Friday, April 22nd, 2011

*Toot toot*!!! The ‘What Katie Ate’ Book Deal with Penguin Books :-) *WooHoo*

SoI decided to bake a cake… a big, fattening, OTT, in-your-face cake… I did this as one of my fondest memories from being a kid was going to Wales one Summer (Llandudnoin particular – yes indeed, my folks were ‘tres swish’…) and being about 7 and going to a really cheesy restaurant with Mum and Dad for dinner and the waitress asking if I’d like dessert? So up I went to the counter and there I did spy myself a HUGE sugar monster of a cake – it was a chocolate fudge cake and I’ve never forgotten it since. Especially as that wondrouswaitress stuck the mammoth piece of calorific delight into the microwave and served it warm… It’s still one of my clearest memories from my childhood… And even though I am more of a savoury type, I thought no better fitting a cake for the occasion…

The occasion in hand being to celebrate some news I wanted to tell you all, for what feels like ages now… and I also decided to buy an extra special bottle of bubbles as I’m not going to lie, but I’ve been literally bursting to get this news out on the blog for some time and I was just a tad naughty and kept it a little quiet for the past few months, but finally I am delighted to announce that, very excitingly,in 2012…

Penguin Australia – specifically the super gorgeous Lantern Division of Penguin Books, will be publishing the first ever ‘What Katie Ate’ cookbook :) *Happy Dance*I was approached back in late 2010 by the incredibly wonderful Julie Gibbs at Lantern and asked if I would be interested in writing, cooking, styling and shooting a book based on the blog and my photography – and whilst it was a totally flattering bolt out of the blue (I honestly nearly fell off my chair when Julie put this proposition to me) – I was utterly thrilled to say “Yes please!” and I have been working on the contents to-date. I am so extra thrilled to be working with a publisher who has produced books for the culinary superstar talent such as: Stephanie Alexander; Maggie Beer; Guillaume Brahimi; Christine Manfield; Kylie Kwong and Tobie Puttock to name but a few…The book will be a beautifully printed format of the blog which will include a lot of extra special bits and pieces; simple and yummy, easy-to-cook recipes and tips and tricks not found online. It’ll be very photo-heavy and full of very personal and special recipes, I’ll also document via my camera a year of travels within Australia, the US and my home country; Ireland.I am very excited to announce this news which has been so close to my heart for the past few months and I really look forward to holding the final printed keepsake in my hands next year, until then I have a lot of cooking, styling and shooting to do (!) and a bit of traveling (hence my upcoming trip to Europe and the U.S. as I wanted specifically to include photos and tales from places which are particularly meaningful to me). I will be sure to keep all the readers of the blog updated on the progress of the book over the coming months.

Roasted Tomato & Capsicum, Smoked Paprika & Basil Soup, with Melted Goat’s Cheese Toasts

Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti with Basil, White Wine and Cream Sauce

Pomegranate & Honey {Sweet, Salty & Sour} Pulled Pork

Bob’s Toasted Breakfast Muesli

Banana, Strawberry, Ginger and Honey Breakfast Smoothies

Anzac, Oat & Honey CookiesAll Above Images © Katie Quinn Davies

Happy book deal news aside :) as mentioned briefly in my last post, I also wanted to include some recipes this week which I have been thinking about featuring for a while. I had some mates stay over this Easter weekend and decided to give Bob’s (my father-in-law) muesli a bash as I’ve drooled over it many a time whilst staying at their house down the coast from Melbourne. Bob makes a big batch of this healthy and energy-packed breakfast cereal every week or so and has been doing so for years. You can store it in air-tight containers after baking and cooling it and it also tastes extra wonderful with a spoonful of cocoa powder thrown into the mix and/or a drizzle of blue gum honey or maple syrup – as I found was only fitting experiment for an Easter weekend brekkie.

Other goodies I served up were some super simple fruit smoothies; a very quick and easy mushroom, fresh basil bacon and cream pasta lunch and what with it being Anzac Day yesterday, I had to cook up a batch of the mandatory honey and oat famed Aussie cookies. Also my good friend Colm in Ireland makes THE most incredible tomato and red bell pepper (or I have now come to call them – ‘red capsicums’ since living in Oz) soup so I decided to make a take on this recipe over the weekend and added in a ‘French onion soup inspired’ big goat’s cheesy crouton on top and served the bowls piping hot.

Lest I forget too, last week I mentioned I found Pomegranate molasses at my local green grocer, I grabbed a bottle or two on Friday and experimented with a shoulder of Free range organic pork which I slow roasted for 5 hours marinated in said molasses, a bit of bourbon, honey and soy sauce… The result was out-of-this-world good… sour, salty, sweet and bitter all rolled into one, use as a main or in warm bread rolls with some home made coleslaw. You can also use the same marinade on baby back pork or beef ribs which I tried also on Friday and these were an equal success.

All in all a very cooking-packed weekend – with a serious amount of washing up to boot *_* (my husband deserves a medal in particular this Easter weekend), countdown to the US trip is underway and looking forward to a little time off from 24/7 work and getting some quality pics on our travels.


172 Responses to “*Toot toot*!!! The ‘What Katie Ate’ Book Deal with Penguin Books :-) *WooHoo*”

  1. April 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Congratulation on your book offer! Very well deserved, your photography is unique, just love it.

    • Tony
      July 29, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Beautiful shots, classic lighting with classic angles.

      Looks good

  2. April 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

    looking “very much” forward to it :)

  3. April 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I will buy for sure. I love your photography and that you use, generally, easy to find products. That cake looks spectacular! Congratulations Katie x

  4. April 26, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I love your pictures and your recipes. Congratulations from Basque Country.

  5. April 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I will be first in line to buy a copy!

  6. April 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

    No wonder you received that great offer. Your job absolutely deserve it.
    Enjoy the following months of hectic work.

  7. April 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Congratulations! What great news! I think that is what the food-blogger-land is waiting for ;) I will definetely buy one. Love your lighting and of course the props and the styling. Your post is beautiful as ever. The spaghetti and the cake look mouth-watering…

  8. April 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

    wow! congratulations! i honestly can´t wait – it´s going to be a cookbook jewel!

  9. April 26, 2011 at 10:09 am

    wow, fantastic (but not unexpected!) news – I would love a hard copy of your work so I’m looking forward to it already.
    Any chance of that pork roast recipe – sounds amazing

  10. April 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Fabulous, Katie! Big congratulations to someone who obviously works hard and loves what they do. So enjoy your recipes, styling and photography here – a gorgeous blog to drool over and no surprises that a book is in the pipeline :)

  11. April 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Congratulations on your book deal, your photography, food styling and recipes are to die for. Can’t wait for the book to be available for sale.

  12. April 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Hello hello all :)

    Thanks so SO much :) !! Really I am so thrilled and you have no iota how fab it is to get such positive feedback. I do think – given how gorgeous the books are at Lantern – and the wonderful designer I have been paired with, the book is going to be so, so lovely. I decided not to totally print design it myself – rather art direct, but my designer has beautiful taste and along with Julie and my assigned editors I think it’s going to be a really gorgeous publication :-) Very girlie, very indulgent, very photo-heavy and just very precious. I cannot wait to see it on the shelves (an idea I still find bizarre to get my head around at times!)

    Heavenly Ingredients – I’m literally typing it up now – I actually hit ‘send/post’ on this blog post 20 mins ago by mistake without getting all the recipes up, but will have everything up in the next hour – am typing away like a mad thing here :) xxx

  13. April 26, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Congratulations…cant wait for the book!

  14. April 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Well done Katie, no one deserves it more that you do. Your work is simply stunning and an inspiration.
    All the best from Pascale at Extra-Relish.

  15. April 26, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Congratulation Kate, what fantastic (not to mention well deserved) news!
    Living in Mumbai for the past few years for business means I salivate when I see th amazing fresh ingredients used in your receipes. Obviously, your photography has much to do with making your pictures being “alive”! Cant wait to get back home next year and start visiting my local organic market to try your receipes!
    Congrats again … Julian

  16. April 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait for the book!

  17. April 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

    HUGE congrats Katie such fantastic news! I don’t know how you kept it quiet for so long?! I will definitely be buying a copy :)

  18. April 26, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Fantastic news! This is one book I will DEFINITELY be buying!!!!!

  19. April 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

    WooHoo, it’s a really good news! Congratulations!!! I cant wait to read and look your book, Surely, it will be great !

  20. April 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

    that’s fanstastic news katie! can’t wait to get my hand on it – and is it going to be available internationally (is it mentioned)? please please please be so! otherwise i’ll have to nudge my friends in australia.. (or bring myself there, which won’t be too bad now i think about it :) ) congratulations and good luck!

  21. April 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Chika Thanks – and yes, so far it’s looking (fingers crossed) that it’ll be available Internationally. *YAY!* :) x

  22. April 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

    What terrific news! Massive congratulations to you! Can’t wait to buy the book :)

  23. April 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Bravo ! :) ))

  24. April 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

    They there,

    I found you through Gourmande In The Kitchen. What a lovely, lovely blog you have–and the food looks incredible too! ;)

  25. April 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what it looks like!
    I love your photos and your recipes, so I’m sure that I’m going to love your book! Have fun travelling and writing!

  26. April 26, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Let us know when we can preorder :)

  27. April 26, 2011 at 11:03 am


    Congratulations on your book! It is well deserved! And shall I just say I knew this was coming one day! :)

    Your photograpy is wonderful and unique, you are so talented!

    I’m so looking forward to holding your book in my hands! Hope it’ll be available in Europe too.

  28. April 26, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Congratulations Katie! Can’t wait for it, I’m sure its going to be absolutely stunning.

  29. April 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

    This is my first time on your blog and I am LOVING it! Beautiful pictures! That cake looks like one I would choose to have on my birthday last week! I did not have a cake! :(

  30. April 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Congratulations, Katie, on the book deal and the blog awards. I really enjoy your photography and your words and appreciate the incredible time and effort you put in to keeping the blog going.
    I would suggest that a different font might make it easier to read (for some of us with older eyes), especially the recipes. And maybe, you will want to put US equivalents for measurements in the book.

  31. April 26, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Hi Patty – many thanks for your comment and congrats :) Are you aware that if you click on each recipe it’ll open up in a new window for easier larger legibility and will also print out at approx. A4 or A3 size? (I am however looking into the font with my designer to see if there might be a slightly more apt. variation for print in the book).

    With the book, there will be a version especially for the US market complete with US measurements and such :)

  32. April 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

    How wonderful for you! How flipping awesome for us!! Yay, can’t wait. Well done, you deserve it. xx Fiona

  33. April 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Congratulations to you. Looking forward to the book as your blog is so beautiful and inspiring. Good luck with it all.

  34. April 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I can’t get enough of your blog and your mind-blowing pictures! I sure hope your book is going to be available in SA… Congrats!

    Robyn x

  35. April 26, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Congratulations , it is a great great new! I’m so looking forward to see this book!

  36. April 26, 2011 at 11:39 am

    If there is no French version, I will buy the English one for sure…if it is not for the recipes, it will be for the extraordinary photography.

  37. April 26, 2011 at 11:39 am

    If there is no French version, I will buy the English one for sure…if it is not for the recipes, it will be for the extraordinary photography.

  38. April 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Congratulations Katie!! Such wonderful news. I’ll be looking forward to getting your book.

  39. April 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

    ok, a few things.
    massive, MASSIVE congratulations on the book deal. seriously, if my store (a&r) didn’t just go bust i would make sure every copy flys off the shelf :) due to people buying it of course!
    amazing blog, only recently came across it and everytime i check it i feel it pulling me into the kitchen and getting messy. so, thank you!
    and lastly, that cake! it looks absolutely incredible. please post up a recipe?? :)

  40. April 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

    well done! I’m a cookbook and craft book junkie so am going to love yours! I just know it


  41. April 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Congratulations on the book offer! Can’t say I didn’t see it coming ;)

    I bookmarked the soup recipe and can’t wait to give it a try. Also, the idea of pomegranate in BBQ is intriguing. Might have to give that a go as well!

  42. April 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I wake up this morning ,went to check my mail and saw your post…it made my day!!!!I was really hoping you will decide to go for a book one day and I am so glad you did it!!!Cant wait to see book!!

  43. April 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Congratulations, well done! I’ll surely be adding your book to my collection! Have lots of fun with it! 

  44. April 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

    biggest congratulations! I will be first in line to purchase the book when it is released. You did well keeping it to yourself all this time!

  45. April 26, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Great news! and such beautiful pics…

  46. April 26, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Isn’t it wonderful when you love a movie to death and then it comes out with a sequel that you know will be super awesome? A similar feeling finding out that your blog will continue it’s legacy in a sequel – your first cookbook!

    4 words ..

    I Just Cannot Wait!!

  47. April 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Kate, I simply love your blog and have been reading it from Cape Town, South Africa for ages now. I am also a food blogger (and stylist) and trying to be a photographer…. so your work, in my opinion is amongst the best in the world. I find it very inspiring and look forward to the book.
    ps – is the choc cake on this post in your recipe index. I could lick my screen

    Sam (

  48. April 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Katie: Beautiful. You’re my type of lady: chocolate cake and champagne. Love it. Congratulations to you and best wishes!

  49. April 26, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Very many congratulations! I wondered if this was to be your news. I love the sound of combining it with a more personal and travel side of things too. It will make a nice change to a normal recipe book.

  50. April 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    A big congrats!!!! Hope it all goes well, and great photos!! Has me all hungry now!!

  51. April 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm


  52. April 26, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Wonderful News! congratulations!! well done!

  53. April 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Oh my…I’m super excited for you. I can hardly wait to have my own copy of your beautiful book-to-be!

    Ingrid x

  54. April 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    So exciting – congratulations!!!

    As an Irish girl too, I’m especially excited to see any travels there!

    Wow – just brilliant news! xx

  55. April 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    This post put a big smile on my face – congratulations!

    I can’t wait to hold that cookbook in my hands.

  56. April 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Many many heartfelt congratulations! Welcome to the world of writing something that makes you all giddy inside to share with the rest of the world. Could not be happier for you!

  57. April 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Well deserved, I can’t wait, hope I can get copy here Dx

  58. April 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    A dream come true! I adore your style and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Cheers!

  59. April 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Yay for the book! :) and those mushroom photos are lush ;)

  60. April 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    This is such great news! I’m super happy for you and can not wait to get my hands on a copy next year :)


  61. April 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Oh my. I can’t wait to get this book! Congratulations!

  62. April 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    How exciting! I can’t imagine how hard it’s been to keep that secret. Congratulations!! I can see why they approached you because your photography is amazing and just draws me in every time. Good luck with the book and I look forward to tagging along on your adventure.

  63. April 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Cool blog! Amazing photos.

  64. April 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Very exciting! Congrats!

  65. April 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Congrats on the fantastic news! You absolutely deserve it, but then, you already knew that. What I really want to know is when can I reserve my copy? And will you head to the States for a grand book signing tour?

  66. April 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    congratulations Katie!! I was just waiting for this sort of news, I knew this was around the corner for you, you super-talented lady you. I will be the first in line for that book!

  67. April 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    congratulations! i can’t wait to see your pictures in print – they’ll make a beautiful book.

  68. April 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Вы меня вдохновляете)))

  69. April 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Congrats! I know it will be beautiful and full of terrific recipes. I too make muesli and love it with homemade yogurt. Your pulled pork sounds wonderful.


  70. April 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Congratulations! I can hardly wait to buy your book!

  71. April 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Katie, You are awesome and this is so well deserved!!! I am sooo happy and super thrilled for you!!!! :) ))

  72. April 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Congratulations on the wonderfully exciting news! So very excited for the book!!

  73. April 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Such wonderful news- your blog is truly special and your book will be so lovely! And that cake is to die for…

  74. Sonja
    April 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Dear Katie, congrats – where can I pre-order? I am soooooo ready to have you in my cookbooks collection, I am writting to you from wet & rainy Vancouver/BC/Canada and everytime I need a “sunny pick me up” I go to your blog and soak up all that great color from your photos, hurry up 2012!!!!so happy for you, Sonja

  75. April 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Nothing beats the feel of a book in your hand – particularly one with beautiful pictures of food and recipes you would like to try. I also can’t wait to get one. Congratulations!

  76. April 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    BRILLIANT! I can’t wait to get my hands on your cookbook — sigh, I have to wait until 2012!!!! :)

    CONGRATULATIONS – enjoy celebrating, this is excellent news!

  77. April 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Bravo, Katie! We have been experimenting with a fun new-to-us ingredient, dates. Please pop over and check it out:

  78. April 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    congrats katie
    fabulous news!
    and very well deserved

  79. April 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    your recipe’s made me drool, these are all amazing, and congratulations on your book.

  80. April 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Congrats! I would buy your book in a heart beat…even if I am a college student with no budget and w/o an excess to a proper kitchen…

  81. April 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Massive massive congrats Katie..can u hear the chin chin..can’t wait to get hold of a copy of ur book..absolutely love yr style and yr photos!

  82. April 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see it, hope it will be available in Ireland? Although maybe I will just add it to my list of reasons to visit Australia…like everyone under the age of 35 in Ireland at the minute my friends keep moving to Sydney!

  83. April 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    That’s so exciting!!!!! Congrats Katie! Can’t wait to own the book :D

  84. Paul Schroder
    April 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a fantastically well deserved opportunity. I can’t wait to see what you come up with, I’ll be in line for a copy!

  85. April 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    yay!!!! what great news!!! the photos on your blog are absolutely stunning! can’t wait for the book! congratulations!!! oh, and that first picture of the chocolate cake is just sumptuous!

  86. April 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Congratulations on your book! Love your blog, you deserve this and I’m sure you’ll write a wonderful book.

  87. April 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    wow, congrats, these are some good news! and that cake… om*g, heaven on a plate!!

  88. April 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Great post!

    I love the cake and I just love the authenticity of this post. Congrats on the book. You deserve it!

  89. April 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    these photographs are just incredible. not only does the food look amazing, but each and every set up is wonderful. i love the rustic feeling of everything. you do some really amazing work.

  90. April 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    oh and i almost forgot! congratulations on your book!!! :)

  91. April 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Congratulations on your book deal! That’s awesome and well deserved!!!
    I didn’t realize you were from am I!.
    I will definitely be buying your book. Both for the recipes AND the photography…your photos are ART!

  92. April 26, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations Katie. Fabulous news. I look foward to reading what I know will be a beatiful book.

  93. April 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Congratulations! Your blog format and photography are gorgeous and unique – so I’m sure the book will be too! You are from and live in two of my favourite part of the world too! Lucky you!

  94. April 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    sweet post! Glad i found this blog!

    check out mine if you like photography. I’m a photographer!

    If you want, you can follow it. I’ll do the same. thanks!

  95. April 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    That IS wonderful news, congratulations!!! Well deserved.

  96. April 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    That is amazing news! Congratulations are in order… I will anxiously await the US release of your new book! (now go have some more champagne and cake)

  97. April 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Congrats! Your photography is great and we will definitely be looking forward to the book.

  98. April 27, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Very happy to see that the news is out. {Smile} Again, huge congrats! So very happy for you, Lady. Can’t wait to hold a copy in my hands. Yay!!!

  99. April 27, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Congratulations Katie! I am a recent new reader, I found you through MSL magazine. You have a lovely blog, I am so glad to have found it.

  100. April 27, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Congratulations! This one is going to require a reprint before it even expands past Australian shores, I think! I don’t buy many books but yours is going to be a MUST.

  101. April 27, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Oh, Katie!!
    I have been waiting patiently knowing in my heart that this would have been in the works at some point in your beautiful career.
    I’m SO happy for you and cannot wait to read your book!
    Congratulations! xo

  102. April 27, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Congratulations! I’m a recent blogger but it’s safe to say that no one deserves it more.. your work is amazing! I can’t wait!

  103. April 27, 2011 at 3:26 am

    oooh congratulations! i must say that i love coming to your blog just to look at the awesome photos u take. love the props, the styling and the photography. wish i had 1/4 the amazing props have. cant wait for your book to be released! :)

  104. April 27, 2011 at 3:53 am

    10000 times congrats for the book Katie. You deserved it SO MUCH! I am not impressed at all: making a book makes completely sense with all the talent that you have! I am sure it will be awesome! And, as always, thanks for such inspiration!

  105. April 27, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Congratulations Katie!! I cannot wait to hold a book of your beautiful photographs and recipes in my hands!

  106. April 27, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Oh, congratulations ! What a great news ! Honestly can’t wait to have this book in my hands !

  107. April 27, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Are you going to post the recipe for the delicious chocolate cake?

  108. April 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

    The cake is oozing with temptation. All the photos for your book are beautiful and are so natural.

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  109. April 27, 2011 at 10:25 am

    But where’s the recipe for that chocolate caaaaaaake?!

  110. April 27, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Fantastic news! Yay!! Huge congratulations on your book, Katie! I was waiting for this to happen. I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to get your cook book! You have an extraordinary talent and style.

  111. April 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

    How exciting, what fantastic news! Where can I sign up for my copy?

  112. April 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to buy a copy.

  113. April 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I really think you deserve it! I love love love your blog and your styling. That chocolate cake is making me drool…

  114. Anonymous
    April 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Congrats Katie that’s brilliant -not at all surprised tho, you are some talented woman! can’t wait to buy the book! Best of luck with it x Steph

  115. April 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    That is so coool!! Congratulations on your book deal! Very exciting.

    Found your blog through Digital Photography School. So glad I found it. :)

  116. April 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I love your photography and recipes and can’t wait to buy your cookbook. I might need TWO — one for my coffee table and one for the kitchen. So exciting. Congrats! You totally deserve it!

  117. April 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations ! I am so very happy for you! Your recipes are amazing and the photography is beyond beautiful ! Please make sure we can buy this in Europe! Please! Happy dance for you!

  118. April 27, 2011 at 9:13 pm


    Can’t wait to see the book…

    Your photography is amazing, why would you be surprised someone wants to print a book?

  119. Anonymous
    April 27, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Super Congrats! I will be buying your book.
    P.S. Did I miss the recipe for that
    sinful looking cake?
    Best regards,

  120. Anonymous
    April 28, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Congrats! I can’t wait to have your book in my collection…

  121. April 28, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Sorry if I missed this answer already…but this cake looks to awesome for me not to ask where it’s recipe is. Am I missing the chocolate cake recipe somewhere? :)

  122. April 28, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Congratulations Katie. Now I’ll be able to drool all over your book as well as over my computer screen. I can only imagine what a ‘hold-in-my-hands’ tactile version of your beautiful blog will be like. How exciting for all of us!

  123. April 28, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Congratulations!! I could look at your photos all day long. Especially those mushrooms. I would like to take those mushrooms out for a nice, hearty meal and a pint, just to get to know them a little better, find out what their story is.

  124. April 28, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Fantastic news about the book – can’t wait! :)

  125. April 28, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Congratulations…cant wait for the book!I love your work!

  126. April 28, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I cant wait!! Congratulations. You’re an inspiration xxx

  127. April 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

    katie! you are an inspiration!!!thanks a lot, this is the modest cake from barcelona:

  128. April 28, 2011 at 8:31 am

    congratulation, great photo!

    I love how photographers, the lights, the colours

    everything is perfect!
    I couldn’t imagine otherwise

  129. April 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    guaranteed to be the most beautiful cookbook ever! congrats to you!! :) you’re an idol of mine and I can’t wait to buy your book. yay!

  130. April 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    such wonderful news, congratulations. the photos and recipes are already drool worthy, can’t wait to see it in person!
    p.s. chocolate cake recipe looks lovely.

  131. April 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    That chocolate cake!!! I can almost taste it through the computer. Everything you make always looks so delicious.

  132. April 29, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I only recently discovered your blog, but I can already see why you got a cookbook deal! Congratulations!

    Your photography is beautiful; that cake is absolutely mouthwatering. I will definitely be checking back for the recipe.

  133. April 29, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Congrats on the new book! And why is it only coming out in 2012! :( I want to get my hands on it now now now!

  134. April 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Just accidentally step onto your page. I am in love with your photos, it is very vintage looking, and it have stories behind it. I am looking forward to try out some of your recipes!

  135. May 1, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Wow! Congratulations on the book deal! With your passion and eye for food styling, I’m sure the book will be fabulous!

  136. May 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Wonderful! Congrats! I’m sure the book will be beautiful!

  137. May 3, 2011 at 5:47 am

    omg. I can’t wait for the book to be completed and in my hands. I admire your work greatly and would love to have the book form hopefully soon. congratulations!

  138. May 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Congratulations on the book deal! I am definitely going to keep my eyes open to snatch up the book as soon as it hits shelves. :)

    And is it weird that the most exciting recipe on here, to me, is the smoothies? They sound DELICIOUS.

  139. May 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Katie is a messy eater…:)

  140. May 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Katie, love your blog, your photography and design skills are inspiring :)

    I’ve got a question about the muesli recipe – for the chocolate version, is that 2 Tbsp for the whole batch or for each half? (It’s just a bit confusing since the star/note comes after you divide it in half…)

    And most importantly – I want to make a request for the US version of the book. Will you please keep the metric measurements in?!?!? I know a lot of people like to use weights instead of cups, especially myself. I highly recommend just including both for the US market. (Those who do not use weights should start because it’s much easier and more accurate!)

  141. May 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Monica

    Thanks for your comment and thoughts. Regarding the cocoa in the choc version, I added 2 tbsp in after I halved the mixture -sorry you’re correct, I need to go back in and make that bit a tad more clearer in the recipe. Thanks for pointing that out to me :)

    Re. the book, there will be a special US version printed with all the regular US cup measurements etc. for the American market, great idea re. keeping the metric measures in but alas it won’t be myself determining those details rather it’ll be the publisher in the US will determine which measurement varieties are included as they work to their market etc…

  142. May 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Your blog, recipes and pictures are just so NICE!! have you made a book or something??

  143. Brooke
    May 9, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Congratulation on the book, I’ll be getting one, love your photography and designs and I’ve made a few of your dishes already and loved them.

    I actually tried the chocolate cake this weekend, it was good but really really dry. Even before I baked the cake it was super dry and really hard to spread in the pan and I cooked in for a little less time than you recommended because I didn’t want it to dry out. Any suggestions on how to make it as moist as your picture?

  144. May 9, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Brooke I am so sorry, I have just realised I skipped including milk in the cake recipe (!) you need to put in 1/2 cup of milk at the stage where you add the eggs. I’ll amend that this afternoon and re-post.

  145. Brooke
    May 10, 2011 at 2:51 am

    I thought it must be something like that. It makes much more sense now, thanks

  146. May 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Wooo! Congratulations :)

  147. May 18, 2011 at 5:07 am

    You ever feel like your pictures are more vivid than real life?

  148. May 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    hi. congrats on the book.

    just a note on the recipe for the chocolate cake… the ingredients for the icing say to use icing sugar, but then the instrux for the icing say caster sugar… got very confused while making it b/c i left the caster sugar out of the cake, and put it in the icing. silly me, i should’ve realized it was a typo.

    anyway, my frosting came out a bit crunchy, and the cake a little less sweet, but somehow it still turned out completely edible.


  149. Anonymous
    May 19, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Love the Anzac, Oat & Honey Cookies but recipe doesn’t say when to add the brown sugar.

  150. May 19, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Hi there Anonymous – so sorry, my error add in the sugar with all the dry ingredients. Will amend recipe when I get back home in a few weeks. Tks for pointing mistake out for me.

  151. May 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

    can’t wait to see it. Love your stuff good luck

  152. May 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

    The chocolate cake is like a dream :) It really made me so bad to want to try it

    Greetings holiday apartment london

  153. May 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Amazing news! Congratulations – you certainly deserve all the success coming your way!

  154. May 28, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    i want to eat everything you make/shoot! that pulled pork is killin me! looks delicious! absolutely beautiful.

  155. July 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Katie – OMG, so excited!!

    I read a lot of food blogs. But, yours is extra special. I can’t wait to get my hands on a book authored by you. What a treat. No joke – I have a binder of your recipes sitting on my shelf and it’s pretty packed – now, I’ll be able to gaze upon your book and not upon my silly printer copies of your amazing posts. Best of luck during your writing process.
    Waiting with bated breath!
    - Carrie

  156. Anonymous
    August 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Here what i found -> vision correction

  157. Anonymous
    August 20, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Hi Katie, your blog is absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to bake this chocolate fudge cake, it looks divine! Would like to double check the quantity of butter used for the cake batter, just 4 tbsps is enough for a 9″ cake? Thank you! :)


  158. August 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Oh Katie… Your blog is adorable! the chocolate cake is to die for. Yum!!! And your photographs are just beautiful…

  159. September 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Cheers! From the frigid winds of Scotland, just wanted to say that your blog absolutely warms my heart!! Yummy food and stunning photos, you have such an eye for detail! I’ve made this cake for a friend’s birthday and nearly didn’t deliver it…I wanted to stay home and eat the whole thing myself!!

  160. September 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    absolutely love love love this blog! the choc fudge cake is AMAZING!!!!

  161. October 30, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Great news about your book. I look forward to purchasing it when its available. The photos you have included here are fabulous and really capture the essence of your page and what your saying. They made me really want to include some great ones.

  162. November 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Congratulations Katie! I absolutely adore your are so very talented and deserve this great book deal!

    Cheers, Kristen :)

  163. December 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm


    Just found your blog after recently posted about it – congrats on your book deal – how exciting! I look forward to following your blog & I hope to buy your book, too!


  164. January 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Congrats Katie! I can’t wait your cookbook, too :)

  165. March 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved. Your photos are breathtaking :-)

  166. April 27, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I made the Chocolate Toasted Muesli… and then I ate it!

  167. GG
    June 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Hi Katie,
    Quick question re Pomegranate & Honey Pulled Pork. Skin on or off pork??
    Thanks, Gemma x

  168. June 28, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations! Your photography is great .I love your pictures and your recipes .I cant wait to read and look your best recipe books

  169. July 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Hey Katie! Congratulations! BTW you’re pictures are really great and well deserve.

  170. Laura
    August 7, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Where did you get the printed fabric under the milk with straws? Its so cute!

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