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08 August 2010

Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes

from the book IV

On Friday, I received the best birthday present of my life.

After a beautiful day of good food, great friends, and unplanned moments of sunshine, all of it with Danny and Lu, we returned home in the darkness. Danny carried the sleeping kid on his shoulder and I hefted bags of groceries on my arms. Waiting for us on the porch? A package.

After putting Lu in her bed, we raced back to the living room. We had a feeling, from the heft of it, what this was. We ripped it open, then gasped.

Our cookbook. On my 44th birthday — a year I have thought since I was a little kid would be a big one — the first copies of our cookbook landed in our hands.

Oh my goodness.

from the book VI

It is so beautiful.

We saw the photographs as they were being taken. We were involved in every part of the design decisions. We looked at these pages in print-outs, then marked them up with red pens. We have been imagining this book for nearly 3 years.

We still weren't prepared.

from the book VIII

We feel so lucky.

Our cookbook has a real heft to it, a substantial feeling. It's the kind of cookbook you'll want to curl up with on the couch, then prop up on the kitchen counter and start staining the pages with food right away. At least, that's how it feels to us.

We think you'll like the food in this book. The words, too.

from the book II

Danny and I both feel gobsmacked by it all.

We were blessed to work with Lara Ferroni throughout the entire process of creating this book. Most cookbooks have photographs taken by a photographer the authors may not know, in a studio in New York, in four rapid-fire days of intense shooting. Instead, we worked with Lara for more than two years, shooting ingredients in farmers' markets, our hands at work in the kitchen, Danny at his restaurant, and plated dishes that Danny cooked in Lara's kitchen and I ran to her studio upstairs. This is an intimate, personal book, and we were so lucky to have this kind of relationship with Lara. (And we're even more lucky that she became our friend throughout this process, too.)

We were incredibly blessed to work with our book editor, Justin Schwartz, throughout this process. He kicked my ass, figuratively. There were moments when I wrung my hands and despaired of the final book. Justin wanted the best for us and he pushed us to do better, give more, be more clear. We are eternally grateful. I'm a much better writer because of his mentorship.

There are hundreds of thank yous we could say, but you'll read those in the book. In about 6 weeks.

Our cookbook — Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes — will be published on September 28th, 2010.

We'll tell you much more about it, soon. But we wanted you to know that it's real.

(And you can pre-order it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and Powell's right now!)



Mostly, today, we are honored and thrilled to share this with you.

In the last week of July, we had a couple of glorious days with our friends Diane Cu and Todd Porter, better known to you as White on Rice Couple. These are two of the most talented, determined, and kind-hearted people we have ever been lucky enough to meet.

Truly, we could write for hours about them and not come close to their goodness.

They were here filming us, in the kitchen, in our garden, at the beach. They asked all three of us, including Lu, to cook together, grab apricots from the counter, have a picnic, and do what we do together every day.

Why were they doing this? Well, you can see for yourself here.




If you enjoyed this video, or you'd like to let other people know about our cookbook, please spread the word. Send this post in an email to everyone you know!

You see, we didn't write this cookbook for ourselves. We wrote it for you. Truly. We also wrote it for the folks who have to be gluten-free and don't know it yet. 1 out of nearly 100 people in the United States has celiac, and only 5% of us have been diagnosed. If people know that you can eat well and live vividly, gluten-free, saying yes to your life? Maybe more people will commit to it and find their health.

So we'd love it if you'd help other people see this video.

Oh, and buy a copy of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes.


p.s. Diane and Todd put up a post today about making the video with us, as well as an interview they did about us, food, feeding Lucy, and writing a cookbook. If you'd like to see more, go on over there, please.

140 Comments:

At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Janna said...

So beautiful, infectious, and warm. Your personalities all shine.

 
At 12:20 AM, Blogger deborah said...

Shauna, Danny & Lucy - What a gorgeous introduction. I am so very happy to read more about this and to see you all living and loving your journey together. I cannot wait to get my copy of your book. xo

 
At 12:40 AM, Blogger Jess said...

Oh, Shauna. I had chills as I read this post. I can't stop smiling. The book is beautiful. I can't wait to see it in person. And that video! Wow. I'm so happy for you. Sending big hugs your way. xo.

 
At 1:09 AM, Anonymous Ada said...

That looks awesome! I'm looking forward to buying it when it's published. Will it be available in Canadian bookstores, or should I just order it from Amazon?

 
At 1:21 AM, Anonymous Rohaise said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely video and what a wonderful post. I'm very much looking forward to getting the book! (And Happy Birthday as well!)

 
At 1:37 AM, Blogger Mr. Jackhonky said...

I'm SO excited for you! The video is gorgeous. The book look gorgeous. The recipe and the photos and the FOOD. THE FOOD! I'm not even celiac/GF but I can't wait to get my hands on the book....

Congratulations! Lu looks absolutely darling and Todd & Diane did an amazing job with the video. SO GORGEOUS.

What a wonderful birthday present. 44 is going to be an amazing year. What a way to start!

 
At 2:04 AM, Blogger thenewstead6 said...

love the video, know I will love the book :-) It isn't just for the coeliacs in the US you know - I'm sharing the link with all my twitter & facebook friends in the UK too!

 
At 2:11 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Shauna and Danny,
Congrats! I'll be sharing your video on Tuesday on my blog.

Best,
Stephanie
(The Recipe Renovator)

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger kayenne said...

I hope to see your book hit our local bookstore here in Manila, Philippines by Christmas, at least. I'm blessed not to have celiac disease, nor does anyone i know, but your recipes are wonderful and shows a different way of preparing food that makes baking so interesting. I learn a lot from your blog and I hope to one day be more versed in gluten-free baking.

 
At 2:49 AM, Blogger Theresa said...

Yay! It looks amazing! I'm totally gonna have to add your beautiful book to my collection! :) Watching your video makes me want to hug you, you and your family are such a blessing to the gluten-free world.

 
At 3:52 AM, Blogger Cannelle Et Vanille said...

shauna and danny- the video gave me chills. so beautiful. your words, lucy's face, the music... it is so so touching. congratulations!

 
At 4:12 AM, Blogger sweetpea said...

I am actually at a loss for words. That video is over the top my friend. I am so thrilled for you. Now off to deal with my gay girl crush and pit some more cherries.

 
At 4:15 AM, Anonymous matt said...

Absolutely busting at the seams here. So cannot wait. We love you guys!

 
At 4:32 AM, Blogger Christine said...

Oh guys! The video was amazing! Lu is so delicious, I just don't understand how you all haven't eaten her whole yet. What a joy she is!

 
At 4:42 AM, Blogger I Am Gluten Free said...

What a wonderful and sweet video! Brings us right into your kitchen to share your joy. Mazel tov! Can't wait to see the new book!

 
At 4:44 AM, Anonymous tiina { sparkling ink } said...

I simply love the video. It's everything your blog is - gorgeous, true, full of life and warmth. I'll spread the word about the cookbook and the joy of cooking you share. I can't wait to see the book. You guys deserve all the best and success with this project! xo

 
At 5:01 AM, Anonymous Deanna said...

Wow! Amazing. The video brought tears to my eyes - to see such joy in your family. I can't wait until September!

 
At 5:08 AM, Blogger Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

SO awesome! I have had this in my amazon wish-list since it first appeared with an ISBN :) I can't wait to hold it in my hands, either.
Sarah M

 
At 5:22 AM, Blogger Sunshine Mama said...

Congratulations on your new book, it looks amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on it! And I love your video, it's so nice to "meet" you guys. I think you are right, I'm going to want to curl up on the couch this fall, with a warm cup of tea and read your cookbook as I would a great novel. I'm looking forward to it :)

Stephanie xx

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger The InTolerant Chef said...

The video was so lovely and very touching. It showed how in love and passionate you are about each other, life and food! I hope the book hits the best seller list in the first week.

 
At 5:56 AM, Blogger mbw said...

First, Happy Birthday!
Second, I just pre-ordered my copy and cannot wait to finally make the ravioli recipe!!
Congratulations!

 
At 6:00 AM, Anonymous Fran said...

It's so nice to "meet" you. When I meet people who tell me they are gluten free (usually at work) I feel like they are missing out on so much, but after reading your story, seeing the video and hearing the cheer in your voice about the accomplishments and happiness in your lives and seeing that beautiful, infectious smile on Lucy's face, I realize I am the one that's been missing out -- on reality.

Thanks for sharing your story and congratulations on all you've achieved. I look forward to the book's release.

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger Maria said...

Congratulations! The book is stunning. I can't wait to get a copy!

 
At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Vivian said...

I LOVE THIS! I am so excited for you, Danny & Lu. What a great birthday present. Diane & Todd did an amazing job with both the pictorial and video. The best part of it is that they captured how happy you all are and it is truly reflected in Lu. You can't fake what she expresses so well. Congratulations!

 
At 7:01 AM, Anonymous Ina said...

Shauna, Danny, and Lucy - Love the video, could not be happier for you guys! Can hardly wait to get my hands on your new cook book! All the best, Ina p.s. I too will do a link on my blog glutenfreedelightfullydelicious.com

 
At 7:05 AM, Anonymous bunkycooks said...

What a beautiful cookbook and story behind it! I love the video that Diane and Todd produced. Truly amazing! Congrats!

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger Angela said...

Wow, beautiful, chills, wonderful! What a GREAT video! I'm excited for the book!

 
At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Lucy said...

That video was the most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time. If the book is half as good (and I'm certain it is), it will be stunning.

 
At 7:11 AM, Blogger Jackie said...

That video seriously brought tears to my eyes. There is so much love in your little family, and I love that a lot of it centers around wholesome food.

I can't wait to get the book!

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger Erin S. said...

The video is fantastic! I will definitely post it on my blog, Gluten-Free Fun, tomorrow. Congratulations on your cookbook and Happy Birthday Shauna!

 
At 7:22 AM, Anonymous SMITH BITES said...

Shauna, I just cannot tell you how much you inspire me and I'm not talking about 'what you do' but who you 'are' - I see you, really 'see' your spirit in your writing, in your photos, in this video. And maybe I cannot stop the tears because you just touch my own spirit in a place that only The Professor has been able to reach. And I love you for it. You are a gift and I'm thrilled to be able to come to this blog and connect - I cannot wait for the day when we meet in real life. Congrats and well done on the new book!

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger Sweet and Savory said...

Congrats! What an exciting dream that has come true. I am also in the process of sending my cookbook proposal to various agents....does your take proposals off the street, or does he/she need a recommendation? Just curious.

Can't wait to buy this book!

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Courtney said...

Can't wait for the book! Many blessings to you! :)

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

This video is great. I love seeing Lu eat berries right off the bush. It's so simple, yet visually tells such a great story. Can't wait for my book to come! Thank you for sharing your passions!

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous erika edith said...

the book looks amazing - i can't wait to share it with everyone i know. and what a perfect video. you guys are truly blessed. congratulations.

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger annsy said...

WHAT a great, gorgeous video! I can't wait for the book. Congrats!

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger Ann said...

I am absolutely tickled pink to put that video up on my Facebook wall. My copy is on preorder already. That was a delightful video. As usual, I just want to hug you all. You've made a huge difference in my life.

 
At 7:50 AM, Blogger jeswel said...

Pre-ordered!

 
At 7:52 AM, Anonymous GlutenFibroFree said...

Congrats, I can't wait to pick up a copy.

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger Everton Terrace said...

The video is just beautiful - warm and full of love.
The cookbook comes out the day before my birthday - perfect present!
Congratulations to you both - so exciting.

 
At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!! SO very well done. Beautiful. Thank you.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Cove Girl said...

Wonderful! I CAN'T WAIT!!!

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger tuttoposto said...

Im so excited! i cant wait to buy the cookbook and the video was beautiful! Ive alreday been a gluten free eater/cook for the past three years but this will be my first REAL LIVE g free cookbook! wahooo!keep on keepin on i love to read!

 
At 8:20 AM, Anonymous The Italian Dish said...

Congratulations to you two. The cookbook looks beautiful and way more personal than most cookbooks. Can't wait to get it. The video by Diane and Todd is first class. Nice to see you guys and Lu in the kitchen, cooking together.

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger Ms. George said...

Ok, I'm wiping tears away. I'm such a geek. What a beautiful video and the book looks amazing! I can't wait...

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger loverstreet said...

love the video! what a great promo for the cookbook and a glimpse into your lives. thanks for sharing. you are a lucky lady--and they are both so lucky to have you as wife, momma, and inspiration. as are we! :)

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Marisa said...

Oh Shauna. That video made me begin to weep. What an amazing, wonderful thing!

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger emma said...

That video was beautiful, as are you. I cannot wait for the cookbook to be in my hands!

 
At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Shauna, Danny and Lu! You three are simply adorable together. That video (gorgeous job) was bursting with your love, your vibrancy for life and the beautiful food of your book. I adored it. Cannot wait to give you all a hug and to hold this gorgeous book in my hands :).

 
At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Hannah Handpainted said...

Tremendous kudos and a belated happy birthday! I hope you continue to be gobsmacked by joyousness.

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Mirna said...

Congratulations! I began reading your blog about the time you met the Chef. What a fantastic read then. Now here you are with a child, a cookbook and so much joy in your life. Wishing you more joy.

 
At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Chez Us said...

Shauna & Danny,

GREAT video. I love how your love for each other as well as food was really captured. *tear* came to my eye once or maybe twice, oh heck, three times! When Lu takes in the scent of that lemon I just about died, love the sparkle in her eyes as she smells it. We don't have children but am teaching my god-daughter and her sister about food, cooking and how to appreciate when it all comes from - they do the same thing when they smell a piece of fruit, or a newly picked herb from the garden or even chopping onions with me. Beautifully said, cannot wait to see the new book!

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Alison said...

Congratulations!! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book - to see the photos, to read it all the way through, and then to start cooking! Now that I've made it through my first 6 gluten free months, with much help from your blog, I'm settling in for the long haul and fully expecting this book to be a major contributor in my kitchen.

 
At 9:49 AM, Anonymous rasamalaysia said...

Congratulations! The book looks gorgeous and the video is so heart-warming and down-to-earth.

Congratulations again!

 
At 9:58 AM, Anonymous David said...

LOVE the video...too cute! : )

 
At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Binnie said...

Felicitations on your book! You've given us a tempting peek; I look forward to browsing through my own copy in due course. What a great birthday present. And the video is luscious.

 
At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free said...

Congratulations Shauna, Danny, & Lucy!! Your book is gorgeous and I love the video they did of you. Shauna - your laugh is so full of soul and life. I love it. :)

 
At 11:03 AM, Anonymous blissing said...

Lu is sooooooo lucky!

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Shaina said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! You all did a lovely job, and Todd and Diane captured you beautifully. I can't wait to see the book in person.

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Ruth said...

I've had this book on pre-order for weeks now -- I'm so looking forward to getting it in my hot little hands and enjoying it.

Congratulations!

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Just read the White on Rice interview and watched the great video too. What fun! You have so many wonderful plans ahead for the coming year, an exciting adventure awaits for three who will thoroughly enjoy every step.
Hope to see you again soon, two more weeks and then we take Carmen to college!

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Marc said...

Wow, what a great blog post. Really beautiful video, made me really feel warm inside. Can't wait to read the book too!

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Diane-The WHOLE Gang said...

I could eat that book with my fork it looks so good! Buying copies for everyone in my family like I did with your first book.

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous My Persian Kitchen said...

You two are simply amazing! I loved the video! Congrats to all three of you!!

 
At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Dana said...

I feel so incredibly lucky to have spent time with you three and seen first hand the wonderful life you have created for yourselves and your daughter. I am so proud of you guys and cannot wait to get my hands on that book!

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to read your book!

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger yossy said...

wow, how amazing is the moment when lucy smells the lemon? that was pure joy and discovery if i've ever seen it. what an amazing way to introduce your book and family to the world. congrats!

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Colette said...

What a terrific birthday present. Thanks for sharing it with us!

 
At 1:03 PM, Anonymous La Niña said...

I just saw the video on Judy's Facebook post... and this is the comment I wrote:

Love, love, LOVE this! I can't wait to have the book in my hands in my kitchen and hug Shauna, Danny and Lucy.

Way to go! Soak in the glory and know that you worked so hard for this beautiful creation and now you can watch it take off and take you places you never imagined possible.

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Iris said...

Cutest video ever!

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Kristy said...

I love the video! Happy Birthday! Happy Book Day!

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Gluten Free Crumpette said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I have goosebumps. What a beautiful video! Lu in action!! Loved every minute of it. Certainly cannot wait to receive my pre-order of the book I have been craving since reading Gluten-Free Firl! Looking forward to making every single recipe. Congratulations on something truly beautiful and thank you for bringing joy into our gluten-free lives. YES. AGAIN!!!!

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

This video capture the joy you three have in such a powerful way. Lu truly is the embodiment of love. She is a light, a star, a rainbow of joy. You two share that joy in everything that you do. It's wonderful to see all of your hard work paying off and PLAYING for all the world to see.

Cheers.

 
At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen said...

This video is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait for the book. I'm not even gluten-free but it doesn't matter! Congratulations!

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger Vincci said...

Simply beautiful. I can totally see myself buying multiple copies of this for myself and for families and friends!

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger Niamh said...

Congratulations, it looks like a fantastic book and I can't wait to get my copy at the Vashon Bookshop ;)

Niamh ;)

 
At 2:14 PM, Anonymous i-geek said...

Just pre-ordered my copy from Amazon. :) I can't wait; husband is getting sick of hearing me blather on about how amazing your pizza photos were and how that recipe will be in the book...

Anyway, congrats to you and Danny (and Lucy, too). Your blog was one of the first I found post-diagnosis, and after spending an entire morning reading it, I felt as though maybe I could pull off the GF lifestyle. Thanks for all you've done so far, and thanks in advance for the gorgeous book.

 
At 2:18 PM, Anonymous abbie said...

Congratulations! You are truly an inspiration to those who have stumbled upon a humble gluten-free lifestyle. I visit your blog, read your posts, make your recipes, share them proudly with friends and family, blog about that which I could re-create in my kitchen...and now I can't wait to read your cookbook. Congratulations girl!

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Lori said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for this book!

You truly have made our transition into the world of gluten free a lot easier. Thank you and best of luck!

 
At 2:40 PM, Anonymous kara said...

the way your little daughter rolls her eyes into the back of her head when she smells that freshly zested lemon in your video was simply magical. that alone makes me want to buy the book!

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger judy said...

Oh this video made me all teary! I grew up with family dinners and raised my kids that way too. And I am so proud that my grown sons can cook.

There really is so much love to share around a table. It makes me sad to hear about families that undervalue this time together and the skills that can be passed along, like conversation, teamwork, "manners" (I'm defining that loosely) and of course, a respect for food, and all the people it took to bring it to our table.

This is an outstanding video. Can you please have a tv show? Filmed in your home? I love how real you guys are.

 
At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this upcoming book. There is something so good about seeing the time and energy and love for food that has gone into the book, as well as offering gluten free food in such abundance. The video was beuatiful and Lu is just scrumptious! By the way Shauna, you have the greatest laugh. Happy belated birthday.

 
At 4:19 PM, Anonymous merry said...

Congrats on your cookbook! That picture of the waffles is enought to make me buy it! Can't wait!

 
At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Serene said...

Oh, congratulations!

 
At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Nina said...

Oh Shauna, Danny, and Lu....of course Lu....this is amazing! I am overjoyed at the news of your cookbook coming to us all....soon...not soon enough and already pre-ordered and cannot wait to get this wonderful blessing in the mail. So much as I am going to give it as gifts to a few wonderful friends and foodies who will appreciate it for all its glory, work, sweat, and time that you have put into it for us. It is a gift to be able to enjoy such wonderful items GF and now that it can be done and will be done with such glamour.

Your family is amazing, the video, oh the video...made me shed a few tears of pure joy to see you all working and learning, and cooking together in the kitchen. Lu is a blessing, and her love of food and cooking shines through already, though I can't imagine she wouldn't have the same love and care for food as you guys do. I loved seeing her playing in the yard and reaching to steal slices of fruit from the counter. Precious. I have fully enjoyed following the blog, and of course the Pork, knife, and spoon one too, I cannot wait to get my copy and know that it will be treasured and used often in my home!

CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family on such a triumphant moment...and Happy Birthday too!

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Brianne said...

Simply amazing. The video is incredible. Almost brings a tear to my eye. Love you guys.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Rosiecat said...

Oh, my goodness, your LAUGH! It made me laugh out loud to hear it! I'm so happy for you both. The book looks amazing. It'll be a happy day when it comes home to my kitchen. Me and the book will do a happy dance together!

 
At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Jenni said...

It looks amazing. I can't wait until it comes out.

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

CONGRATS! The book looks absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to read it and get cooking!

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

What a gorgeous video! I got a little sniffly watching it. The book looks incredible too! Sooo excited for when it comes out..!

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger McDolan said...

great video, and I think I will be pre-ordering. Congrats!

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Allison the Meep said...

That video was gorgeous!!!! And I sat and watched it with the biggest grin on my face. I'm so excited for you! For this book!! Excited to make all these awesome recipes!!! (I don't believe there are enough exclamation points in the world right now.)

What a perfect birthday for you, Shauna.

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Ray G said...

Congratulations on your new book and I can't wait for its release. I just checked Amazon and found out that it’s not available yet but I'm sure it's worth the wait. It definitely deserves a post on our humble website. Your love story reminds me of me and my wife. More success...

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Marilou said...

Congratulations on your tremendous book (and happy birthday Shauna)! Looking forward to curling up with this gem of a book and cooking for hours from it. So many people will benefit from the wisdom you've shared about cooking gluten-free. What a fabulous contribution.

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Winnie said...

The book looks so so gorgeous and I have no words for the video. Just beautiful. Can not wait to get my hands on the book...congrats (and Happy Birthday!) Shauna :)

 
At 8:46 PM, Anonymous Lia Huber said...

WOO HOO! Just watched the video and just want to hug all three of you (and Todd and Diane for shooting it ... how did they get everything to look so darned vibrant?). Awesome. Congrats!

 
At 9:19 PM, Anonymous sonya said...

Congratulations! The book looks stunning, can't wait to get my hands on it. Happy Birthday!

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger bakedinmaine.com said...

I'm absolutely thrilled and delighted about your new book and can't wait to get my hands on a copy! I'm excited to share on my site and facebook, Cheers!
Lisa
xo
http://www.bakedinmaine.com

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger terry said...

How is it that you always make me cry, Shauna?

The video's wonderful - good lord, Lu couldn't be more adorable - and I can't wait until my copy of the book arrives.

Congratulations!

 
At 1:24 AM, Anonymous Erin said...

Oh my gosh, i cannot wait! I loved your first book and have followed your blog and think your love story is just the best! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing it with the rest of the world!

 
At 2:13 AM, Blogger James & Kate said...

It is ten weeks now since my two year old was diagnosed coeliac. My husband and I too like to cook, and eat and at first I was lost as to how I could instil a love and excitement of food in my daughter. I knew it wasn't impossible but where to begin? Your blog was one of the first I stumbled across and after reading it from the beginning I look forward to each post. I love that you are not just about food for your own dietary requirements but food to share and enjoyed by all family and friends. Thank you for sharing so much of yourselves and your beautiful family. I can't wait to get a copy of your book

 
At 3:00 AM, Blogger Ms Teach said...

Pure joy! What a delightful post and video. A huge hug for you all across the oceans. Congrats.

 
At 3:09 AM, Blogger Bron said...

Awesome video, really really beautiful. I've watched it about 15 times today and I cannot wait to watch it again tomorrow... looking forward to the book too of course!

 
At 5:15 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

Congratulations! We are a GF house and we can't wait to get your book!

 
At 5:16 AM, Anonymous NFCA said...

Congratulations on the book! What a fabulous (and delicious) accomplishment.

 
At 5:47 AM, Blogger Sirena Shamounki said...

I love the video! I can't wait to buy the book. Congratulations. It's actually really thrilling to see and hear your beautiful little family in action - you guys are a really gorgeous little unit and one can just feel the love emanating from the screen! And, if I may say so, Shauna, you are looking fit and fabulous. I'm really excited for you! Congratsssss.....

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Juanita said...

Goosebumps, Aherns...GOOSEBUMPS!

Yay for yous :-)

I can't wait for your book to be available here in South Africa - I'm going to buy it as gifts for all my friends and family, especially so they can stop offering me gluten-filled slices of home made cake and saying: "Oh, but can't you just have ONE slice?!"

 
At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Sarah G said...

Shauna, you have the perfect classroom voice. I could listen to you all day! (Also- I came to this conclusion .3 seconds into the video :) ) Can't wait for the book to come out, if only to have an excuse to experiment in the kitchen.

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Congratulations! As a fellow food-blogger, I related to your excitement over seeing that little package with the book in it. What an amazing thrill. I'm going to share your trailer (which is incredible) and post with my readers tomorrow. Wishing you and "The Chef" continued success and tremendous sales of your book. I know I can't wait to buy my copy!

Take care,

Laura
laurasbestrecipes.com

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger GFree_Miel said...

Shauna,

I'm so happy for you and your beautiful family! You've always been a great mentor for your readers and I'm sure I speak for many when I say I can't think of anyone who deserves your success more. I can't wait to have my book and have it signed in NYC. Congrats and happy belated birthday!

Miel

 
At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

I've been recently diagnosed with celiacs. I LOVE to bake and I thought I'd never find a way to enjoy baking again. Your blog and recipes have been an inspiration to me. I wish you could have heard my squeals in the kitchen when I baked my first gluten free chocolate chip cookies or the delicious cinnamon rolls. I cannot wait to try more recipes. Thank you!!! I am looking forward to reading your book. Beautiful video! Congratulations!!!

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger Clare said...

Omigod. THAT VIDEO!!!! It brought tears to my eyes. So unbelievably beautiful and totally representative of your family.
I am so happy for you, and cannot wait to buy the book! XOXO

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger Cheryl Arkison said...

This will be a big year indeed! And for the record, I can eat gluten and I am really looking forward to the book, for the writing and the recipes. We can always expand the repertoire!

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Congratulations! I have heard of your blog many times over but it was my positive blood test on Friday, indicating Celiac Disease, that has me diving into every resource I can find, yours being one of the first.
Thank you and congrats,
Nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

i have been reading your site for years. i even sent an email to oprah telling her to put you on (she never wrote back). i don't have celiac disease but i am inspired by you & your family. that being said, i LOVED seeing you, the chef & lucy on video. it was like meeting old friends!!

thank you

 
At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Megan (Callahan) Smith said...

The video took my breath away. I'm so happy for you guys.

 
At 8:52 PM, Blogger Ellie said...

Your video is brilliant. Ordered my copy last week. Can't wait. Thanks for opening your lives to us, and your kitchen.

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Megan Gordon said...

Oh my! Congrats ten times over. what an accomplishment and a feat (and a story)! I can't wait to get a glimpse inside..

 
At 4:30 AM, Blogger Cláudia said...

Congrats!

 
At 5:33 AM, Blogger Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Shauna, congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment. This book is an inspiration for the food blog community, but even more so for those who suffer from ciliac disease, like my father.

Looking forward to seeing it on bookstore shelves, now I am putting it on my Amazon.com wish list.

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger yogini said...

Dear Shauna - I'm a subscriber and this post compelled me to write my first comments. My gratitude to you, the Chef and your daughter for your open hearted expressions of love and creativity, exquisite recipes and stories. Congratulations to you all and a very happy birthday to you.
"Our work is our love made visible" - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

 
At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Monica said...

Wow, what a lovely video and post. Lucy is adorable! And how lucky you are to live in such a beautiful part of the country! I can't wait to buy the cookbook and have more recipes to cook with my (celiac) son and daughter. Thank you both for such wonderful (and hard) work.

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Jessica B. said...

What a beautiful video of you and your family!! Excited for your book to come out! Blessings to y'all!

 
At 12:35 PM, Blogger cdrushin said...

I am crying tears of joy for you and danny, and i can't wait to get this book. I got a barnes & noble gift card for Christmas and have been saving it, and this is it what I am getting. Your happiness and willlingness to share your hearts has so added to my life, continued blessing and success on the book.

 
At 7:31 PM, Anonymous MummyPages said...

That's just brilliant - well done. You must be sooooooo proud. We have 4 coeliacs in our house so it will be bought at least twice (forgive the other 2, they just don't cook)...bonne chance!

 
At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Big Boys Oven said...

It got me glued, I am speechless. It was lovely and truly estatic

 
At 6:20 AM, Anonymous Tam317 said...

The shot of Lucy smelling the lemon? Priceless... I pray that I instill that kind of love of food and discovery in my child. I can't wait to get the book.

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger I'm Jamie said...

I have followed (quietly, for the most part) for a few years now (is that possible?!)... and I am so thrilled for your family and this next big step! The video is lovely-- a great insight to your life, and the cookbook looks AMAZING-- I can't wait to buy one!
Congratulations!
Oh yes, and Happy (belated) Birthday!

 
At 8:14 PM, Blogger Best Wishes, Marie said...

it is nice how you met, married ... and now you are a family.

 
At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Jody said...

Hello on this lovely Saturday afternoon...

I just pre-ordered your book on Amazon and look forward to receiving a surprise package the end of Sept.! Along with Jamie, I have been quietly following your blog for a few years now. I am so very thrilled for you and the Chef! And very pleased with myself as the soon to be owner of this masterpiece of love.

I have been having tingling in my legs lately and thought it was the old MS monster flaring up - then I read how tingling in the legs can be a symptom of celiac and realized how I have been allowing gluten to slip back into my diet.

Thanks for all that you discover - for all that you so graciously share.

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger Northern Snippet said...

Lovely. just ordered my copy on Amazon.BTW love following you on twitter though I'm in England really enjoy your descriptive tweets!

 
At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Sondi said...

Congratulations! I just finished your first book and it was so inspiring. I can't wait to read this one.

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Marty and Jenny said...

Beautiful little video, fun to see all the sights from Vashon and of course adorable little Lucy!

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Genevieve said...

Just pre-ordered!!! :) SOOOO EXCITED!!

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger Mehrunissa said...

The video is amazing

 
At 2:06 PM, Anonymous LaurieY said...

ahhhh, both of your names were etched on the other's heart from the git go. What a good surprise from the Uni Verse that you would meet, marry and bring in little Lu. Yep, Love done had Her way wit y'all.

I can hardly wait for your cookbook!! It will make a swell gift during the holidays.

~Joy Abundant

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger MsJess said...

Awww that video is so sweet, it's very obviousy how much love there is in your life, love for your husband, love for your daughter, love for food. It was beauitful.

and on a very shallow note I also have a blue kitchen aid. <3

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

Let the countdown continue! I have been anxiously awaiting your new book to come out & it's finally Septemeber! Last night, for my 3rd wedding anniversary, my darling husband gifted me this amazing recipe binder I was dreaming of and the first page has a picture of you! He preordered your book for me on Amazon! Can't hardly wait... xo

 
At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Correen said...

Simply beautiful and so full of love! Warm fuzzies while watching your lives in a video snippet. Bests for all you have both put together for others to enjoy. PS Lucy must always wear red shoes...they just fit her spunky little personality ;)

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Fabulous Gluten Free said...

I was in San Francisco filming for a Food Network Canada show at the time of the blogger conference. Oh I wish I could have gone.

Back in Canada now and I'm heading out to buy your cookbook. I've been waiting for it patiently since the pizza post back in March.

Thanks for making the gluten free world so much more fun and accessible.

 

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