I’m Writing a Cookbook!

by Jeanne on March 4, 2011

Yes, I am!  I am so excited, I can barely stand it.  I’ve had to keep this under my hat for so long, it’s surprising the information wasn’t shooting out of my ears.

What’s it about, you say?  About gluten-free baking, of course! If that wasn’t awesome enough, it’s specifically on gluten-free winter holiday baking.   Pinch me now, I can’t quite believe it’s happening.

I’m going to have so much fun with this. The book will cover Thanksgiving through Twelfth Night and will include all of your and my favorite traditional holiday recipes. I am a nut about the holidays and writing a book about baking during the holidays=dream come true. I am deeply humbled, honored, and grateful to be working with the fab folks at Chronicle Books, who will be publishing the book in the Fall of 2012.   Their cookbooks are so amazing and beautiful, I am pleased as punch to be working with them.  Squeeeee!

What this means is that I will be laying a bit low for the next few months. I will still be keeping up with the blog and recipes for the blog, but it might be a bit more sporadic. I have a very tight deadline, which means my nose will be firmly pressed to grindstone. 

Also, I will be needing recipe testers! I will put up a separate post with a call for that. So, if you’re interested in testing recipes in return for my deepest gratitude (and a mention in the book), check back soon. I’m just getting everything arranged. And yahoo!! This is gonna be fun!

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Judy June 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Can’t wait for your new gluten free cookbook- would also like to be a tester in the future if you need more testers- wish I had known about the testing offer before- but just came across your site- as I was just diagnosed 3 weeks ago!

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admin June 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Judy:Thanks! I will definitely let you know! Also, things will only go up from here–being diagnosed is the first step to finally feeling better!

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Gigi April 27, 2011 at 5:33 am

Embarrassingly late, but congratulations on such an awesome honor!

I can hardly wait to get a copy and get baking! We really have to wait until fall 2012?? I know it will be worth the wait! :)

xo,
Gigi

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admin April 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Gigi–thank you!

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Karen April 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

Im a nutrition consultant and Id love to test your recipes~~~ <3

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admin April 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Hi Karen: Oh, thank you so much for the kind offer. Right now, I will have to decline. I already have so many testers at the moment. How about for my next book? Thanks, again!

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It's Not You, it's Brie April 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Great! The more options out there for gluten-free cooking, the better. And with Chronicle Books too- how exciting! I’ve appreciated your advice via twitter and look forward to having it in hard copy.

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admin April 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Thank you!

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Sallie March 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

WOW!!! This is such great news and so very well deserved. I love following you and your blog. I am happy to volunteer as a tester – sending joy from the sunny South.

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Rosemary March 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Congratulations on your new book! I would be pleased to be a tester for you. Eggs, nuts, soy, etc. all fine.

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terya March 8, 2011 at 6:48 am

I’m so happy for you! When I was diagnosed with Celiac in May 2011, I began searching the internet for any receipes I could find (as we all do!). Yours was one of the first I found and I thank you deeply. I tried and continue to use you Gf Flour Mix and your Gf Hamburger Buns are a staple for me. So many of the receipes I get from you help me make my way through a difficult experiance. I would be so happy to test your receipes, since I’ll probably make them anyway!
Congratulations. Well deserved!

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Catherine March 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Awesome! So looking forward to it!

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Karin March 6, 2011 at 9:21 am

“Dairy” that is.

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Karin March 6, 2011 at 9:20 am

I would love to be a tester. I’m now avoiding diary, so I welcome the opportunity to test with alternative “milks”.

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lael kimble March 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Congratulations, Jeanne. Your recipes are fantastic and I am so glad that you are sharing them with the world. I so look forward to buying your book, using the recipes and thinking about the good times we’ve had together and the good food we’ve shared too! Best to you and your family!

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Nicole March 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

wonderful news! you are my favourite gluten-free baker! you deserve it!

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barbara March 5, 2011 at 7:33 am

YES!!!!! Just what I was talking about, can’t wait!!!!!!!

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Radha March 5, 2011 at 7:01 am

Love tyour recipes. Making the banana bread recipe on Sunday! Congratsd on the book!

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Sophie March 5, 2011 at 5:44 am

Congrats on your wown cook book!! Yeah to you!!

I would love to test recipes for you!! But if you use sorghum flour & xantan gum, we can’t get it over here but I use guar gum isread & I use a whole lot of different gf flours such as millet, coconut, brown rice, etc!!

waw!! Really good news for you!

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InTolerantChef March 5, 2011 at 4:29 am

Lucky you! Congratulations and good luck!

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Kath March 5, 2011 at 1:15 am

I’m grinning from ear to ear. So proud of you. So excited for you. Congratulations. Can’t wait. KEEP BREATHING!

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kelly cooper March 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm

yay! it’ll be a hit for sure!

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Tara March 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Oh my, what wonderful news, Jeanne! Huge congratulations to you! I LOVE baking during the holidays, so your book sounds perfect to me. Can’t wait to see it. And what a great job you did with the secret-keeping!

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Marisa March 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Oh Jeanne, I am SO thrilled for you! So many congratulations!

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Carolyn March 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Congrats! I’m sure you will have no shortage of recipe testers!

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Rebecca March 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm

CONGRATS! I’m so excited for you.

I’d be willing to recipe test too :)

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Lynn March 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Congratulations! It will be a beautiful book!

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Nancy @SensitivePantry March 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I am so excited for you…and for us! This is the perfect moment for — Squeeee! Congratulations, Jeanne. I know this is going to be a fabulous book.

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Lorraine March 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Very well deserved. I’m happy to help with recipe testing as well. Looking forward to toasting soon with a glass of Lillet in hand and a slice of GF Red Velvet Cake (I agree with Ashley!).

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Jean Layton March 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Wonderful news! Love the time frame of recipes, the holidays are truly a baking time of year.
Congratulations!

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Ashley March 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Of course you are writing a gluten-free baking book!! You are the perfect person for such a task. I still dream about your gf red velvet cake. Remains to be the best red velvet cake that I’ve ever eaten.
So happy for you.

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Tina March 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

And heck yeah I’d sign up to be a tester! It’s authors and blog writers like you who help those who come after you!

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Karina March 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Big fat juicy congrats! Can’t wait to see it. Have fun! xox Karina

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Carol, Simply...Gluten-free March 4, 2011 at 11:39 am

Jeanne I am so happy for you and congratulations! Welcome to the world of published gluten free cookbook authors! I am working on second one right now and I understand about deadlines. What I have learned is you have to find a way to keep life at bay and how to say “no”. Good luck and I can not wait for the book. So freaking excited for you!
xo,
carol

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GF Steph March 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

Jeanne, I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait for your casting call for testers! I’d love to do it!!

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Nannette March 4, 2011 at 10:56 am

Congratulations, Jeanne! This is fantastic news!! I can’t wait to pick up a copy!

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Anita / Married ...with Dinner March 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

that is *awesome* news — Chronicle is a great press. I can’t wait to see it!

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Kate McDermott March 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

I am pleased as punch for you, dear! Let me know what I can do. Happy to help in ANY way. xo

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cheryl March 4, 2011 at 10:25 am

Fantastic, wonderful, tremendous news! Congratulations. I can’t wait to follow your journey…

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Joy March 4, 2011 at 10:22 am

Congrats, Jeanne! This is awesome. I had been wondering when you would have your own GF baking book! Finally. Can’t wait to hear more about it, and volunteer to test recipes. :-)

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Sarah March 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

Yeah! totally awesome news!

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Fuji Mama March 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

CONGRATS! That is so exciting! And what a fun concept!!

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tea_austen March 4, 2011 at 10:13 am

YAY, Jeanne! What wonderful—and well-deserved—news. Congratulations. You are going to help so many people reinvent their holidays (also, way to keep things under wraps; delightful surprise).

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Adina March 4, 2011 at 10:01 am

That’s awesome! I’m looking forward to it and would love to test some recipes!

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Frank March 4, 2011 at 9:56 am

Very cool, congrats Jeanne! As for recipe testers, Sarah and I will selflessly volunteer our services (for the non-nut recipes, of course!)

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Chez Us March 4, 2011 at 9:55 am

CONGRATS!! This is really fantastic and a well-deserved honor. Cannot wait to see it.

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Jenn Sutherland March 4, 2011 at 9:55 am

Congratulations, Jeanne! I will be proud to have your book on my shelf & covered in fingerprints and splatters from use. You’ve been such a huge inspiration in my own baking, and your recipes are always amazing – so excited for you (and us)!

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kickpleat March 4, 2011 at 9:51 am

That is such amazing news! Chronicle Books puts out such lovely things. Hip hip hooray!!

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Ryan @ Ryan's Baking Blog March 4, 2011 at 9:50 am

Congratulations!!!!

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Jen Saunders March 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

Congratulations! Enjoy the process…

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Jenn March 4, 2011 at 9:44 am

Congrats Jeanne!! That’s so exciting!

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Jenifer March 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

Congrats, Jeanne!

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Winnie March 4, 2011 at 9:31 am

Congrats! I love Chronicle Books and would be happy to be one of your recipe testers!!!

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Hsiao-Ching Chou March 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

Congrats, Jeanne! That’s so wonderful and exciting!

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Ethan March 4, 2011 at 9:27 am

AMAZING Jeanne! Congrats and I’d be happy to taste test, look forward to seeing your awesome book in a couple of years!

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Glutenista March 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

Awesome, congratulations! Now that is a gluten-free cookbook we’ll learn a lot from – can’t wait to see it! Best of luck :)

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Cindy March 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

Very exciting news – congratulations!

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gfnoor March 4, 2011 at 9:16 am

Congrats, Jeanne! Love your recipes.Sign me up for testing, and tasting any time!
Hugs,
gfn.

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Jeanine March 4, 2011 at 9:11 am

That is AWESOME!! Congrats, Jeanne!

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Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli March 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

I. Can’t. Wait. Goes without saying that I am all over being a tester. Trying your pie crust today.

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Julie March 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

How exciting! Congratulations! I look forward to your new cookbook. Holiday baking is especially important since it is so wrapped up in traditions. It can be a difficult time of year to be gluten free. This sounds like a wonderful book that can help create new traditions for those of us with CD.

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