October 12, 2009

One week til book release!

We can't believe that the book will be out in a week! We're planning some fun book signing events in Virginia and in the DC area, and we'll announce those soon if you'd like to come and say hi in person.

Jessica just saw Julie & Julia (fantastic!). In addition to the amazing food, beautifully subtle exploration of relationships, the movie depiction of the process of putting together a cookbook was fascinating. We didn't have nearly the headaches that Julia Child and her collaborators did in getting their masterpiece published. We were extra-lucky to have had such a supportive editor in Julie Mazur, and everyone at Random House has been a dream to work with.

The process of testing each recipe in our book was much the same (although with understandably inedible results- excepting the real food recipes of course!). And that big yellow envelope with the advance copy that arrives rather unexpectedly in the mail? Yep- that's still the same envelope publishers use today, and yes, we both danced around our houses when that envelope arrived!

If you're excited about seeing how our little creations are made, check out the book at your local bookstore or library. Or you can order a copy online! Borders just let us know that they're running an online-only 30% off sale on select craft books- including ours- til November 2.

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