Drumroll …

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 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 thoughts on “Drumroll …

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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