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God and Buddha Keeping Me Real

It’s been an thrilling 24 hours, starting with a book signing at Barnes & Noble at 68th and Lexington in NYC – and seeing for the very very very first time, my cookbook in a bookstore. A real book, done by me. In a real bookstore. I saw. I cried. I took a photo. Of course, I’ve seen the book …

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Book Tour in NYC!

view at 6:30am, 35th floor at Westin Times Square Well, yesterday officially started Day 1 of the Steamy Kitchen Cookbook book tour with a 5-day stop in NYC! I’ve been to the city 5 times this year already, and I’m hoping that next time I’ll get some kind of frequent visitor perk, like maybe a personal navigator, as the public …

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Sur La Table Cooking Classes

This is my dining room. Which somehow turned into my office, bookshelf, the kids computer room (they were playing a game on Star Wars website) and place for placing miscellaneous doo-dads that you never want found again. The stacks and stacks of cookbooks are essential, while the specific titles on the table change week by week (depends on what I’m …

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Guess what?

I just came home from the BlogHer Food conference in San Francisco — a trip which deserves its own post a little later this week, but if you can’t wait to read about my crazy adventure with Ree of The Pioneer Woman and Elise of Simply Recipes, you’ll just have to head over to Ree’s post on our swanky party that …

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Steamy Kitchen on ABC News Now!

Well, this was certainly a new experience for me – my first interview on national television! Earlier this week, I got to be on a live interview with Meg Oliver of ABC News Now. I had to juggle our schedule a bit to make it fit – I was already scheduled to be in Boston that day to meet with …

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IT’S DOOOONNNNEEE!!!

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! == Club Med Vacation Giveaway! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Yeah, a 7-day Club …

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Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Update

7 more days. 6 more days and my edits are due…. It will come out Fall ’09! I cooked and photographed all the dishes – it was a TON of work. No time to chat…but here’s a quick Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Promo Video! A Quick Video….

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Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Update + More Testers!

I’m getting so close…I can smell it! So far, I’ve written 90 recipes and shot over 65 photographs…but I’m a little behind – and still have 30 more photographs and another 15 recipes to go. I must give great thanks to a hardcore team of testers who have been relentlessly testing…

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Sign of Things to Come + Cookbook Update

I was eating cold slices of leftover grilled steak and just had to take a photo. I love happy meat! The arranged slices are out of order – I had already eaten half of the steak by the time I noticed. But wouldn’t it have been fun to arrange them in order, fan through them like one of those…

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Need Food Fluffer Desperately!

I’m working on a photograph for the cookbook, Grilled Pineapple with Chocolate Coconut Rum Sauce. And thought I would take a photo of me holding the skewers for the cookbook. It didn’t quite work out, but come take a look at the little video…

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Another one bites the dust…

Instead of showing you some the of photos that are going into the book, I thought I’d show you one that isn’t. This is a photo of Indonesian Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce. I do looooove the photo, however, I’ll have to re-shoot…

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Ginger, Soy and Whiskey Grilled Chicken

Today is Saturday, May whatever. This morning I woke up and FINALLY gave myself permission to be sick. After uttering those words to my bedside lamp, the already straining cork that had been clinging on for dear life where head meets nose the past 4 days, holding back the gush of mucus (gross), finally popped. I am sick. Which, in …