Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book Release and Party

The long anticipated arrival of From a Writer's Kitchen in book form was realized yesterday.  Though not quite as well attended as any of the Harry Potter book debuts, it was still quite a momentous occasion.



It's nice to hold the book and browse through it while sipping a cup of coffee with my feet up.



What, you are wondering, does a just-published-in-print food blogger serve at a celebratory dinner?


Why Thai take out, of course!  We feasted on pad Thai, pad see ewe and som tum (spicy green papaya salad and a favorite of the author's).


I'm pleased to say that the first printing has sold out!

28 comments:

  1. Hey! You did it! It looks very nice! Many happy hours of remembering all you wrote and photographed (and cooked!) It will be a treasure for years to come. I'm about to do my third--this past year.

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  2. Oh, wow, how cool! AND Thai food to boot? So jealous!! xoxoox Love you!!

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  3. Congratulations! That must be such a thrill to hold your own publication. A few years ago I wrote a family recipe book to give to my family and close friend. It is a lot of work.Hope you share those recipes with us.

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  4. Bonnie,

    I did this earlier. I am planning another one. Did you autograph that first edition?

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  5. Congratulations! I'd love to do something like that -- all my favourite recipes in one place!

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  6. Congratulations! I am going to do that one of these days.

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  7. I LOVE IT! And, somehow it is just too appropriate, in an amusing kind of way, to have Tai take-out to celebrate! I have always guessed we would have great fun together, Bonnie; now, I'm convinced! Your book looks wonderful. Did the author sign it?

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  8. Congratulations, Bonnie... That is FABULOUS.. I'm proud of you...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. Congratulations Bonnie. I wish to you many more copies to be sold.

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  10. Bonnie,
    Did you publish your blog . . . I have been really wanting to do that. If so, any tips?

    Is your books available? your Thai food? :)

    I love your blog.

    fondly,
    Glenda

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  11. It does look beautifully done!!! This is one of those books you can order and make up of your blog posts??

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  12. Cngratulations! I am excited for you! And what else would you serve?

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  13. That would be so nice to have!

    Enjoy!

    Carolyn

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  14. Don't you love it!!!! I just couldn't get over seeing my blog in print. Now you are a published author.

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  15. Congratulations my friend! I would love to have a copy of that book and a big cup of tea besides me right now! And seeing your bowls/plates of Thai food is making my stomach grumble. Thank you for sharing with me. Many blessings and lots of love as the week continues to unfold!

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  16. WooHoo!!!! Congratulations!!! *clapping hands and grinning like a loon*

    Good for you and I love the look of it :)

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  17. Nice!!!! Hey...my guest room is fluffed and ready for you...Come on over!!!!!

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  18. I am so impressed yet not surprised. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

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  19. Bonnie...I love your style. Take out is the perfect celebration for all the work that went into the content of your culinary book! How exciting!!!
    Hopefully, I'll get around to making one myself too one day ;o)

    Have a great day,
    Claudia

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  20. Oh my GOODNESS! you must be on cloud 9! Move over Julia, you are on your way.

    You need to celebrate in high style. I hope you have a awesome success!

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  21. Very cool! Congratulations on being published ;)

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  22. Congratulations! What a wonderful thing to do. And now your cooking artistry will go down in history!!! And the first edition already sold out...how impressive. (chuckle)

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  23. Congratulations! I know it's filled with deliciousness!

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  24. Wow! How exciting for you! You must be very proud of yourself, it's a wonderful accomplishment! Cheers to many more reprints!

    Mary

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