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Thursday, June 4, 2009


A quick video – my final moments before I submit the final final final manuscript! Plus I give you a sneaky peaky at the book – do you want to see a few pages?

I’m off to bed now….

after I celebrate a little bit!


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edit 1:52am Can’t sleep. So I’m watching this fantastic Obsessed TV interview with Ming Tsai.

84 Responses to “IT’S DOOOONNNNEEE!!!”

  1. Amy — 6/4/09 @ 1:54 am

    Congratulations!! You and your family must be so proud! ^_^

  2. Amy I. — 6/4/09 @ 2:02 am

    YAY Jaden, congrats! Can’t wait to see the book!

  3. Amy — 6/4/09 @ 2:03 am

    ps. It’s so nice and colorful!! I can’t imagine all the work it must have taken!! I can’t wait to see it in the stores! I hope that the recipes won’t be too time consuming, cuz I want to try them all!!!



  4. Janet — 6/4/09 @ 2:05 am

    Jaden!! OMG so excited and happy for you! I am pre-ordering~ now! Congratulations, you rock!

  5. Deborah — 6/4/09 @ 4:18 am


    It was really fun seeing your video and allowing us to share in your moment. I can’t wait to see the book in person!


  6. Hi Jaden, so happy that you are done and your BIG BIG day is approaching closer and closer.I have to say it was so nice to meet you in Florida this Feb and know a little more about you in real life and your preparation for your cookbook….It’s different when you have met someone in person, if you know what I mean. Best wishes…….

  7. yeah!!!!!!!! i’m so happy for you and i’ll admit it…I can’t wait to see my name in a cookbook too! Congrats!

  8. Jen Da Purse Ho — 6/4/09 @ 7:24 am

    CONGRATS!!!! i can’t wait to get my very own copy! :)

  9. The Culinary Sherpas — 6/4/09 @ 8:24 am

    CONGRATS Honey! I remember when this all started. My how things have changed since then. Wonderful job, you worked so hard!
    Need to get together and celebrate!

  10. deeba — 6/4/09 @ 8:34 am

    Just wonderful, what an achievement Jaden! Well done…CONGRATS!!

  11. Mike — 6/4/09 @ 8:39 am

    A very well deserved congratulations! Can’t wait to see it on the shelves and get my hands on it. :-)

  12. Maryann — 6/4/09 @ 8:42 am

    HUGE CONGRATS!!!! I know there’s gotta be a book tour so keep us informed. Can’t wait to see the book. Thanks for sharing the big “send” moment.

  13. Elle — 6/4/09 @ 8:44 am

    Jaden, congratulations! The sneak peak was great–the book is gorgeous!

  14. Lyndsey — 6/4/09 @ 8:47 am

    Wow!!Woohoo!! What a beautiful book! Congratulations! All your hard work really shows. I am so excited for you, and now I can’t wait to get it!

  15. Laura — 6/4/09 @ 8:50 am

    Congrats!! Looks amazing . . .

  16. lisaiscooking — 6/4/09 @ 8:59 am

    Congratulations! So exciting. Can’t wait to look at a copy.

  17. Vivian — 6/4/09 @ 9:14 am

    Congratulations! The book looks awesome! Absolutely gorgeous and I hope that it does extremely well for you.

  18. Kristin — 6/4/09 @ 10:42 am

    Congrats! I know there are a lot of people who can’t WAIT to get it. I’m ordering it as soon as it’s available. I’m so excited!!!

  19. Congratulations Jaden, I’m so happy for you. Will you do a french version of your book?

  20. Barbara Park — 6/4/09 @ 11:07 am

    You go Girl! Already have the cookbook on pre-order from Amazon and will try to be patient until it arrives this fall. Glad you created the book on a mac–surely makes life a whole lot easier! I’m a mac person too.

  21. patsyk — 6/4/09 @ 12:11 pm

    Congratulations, Jaden! I’m so excited for you! I hope you do a book signing near me so I can finally meet you in person! You are a rockstar!

  22. Toni — 6/4/09 @ 12:13 pm

    YEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Congratulations!! Take a bow, then get taken out for a drink and dinner!


  23. PatriciaW — 6/4/09 @ 12:29 pm

    What a beautiful cookbook! These days, cookbooks are almost coffee table books. I love the pictures of ingredients and finished recipes, as well as the added explanations and background info common in today’s cookbooks.

  24. Judy — 6/4/09 @ 12:33 pm

    YAY!!!! Congrats Jaden!!! I can’t wait to see the book in real life! Huge accomplishment!

  25. Lys — 6/4/09 @ 12:52 pm

    CONGRATS! I can’t wait to see the final product.

  26. Bren — 6/4/09 @ 12:59 pm

    get it lil momma! yay u! this is some good *ish.

  27. Congratulations!!!!! That is so exciting. The book looks amazing. I’m going to have to get a copy. I’m guessing I’ll need to change out a few ingredients since I can’t eat gluten, dairy or rice. Rice I miss the most. Thank you for sharing that moment with us. You are an inspiration to someone like myself who would love to publish my recipes in a cookbook someday. Again, Congrats!

  28. seamaiden — 6/4/09 @ 1:23 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so excited to hear that you finished your book, and can’t wait to see it in person! The photographs and format is gorgeous. :)


  29. Joy — 6/4/09 @ 1:24 pm

    Congrats!! :)

  30. Chris — 6/4/09 @ 1:25 pm

    Congrats Jaden! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the sneak peek, and sharing your special moment with us!

  31. Tartelette — 6/4/09 @ 1:31 pm

    Congratulations! So flipping excited for you! I am in the final edits too and stalling on the acknowledgments page…It’s turning into a poetic tribute!! So sorry I did not have time to be one of your recipe testers but I will be first in line to get the book to make them!
    If only I had 1/10th of your energy!!




  32. Jen Yu — 6/4/09 @ 1:48 pm

    Congrats, lady! Kudos to you on cranking out that book while juggling thirty-seven other top priorities. You pwned it, woman. xxoo

  33. SpecialEd — 6/4/09 @ 1:50 pm

    I have a spot on the bookshelf for it, right next to all of David’s books! (Of course Asian cookbooks go next to Dessert books!)

  34. The Duo Dishes — 6/4/09 @ 1:50 pm

    Lots of congrats to you! That’s a lot of work…must feel good. :)

    TIRED, but yeah…GOOOOOD! ~j

  35. sarah — 6/4/09 @ 1:57 pm

    hooray, jaden!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! you must be so happy, and relieved, and we all can’t wait to see the book once it’s out! :) hope you’re either sleeping soundly or celebrating…

  36. marion — 6/4/09 @ 2:22 pm

    It was soooooooo cool to test ^^
    I can’t wait to have it :) instead of my well printed recipes from the forum
    I still cook with it and everything is just perfect
    So thank you very much, again, and I’m just in a hurry to get it, at least :)

  37. SuperChef — 6/4/09 @ 2:43 pm

    congratulations!! what an achievement!!

  38. Christine — 6/4/09 @ 3:10 pm

    Congrats! I can’t wait to get a copy!

  39. justM — 6/4/09 @ 3:33 pm

    Wow congrats! I’m so happy for you :)

  40. meeso — 6/4/09 @ 4:00 pm

    Your book looks awesome! Btw, good girl… you have a Mac! ;)

  41. Diana — 6/4/09 @ 5:19 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Now get some rest before your whirlwind book tour :) I can’t wait to finally hold it in my hands. I’m getting two so I can give one away.

  42. Dallas — 6/4/09 @ 5:32 pm

    Yay! Jaden, this is fabulous. So excited for you. You must feel like a million bucks! I can’t WAIT to buy my copy in a few months’ time. Now go have a glass of wine, girl.

  43. Pat — 6/4/09 @ 5:39 pm

    Jaden, Very glad to hear the good news!! As excited as I am to get a copy, you and your Family must be ecstatic! All the hard work and waiting are finally going to pay off. I will be watching for the release date. Thank you so much for doing this.

  44. pat — 6/4/09 @ 6:20 pm

    Congratulations, Jaden! The book looks gorgeous. I sent off my final manuscript a couple months back and boy was it an awesome feeling!

  45. janice — 6/4/09 @ 7:58 pm


  46. Julie — 6/4/09 @ 9:02 pm

    Congrats Jaden! I’m very excited for you, and I can’t wait to buy it! :)

  47. Barry — 6/4/09 @ 10:03 pm

    Wow, the book looks phenomenal! Can’t wait ’til mine ships from Amazon. I honestly don’t know how you manage to be a mom, blogger and TV personality and cookbook author. Congratulations!

  48. kat — 6/5/09 @ 2:21 am

    way to go! can’t wait to see the finished product!

  49. Dawn in CA — 6/5/09 @ 1:51 pm

    Congrats, congrats, congrats! The book looks beautiful from the sneak peak. I can only imagine the work that must have gone into making it… sort of like giving birth, I imagine?!?! So now you’ll have to go through all the post-partum feelings: amazement, exhaustion, relief, wonder, joy… and a little bit of unexplainable sadness that the project is finished. Don’t worry, that last one is only fleeting. :)

  50. deborah — 6/5/09 @ 9:01 pm

    Are you celebrating today?
    I hope someone is cooking for you :)
    Congratulations Jade!

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