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Red Lips & Cheesecake: A Video

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A look behind the scenes at the making of Dessert Comes First: The Book. A 5-minute video.

Ever since I announced my book a few days ago, there are three questions that I’ve been asked repeatedly. I list them here in order of ascending frequency and my replies:

3. Who shot that sizzling / sexy / seductive / suggestive cover?
Answer: Professional photographer and my mentor, Aldwin Aspillera.

2. What fabulous red lipstick! What is it?
Answer: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. This is my red lipstick of choice and what I wear when I want to make a statement without having to say (or write!) a single word.

And the question I’ve been asked most often since I revealed my book’s cover:

1. Are those really your lips?
Answer: Yes. 100% natural, no Botox and no Photoshop.

I’m amused but largely flattered by the questions above. Whether it be my lipstick or my lips, they’re a good segue to this behind-the-scenes (BTS) video of the making of my book. You’ll get to see which 10 chefs are featured, have a firsthand look at photos and pages from the book itself in between glimpses of me being alternately serious and kooky. The entire video is bound by snippets of conversation where I talk about the happiness and hardships that went into producing the book, an immense undertaking that I was convinced at one point, “would be the death of me.” Truly.

The video will stream in HD from this website but if you’d like a larger screen and more viewing options, click here.

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Dessert Comes First, A book by Lori Baltazar
Exclusively available at all Fully Booked stores.
September 5, 2013.

17 Responses to “Red Lips & Cheesecake: A Video”

  • I’m so proud of you Lori! I can’t wait to get a bite of the book (and gobble it up) for myself. It is such a milestone for me as a long time reader of DCF…shipping the book will be a challenge, but I know it can and will happen :)

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    Lori Reply:


    DIDI!
    I miss you! Whether it be by sea or air or carrier pigeon, my book will get to you.

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  • Congrats Lori! Can’t wait to get a copy of your book.

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  • Oh gosh, Lori! I’ve always dreamed of creating my own book, and once again, you have inspired me to take another step closer. I can’t wait to get a copy of your book! Congratulations, and all the best. You do rock!! :)

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    Lori Reply:


    Guia,
    Thank you for your kind words. As someone who’s been a longtime reader of DCF, that truly means so much.

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  • I am lovin’ it, Lori!!!

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    Lori Reply:


    Aina L-
    Looking forward to seeing you and signing your copy of the book.

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  • I can’t wait to read the chapter about Caramel Apples.

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  • Luscious cover ;)

    Can’t wait to get a hold of this book. Congratulations, Lori!!

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    Lori Reply:


    Thanks, blankpixels! Hope you like the book.

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  • Congratulations Lori!!! Can’t wait to get my own copy of your book to add to my collection! What you just accomplished is truly inspiring! :-)

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  • Nice video, Lori! Can’t wait to get my hands on your new “baby”. Congratulations! So excited for September 5!

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  • I’ve been ‘stalking’ your blog for way too long Lori. ;) For my maiden comment, may I join everyone else in congratulating you for this much-awaited book.

    My birthday falls on the 5th too. And there’s nothing like having the first edition DCF book as a birthday present. Here’s to hoping then that my sister or my friends would get to read this comment. :)

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  • Lori, you look gorgeous in this video!!! Your pride and happiness are palpable, and have stirred up the same thrill and excitement in me to get a copy. :-)

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    Lori Reply:


    Katrina-
    Thanks for all your kind words!

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  • And by the way, as someone who has worked with models many times, you pose like a pro! The photographer must have loved shooting you!

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    Katrina Reply:

    OOPS! I hit “submit” too soon! The above comment should read:

    …as someone who has worked with models many times, I have to say that you pose like a pro!

    Sorry, I just couldn’t leave that participle dangling. I’m sure you, of all people, can understand. :-)

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