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June 5, 2009

Asian GM_original

 I just love the black and white photos on the cover! Grandmothers Nellie Wong (center) and the late Munni Khursheed Ashraf (right) are featured in the book.

A couple of days ago, an unsuspecting me found a media mail package sitting on my front doorstep.

Hmm … I wasn’t expecting any new books nor had I been contacted by any PR people wanting to send me something fresh-off-the-press. What could it be?

When I opened the package, I found two galley copies of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook nestled neatly within. (A galley copy is an advanced proof of a book that is usually sent to reviewers).

Whoa.

My heart almost stopped.

I jumped up and down till I was silly.

Then I had to sit down.

Once I recovered, I turned the bound book over and over in my hands to make sure it was tangible. Yes, it was real!

The book has a soft cover and the interior photos are in black and white for now but there it was–the cumulation of over two years of hard work. And most swoon-worthy of all, my name is on the cover! 

Once the tingles stopped, what did I do? I cooked from it!

As grandma always says, please share!

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2009 10:40 am

    Woo hoo! It looks fantastic, Pat. The photos of the grandmothers really gives the cover some soul. Can’t wait to see the real thing.

  2. June 5, 2009 2:17 pm

    The cover looks great! Congratulations!

  3. June 5, 2009 3:52 pm

    Love the cover. Congratulations!

  4. June 5, 2009 6:14 pm

    Gorgeous! Congratulations!!

  5. June 5, 2009 6:33 pm

    congratulations, pat!!!! what a thrill. well done!

  6. Liz permalink
    June 6, 2009 2:57 am

    Beautiful cover! Can’t wait to see the inside. Congratulations!

  7. June 6, 2009 4:50 am

    How thrilling! Huge, huge congratulations, Pat! May it sell a gzillion copies!

  8. June 7, 2009 5:02 am

    Wonderful cover! Congratulations!
    I can’t wait to see it for myself. :-)

  9. June 7, 2009 12:45 pm

    soOooOoOOoo super cool!!
    congratulations!!!

  10. June 8, 2009 1:52 am

    Congratulations Pat! The cover looks awesome, and I can’t wait to read the finished book!

  11. June 8, 2009 10:45 am

    Thanks you guys! I appreciate the support.

  12. eve permalink
    June 9, 2009 10:29 am

    congrats! i can’t wait to order a copy.

  13. Tuty permalink
    June 9, 2009 4:59 pm

    Congrats, Pat. The book cover looks fantastic! Can’t wait to get a copy.

    Cheers to million copies sold!

  14. June 10, 2009 1:05 pm

    Can’t really add to this conversation so I’ll just echo the others with my congratulations and kudos on the gorgeous cover.

  15. June 10, 2009 1:34 pm

    Congrats! I’ve pre-ordered the book, can’t wait to try the recipes!

  16. June 11, 2009 11:24 am

    Hi Danielle,
    Thanks for letting me know you can pre-order the book on Amazon. Hear that people :) ?

  17. Mars permalink
    June 12, 2009 5:18 am

    Pat, seeing this gave me goose bumps! Totally awesome – I’m so proud of you – Congratulations! I hope it becomes a big success on the stands!

  18. Leah permalink
    June 15, 2009 9:22 am

    Congratulations, Pat! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  19. June 17, 2009 2:02 pm

    Thanks, Leah!

  20. June 17, 2009 2:02 pm

    Thanks big bro. Couldn’t have done it without the support of the entire family.

  21. June 24, 2009 11:39 am

    How very exciting and lovely!

  22. July 7, 2009 8:19 am

    Thanks, Foodhoe!

  23. July 20, 2009 12:01 pm

    I love the cover, Pat! Everytime I meet with Sasquatch, I mention how excited I am for your book to come out. I can’t wait to see the recipes.

  24. diannejacob permalink
    July 21, 2009 10:27 am

    Hello Pat, I’m a little late to look here but I just want to chime in: It’s a gorgeous cover.

    I look forward to having you sign a copy for me at a book signing somewhere in the Bay Area.

  25. Carol permalink
    July 31, 2009 6:12 pm

    How exciting! Cover looks great! I’m just so proud of you.

  26. August 5, 2009 2:10 pm

    Thanks for your kind wishes, Lorna, Dianne and Carol!

  27. August 13, 2009 9:50 am

    Wow! I just happened to check in with the blog and get an update, and I saw the big news. I can’t wait to see it on shelves near me. Congratulations! I hope all’s well in CA.

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