Thursday, September 9, 2010

About My Cookbook: "A" Book, But Not "THE" Book

Here's a little HD walk-through of the new cookbook. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't any confusion that this was some sort of official Food Wishes cookbook. Hopefully that will happen very soon, but in the meantime I'm very proud to have authored this great collection of American recipes for the highly regarded Parragon Publishing.

As I brag about in the video, what you see, is what you get. I was allowed to photograph all the recipes I prepared for the book. For better or worse, there are no photo studio tricks here – just simple home cooking as it really looks, imperfections and all.

I'm not exactly sure whether I'll sell them directly from the blog, or simply refer people to Amazon, but I will post more detailed ordering information as soon as it comes available. You can pre-order the book on Amazon, but be sure to use this link, so Chef John gets a little taste of the action. Thanks!


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi chef John, congratulation on your new book. Hope there will be more to follow. Just today I tried one of your recipe and it was a success. Thank you...

Matthew said...

Yes you wrote a book! I'm buying this right now. Thank you Chef John and hopefully your wave of success keeps on rolling!

Gil said...

Congratulations!

Joy said...

Congratulations John! That's quite a feat. And the photos look great!

Chef John said...

Thanks everyone!

shristy said...

chef congatulation...i wanna buy it where can i get them???

Steve said...

Chef:

Very nice. A great chef and a great photographer, too. Clearly a man of many talents.

I'll probably order it through my local indie bookstore. I like to support local businesses whenever I can.

Chef John said...

as you should

PainyJames said...

Already bought and craving for the release!
It'd better be drooling proof 'cause I'm not gonna handle myself..

Mysticl said...

I am buying this. Through the link on your page of course;)

But what I am really looking forward to is the official Foodwishes cookbook! One for me and one for my daughter who is in college. You are managing to teach her to cook .. something I was never able to inspire when she was at home ... baking .. yes ... cooking ... no. For her first year away she was a starving student ... but not anymore! She is even growing her own herbs on her balcony! YAY! She is mostly vegetarian but not totally by choice ... by budget and you're recipes are stretching that budget in a good way ;)

Rita said...

this is so exciting!! woohoo! i'll be waiting for more details.

KrisD said...

Mmmm. Chicken and Dumplings.....

I am e-mailing the post to all of my cooking friends!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE Food Wishes, and am looking forward to the book :) pre-ordered it through Amazon already!
I am cooking a lot of things from your wonderful website, and the videos are the best!!!
Best wishes, Chef John!

Jay said...

Just got the cookbook from Amazon.ca yesterday! It looks great and I can't wait to give some of these a try! (I now need to go out and buy a loaf pan...)

Loved the commentary in the recipes.

I found a few typos in the book. Do I get a prize? ;-)

Chef John said...

No reward! :-) But, you can forward to me and I will send to them for the reprint. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I think you said in the other entry about the book that you were autographing them. Are you still doing that?

I'll be buying it regardless, of course. :D

Adam McGovern said...

Just ordered the book with your referral link. Looking forward to reading it over my winter break from college.

I'll certainly be making more of your famous onion rings which I brag about to all of my friends.

Keep up all the great work! I can't wait for the Official Book.

Adam McGovern said...

Just ordered the book with your referral link. Looking forward to reading it over my winter break from college.

I'll certainly be making more of your famous onion rings which I brag about to all of my friends.

Keep up all the great work! I can't wait for the Official Book.

Susan Chin said...

Hi Chef John,

I've tried to placed order to your cookbook thru your referring link. But according to the message that they are not sending to my address. Your cookbook is it only for sell in America? How can I order your cookbook if I'm from Vancouver, Canada. I'm your big fans, so I hope I will be able to buy your cookbook soon.


Thanks,
Susan Chin

Susan Chin said...

Hi Chef John,

I finally be able to placed an order to your cookbook, but not thru your link. I copied the title book from amazon.com and paste onto amazon.ca. Then I found your cookbook there. So I placed ordered from there. I'm so excited and can't wait to have your book.

Anonymous said...

I bought this book at Barnes & Noble and was really interested in the recipes, and couldn't help but notice that a lot of them seemed similar to yours and I was getting very angry that someone had stolen your recipes and published them. Only to find out that you were the author! I felt very silly, but it's nice to know I'm a fan of your stuff even when I don't have the bias of knowing it came from you!

pc said...

I bought the book and it was well worth it. The sections I liked best were the soups and breads/breakfast section. The recipes are similar to what you would find on this blog and what I was hoping for. When I look for a new recipe book, I look for pictures of the meals. It gives me a reference point as to how the finished product should look like. Each recipe in the book comes with a picture of it which I find to be invaluable.

J3nny said...

Congratulations My favorite chef John <3

J3nny said...

Felicidades mi querido Chef John!! <3

dorely.103 said...

omg I am going to order one from amazon right now!! Congrats and I hope you'll have more cookbooks to come!

carolyn colbourne said...

John
What is the best frying pan to buy for your recipe book
TKS
Love your voice!!!

Thomas S said...

Congratulations, Chef John. I'm going to order your book. You're the best.