So now it can be told. This book is the project I alluded to last February when I mentioned that I couldn’t breathe from the sheer stress of it all, and it’s also the reason why I only produced one post in March, the month I submitted my manuscript.
Dessert Comes First, The Book, is my biggest and most important work to date. It’s composed of three major parts. First, there are the essays and memoirs, an updated compilation of some of my most popular blog posts along with new, never-before-been-published pieces I’ve written especially for the book. The chefs make up the second part: profiles of 10 illustrious people in the food industry, each esteemed for their talents and creations. This section is made even more memorable with the inclusion of two recipes from each chef. And speaking of recipes, it makes up the final part of my book: 11 of my very own recipes of the sweets I like to eat, including the recipe to the cheesecake I used to make back when I was a home baker. A cheesecake that I’m known for, it’s so special that it’s on the cover of my book.
And for YOU, the readers of Dessert Comes First
In my 8th anniversary post, I hinted at a celebration that would be even bigger than DCF’s 6th Anniversary Party. Details on that will be unveiled next week. Some of my friends in the food industry are also celebrating the launch of my book with me, details of which are also forthcoming. It’s a magical, heady time here on Dessert Comes First so check back often for updates on what’s about to happen.
For now, I have this to say: the upcoming big event, the ensuing surprises, they’re my way of thanking you for being with me all these years. Because you should know, DCF readers, that Dessert Comes First, The Book, is for you.
Dessert Comes First, A book by Lori Baltazar
Hardbound, 302 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
Publication Date: September 2013
Publisher: Sketchbooks, Inc.
Available exclusively at Fully Booked.