process, I'm sure it will be an amazing experience. I wish you all the inspiration in the world :)

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    1. Magda, that is so kind of you. I'll take all of that inspiration you are kind enough to wish for me! So far the process is amazing - challenging and inspiring all at the same time.
      xxoo
      E

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  6. Congratulations! I bet this will be a wonderful cookbook!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I'm thrilled to get the opportunity!

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  7. Congratulations Erin! I have long enjoyed your blog, photography and writing. What a natural progression in this journey to publish your talents. I will look forward to purchasing a copy and hopefully gain an autograph from you, since we both call the Bay Area home. So EXCITED for you!!!!

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    1. Lisa, thank you for your sweet note and all of your continued support and enthusiasm. I always look forward to hearing from you and seeing what you are cooking.

      And yes an autographed copy for you for sure!!!

      xxoo
      E

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  8. Hooray, cookbook! That is super exciting news!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. I'm so excited!

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  9. Congratulations Erin! I cannot wait to read your cookbook- you have such a warmth that comes through in your writing, I know the recipes will feed your readers both body and mind.

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    1. That is so nice of you to say - food for body and mind. I love it!

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  10. Congrats Erin!!!! What an exciting news, I'm sure it will be beautiful and I can't wait to own a copy!
    xx to you

    Najwa

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    1. Najwa, huge smiles over here!

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  11. Congratulations!!! Not surprised though, you are incredibly talented! Love reading your blog and can't wait to pick up your book! Best of luck!!!

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    1. Kristen, thank you for all that kindness. And I'll take the good luck too:)

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  12. Erin! This is fabulous news! So happy for you - it's going to be an amazing book for sure. Can't wait to see the end result! Have fun!

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    1. Renee, I'm having so much fun already. I'm recipe testing and shooting like a wild woman. Fun, indeed!
      Thanks,
      E

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  13. A toast to you about your fabulous news! Congrats! Can't wait to see the book when it's all done. ;)

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  14. YEAH!!! And I love that the cover picture looks like nature's fireworks!! You totally rock lady! Congrats!! Ames

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    1. Nature's firework for sure. Ames, thanks for all of your love and support, dude. I hope you'll come over for more tasting.
      Love you!

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  15. Wahoo! So pleased for you and it's great to be able to talk about it now! Will reply to your email soon - just wanted to say congrats and well done. & I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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    1. Emma, it feels great to finally be out of hiding. The book is coming along. I'm super excited with a bunch of recipes already and the visuals are starting to take shape too. Much to do in this next year!
      I hope school, and your new lovely place are treating you well. xxoo

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  16. Congratulations Erin! I'm sure it will be full of inspiring recipes and amazing photos. I can't wait to see it.

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    1. Cenk! So fun to hear from you here. Just seeing your name makes me miss Istanbul.
      Thanks for the well wishes:)

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  17. Wow! What a great news from you! I love your blog and I'm sure your cookbook is going to be as much beautiful (or even more!) as your blog! When is the release date?

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    1. Thanks Zita. The publications date is yet to be finalized. I'll keep you posted!

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  18. Congratulations!! So excited for you and can't wait to see how the book turns out - will definitely be pre-ordering a copy as soon as I can :-)

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  19. That is the best news Erin!!! Huge congrats to you love, your book will be BEAUTIFUL xx

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    1. Thanks Emma! I'm doing my best over here to make a darned good book:)

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  20. That's exciting. Best wishes to your venture. It will be a great book. I love to see that passion.

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    1. Thanks Angela - your best wishes are much appreciated!

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  21. Holy crap Erin, you kick ass! Way to be :)

    I was just commenting last night to my boyfriend on how I own very few cookbooks (aside from just about every old Martha entertainment book because looking through her sumptuous feasts makes me smile). I'm just not a big cookbook person. But I know that I will snatch your book up right away when it becomes available, because I know it's going to be 100% terrific. I couldn't be more thrilled for you!

    And here you are, wondering what my big news is going to be. Your news is waaay bigger;)

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    1. Emma, I'm still dying to hear your news. You are close to sharing - yay!

      Yep, this has been really big news for me. I still pinch myself sometimes. But as I dig through my heavily scribbled recipe notes, splattered with food drips, and look at the pix I've shot already I am starting to see it all happening. I feel super lucky!

      I hope the book will even inspire you to become more of a "cookbook person";)

      xxoo

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    2. Ooh, what I should have said was that the few cookbooks I do own are very important to me, and I treasure them. I just don't own very many!

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    3. Emma, I know what you mean. I have a handful of cookbooks that I treasure and I try not to buy too many. For years I kept it pretty minimal, but I'm starting to look like a cookbook hoarder these days! Dangerous. I'm also really into checking out cookbooks at the library. It's a great way to test drive.

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  22. Congratulations!! I can't wait for it to come out. I had a feeling you might be heading in that direction. :)

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    1. Hey Jenna, Thanks! I feel extremely lucky to get this opportunity to do what I love so much.

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  23. This're an amazing news! Congrats and I keep my fingers crossed :)

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    1. Marta, I appreciate the crossed fingers;) This is one BIG project for me.
      xo

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  24. Erin, Congrats my dear. This is well deserved good news! I can't wait to see the finished product.

    Jennifer Burt

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Hope to run into again before too long so we can talk more about FOOD. xo

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  25. Erin!
    Wooo Hooo! This is fabulous news. I love your photographs (I need to see how it's suppose to look) and your food is so clean, fresh and terrific and some exotic. You deserve this opportunity and your going to shine. Best of luck to your new endeavor.....I can not wait for publication. Best of luck, MUAHHHH!

    Oh my goodness, I am so excited for you.

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    1. Oli, your note made me teary. I'm thrilled to have your support and I can't wait to share all the new recipes (and photos) with you. Who said GF couldn't be delicious and bountiful, right?
      xxxooo

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  26. Wow, this is amazing news! Congratulations! I will be so excited to see it when it's published, I love all your food!

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  27. WOW WOW WOW! Just can't wait to get my hands on your gorgeous book. I know I will LOVE it and will enjoy every bit of it. Congrats Erin (((HUGS))) :)

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    1. :) Kankana, hugs back at you + a giant smile! xxoo

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  28. Congratulations, great piece of news!!! Surely this will keep you very busy but no doubt the reward and satisfaction will be worth every minute! Keep us informed.

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    1. Thanks Tesei! I'll keep you informed for sure.

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  29. UstabahippieSeptember 11, 2012

    Yay! I can't wait to buy your book. Congratulations on this project's fruition. I have just embarked on a gluten free diet and am SO looking forward to your recipes. I'm having a hard time finding recipes that don't need all those yucky sounding gums!

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    1. Ustabahippie, Yes! You nailed it. There won't be any weird gums in my book, just plenty to real tasty food. I wish you luck of your gluten free eating. Let me know if I can help. I found that mostly takes a big mental shift to let go of wheat, but then you realize just how much good stuff there is to eat. Especially in our area.
      xo

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    2. ustabahippieSeptember 12, 2012

      Thanks for your reply Erin. I'm finding GF eating to be less difficult than I anticipated. Especially since in 2.5 months I've already lost 1.5" off my waist and 5lbs.! And that makes it so easy to look over the offerings at a party and say, nope, nope, not GF!

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    3. So great to hear it is going well for you! SO many people tell me they feel better once the let go of gluten. You're right it does make it easier to pass up so many of the less healthy options.
      I hope you keep feeling good!

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  30. Congratulations, great news! I can't wait to see your book.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I can't wait either;)

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  31. Congratulations! I can't wait to read it! I have no doubt that it'll be every bit as wonderful as your blog.

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  32. Erin, this incredible! Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you and very much looking forward to seeing what will undoubtedly be a gorgeous cookbook. xo

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    1. Laura, so good to hear from you! I'm looking forward to seeing what you're cooking next. I always love your food.
      And thanks for you kind words! xo

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  33. I couldn't be more happy for you, Erin! I wish it was here already! It's like seeing the preview for an incredible movie but you can't see it until 2014! That's how I feel about your new book. :) I wish you a smooth process to the end!

    xo,
    Christina

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    1. Christina Marie, I totally know what you mean about a great movie premier and I'm so honored that you think of my book that way. Wish I could speed it all up for you, but I'm afraid it's gonna take a bit for me to make it all happen. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait:)
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  34. Erin, CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an excellent news! I love your photography and your simple but yummy cooking. Looking forward to seeing it in print!

    xoxo,
    Jenn

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    1. Jenn, so good to hear from you! Thanks so much for the congrats. I feel so lucky!
      I hope you're well.
      xxoo

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  35. Congratulations Erin! I have been loving Yummy Supper blog for the last year, and can't wait to buy your cookbook for myself, and all my friends! Your work is both beautiful and delicious. A combination that doesn't get any better. Thank you. -Susan Copeland, Nevada City

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    1. Susan, What an amazing treat to get this note from you this morning. I'm not sure if you remember.... you gave me my very first job! It's so funny to think that here I am full circle working with food and writing a cookbook. I have many great memories of all the tasty baked goodies I ate at The Flour Garden. You always had the best quality treats and I'm so honored that you follow me here.
      Love,
      Erin

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  36. Congratulations!! How very exciting!

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  37. Congratulations, Erin! I'm thrilled for you. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

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    1. Hey there Kathryne, thanks for your sweet note. I'm thrilled over here too:)

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  38. Congratulations!! That is great news, and I am sure it will be amazing. Rodale publishes such great things.

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    1. Jillian, I feel really lucky to be with Rodale. I have so much respect for their point of view and commitment to sustainability.
      Have a great weekend,
      E

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  39. Wonderful! I look forward to more. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Andi! Much much more is coming your way. I couldn't be happier with the recipes and the photos for the book thus far! It's so hard to wait to share it all.
      -E

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  40. Congratulations! Can't wait to see it!

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  41. eatlovedrinkSeptember 22, 2012

    Amazing! Congratulations! Your book is going to be so, so beautiful. Something tells me I'm going to want to keep it out on the coffee table, not stashed away on the cookbook shelf. I'm excited!

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    1. Allison, oh your note made my day. I so hope that my book is coffee table worthy for you!
      xxxooo
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  42. Erin, that is fantastic news! I'm so excited to hear that you're working on a cookbook and I absolutely cannot wait to check it out. Big hugs to you, friend. And sorry I'm late to the party! x

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    1. Thanks so much Kasey! I am so stoked over here and the book is already really coming together. I can't wait to share all the recipes.
      I hope you and your little bun in the oven are doing well:)
      xxoo
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  43. I was thinking a lot regarding this topic, so thanks for bringing it up here. You certainly have a good writing style i like, so will be subscribing to your blog.

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  44. Yay, congrats! I look forward to seeing (and buying) the final product, both for myself and for my gluten-intolerant mom. I've been away awhile but now that I'm cooking again I hope you'll stop by my blog!

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  45. I am so impressed with you young lady!!!!! beautiful blog, and I can't wait for your cookbook to come out!

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  46. Suzanne HawkinsJanuary 31, 2013

    That is wonderful and inspiring. I look forward to seeing it.

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  47. Is the book out? I looked all over Rodale press books for it and cannot find it..
    I'd love to get it as well. I love your Meyers lemons recipes.
    Your kale chip link goes to the cranberry scones by the way.. just thought you'd like to know. I really wanted the chip recipe!
    Cheers,
    Jana

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    1. You are so sweet! My book comes out next spring - ah it's such a long process. I'm just about to turn in the manuscript, then editing and design etc.. And next year it will finally happen! Can't wait to share.

      I just changed the kale chip link - hope it works for you now:)

      Thanks for your kind support.
      xoxo
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  48. Can't wait to see the finished product. Seems like some really great recipes on your blog and AMAZING food photos!

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    1. David, What a treat to hear from you here! Thanks for the enthusiasm... this cookbook has been such a fun project for me. I'm itching to share it with everyone.

      I hope all is well with you and your family,
      xo
      Erin

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So good to hear from you... I appreciate each and every note you leave for me!

Thanks,
E

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