Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Vive la France! (and a few missing oeufs…)

I’ve been meaning to write up this post for a few days but alas I have been pretty unwell and bed-ridden for the past 6 or so days with a rotten stomach bug picked up God only knows where. Thankfully however I am officially on the mend and feeling a whole lot better now and getting back to working on the blog and work.

Sadly being unwell prevented me from cooking and photographing 2 or 3 dishes I had planned to shoot last weekend to celebrate another bit of news relating to the book, which is the French version of What Katie Ate is now officially on sale in France via my French publishers Hachette Livre.

The French version has a slightly different title as we all felt it read a little nicer when translated, which is; Quand Katie cuisine ~ Recettes et autres petit secrets (When Katie cooks ~ Recipes and other little secrets). For anyone wishing to purchase a french copy you can do so here on amazon. I’m really thrilled to get the book into France, I have heard it’s quite an achievement to get a foreign cookbook taken on by a French publishing house and circulated in France, so I am pretty chuffed :) Hachette were one of the first publishers to contact me just after I announced the book was being produced and I am so very honoured to be working with them. Pour Hachette, je dis merci beaucoup!

The French book has a slightly different illustrative style text on the cover and inside, this was due to the French publishers wishing to have a fully working font as opposed to a static illustration which was used for the Aussie and US version of the book ~ hence the slightly differing visual title on the cover.

I’ve been getting amazing feedback on the book so far both here in Australia and in the US and Canada. All the positive comments and messages have been wonderful. It’s also great to see such positive reviews going up on the likes of AmazonAnthropologieBarnes and Noble and such. Obviously the more positive reviews the better it is all round so, please if you have a moment, have a copy of the book and want to write up a few supportive words on these listed sites and others selling the book please do so, I know I would be hugely grateful and it would be much appreciated from this end. Makes all the hard work worthwhile for me (and encourages a few more sales! ;)

Blood Orange and Rosemary Cake

Taken from What Katie Ate ~ Recipes and other bits and bobs

© Katie Quinn Davies  |  Penguin Lantern Books 2012

On the topic of great praise and positive feedback received, so many people have mentioned to me a selection of recipes they’re dying to try first and the one in particular which keeps popping up (one of my faves) is the Blood Orange and Rosemary cake on page 257.

I wanted to make a note what we unintentionally made a bit of a ‘boo boo’ in the cake recipe; we listed that the cake requires 3 eggs, but didn’t mentioned in the recipe where to put said eggs! Sadly it was only after the book was printed that this was spotted, how we did miss it, we are all utterly stumped as it was proof-read 3 times ~ but these things happen.

When we spotted this small error, we decided it was best to go back through the book with a seriously teeny, tiny, minuscule fine tooth comb and Penguin have listed a few extra corrections/tips here and where to put said MIA eggs!

You can check out these amends and read a little interview with me here on the penguin site.

Finally, this will be the last post going up on this current and soon to be obsolete What Katie Ate site. On Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th the blog will be taken down so when you click on or you will see a holding page. This will be up while we are testing the launch of the new site. All going to plan the new site will be live on Monday November 12th.

The new site’s address will be aka no more So the next post you will see will be featured on the new, improved, much easier to navigate site with lots of great new features, all of which I’ll run through in the first post. I can’t wait to (finally) introduce you to it all :)

Until then and lots of new recipes and photos x

58 Responses to “Vive la France! (and a few missing oeufs…)”

  1. October 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    The photos are just stunning and wonderful. You make absolutely everything look appetizing!

    • December 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Le père Noël m’a fait un beau cadeau aux pieds du sapin !
      Ton livre est fabuleux !
      Merci Katie !

  2. October 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    en français??!! youpi!!!!!!!!

  3. October 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Me Congratulations to you!!!! Wish your book be translated to all languages in the world – everyone deserves to read it!!! I am already waiting for an English copy (thou it takes a long time for amazon to ship to Ukraine)/ Lots of love from East Europe

  4. October 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Oh, lovely – not sure which one I want to get now – the American version, or wait till I get back to my Channel hopping English/ French lifestyle and get it in a very beautiful French – decisions, decisions…

  5. October 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This is all so amazing Katie…congratulations!

  6. October 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Ohhh mais quelle bonne surprise !

  7. October 25, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Love it! when do you have a portuguese version? ;P

    • Katie
      November 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      I hope super soon! ;)

  8. October 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Katie, could you please let me know if the French version has metric or imperial measurements? I've been wanting to get my hands on the Aussie copy but the delivery to where I am is more than half the cost of the book! But if the French version is in metric, I would happily buy it as I can read French. Merci!

  9. October 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    oh so many things to say for just ne comment – firstly glad to hear you're on the mend, congrats of the book, and what stunning yummy photos


  10. October 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    And I was going to ask Santa Claus for this book in English?! What great news! My wish list has been edited ;) Thanks!

  11. October 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    OH MY GOD! This is a great new! I'm a French girl who discovered your blog a while ago (thanks to A Beautiful Mess) and I fell in love with it :) I can even say, that you make me feel like cooking and eating meat, although I'm not a big meat eater, which is quite extraordinary! So learning that I'll be able to purchase your book easily in France is really nice :) Now I know what to ask for Christmas!

  12. October 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    So excited to see the new site! Congrats on the french publishing as well…quelle honor!
    Look forward to picking myself up a copy :)

  13. October 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I've seen the wonderful reviews and CANNOT WAIT to get the book!!! Congratulations and I surely hope you feel all the way better soon!


  14. October 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    This is the most beautiful cookbook ever. I've pre-ordered it… a bit of a nightmare getting it in the UK. You are such an inspiration. Well done! xx

  15. October 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Hachette is a very famous publisher! I will check your book during Christmas when I will go back to France.

  16. October 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Very good and congratualtions. I'm looking forward to your new website. The photos are stunning, as ever!
    Have a nice day. allesistgut :)

  17. October 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Bravo ma chère Katie!
    You rock!

  18. October 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Beautiful…that photo with the vintage scale…WOW! I love it :) You're so talented!

  19. October 26, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I just received the United States version of your cookbook and I love it so much I find it hard to put down! The photographs are so elegant and I want to try every single recipe. I cannot wait to see your new website!

  20. October 26, 2012 at 1:11 am

    i have been remiss in reading up on alot of things lately but to my surprise i went to aran's book signing last night in seattle and as i waited to have her sign my book i browsed the book store… to my wonderful surprise i found your book.

    katie… it seriously is one of the most beautiful books i have seen. not only is is lovely with photos… but the content is enormous… what a huge task this must have been and now we all are the lucky recipients to enjoy it.. bravo… xx pam

  21. October 26, 2012 at 1:13 am

    and glad you are on the mend…. never fun to be sick… i think sometimes we run ourselves so hard that God gives us little reminders to stop and rest… xx

  22. October 26, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I'm french and I have your wonderful book for 2 days. Every time I have a look at him, I want to cook all the recipies. The pictures are just waouh ! Congratulations !

  23. October 26, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I'm French and I can't wait to go check out your book in French !!!!….it's so cool to see it published by Hachette because their cookbooks are the nicest ones so congrats !!!

  24. October 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

    As soon as I saw that you were releasing a cookbook I knew I had to buy it. I have not been disappointed. It is the most beautiful cookbook I own and I LOVED the intro. I can't wait to try out some new recipes!

  25. October 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    MERCI!!!!! :-)

  26. October 27, 2012 at 4:21 am

    How fun! The cake is amazing, the book is wonderful!!!

  27. October 27, 2012 at 6:28 am

    just bought your book in Fance! Bravo! I'm in love with it!

  28. October 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Hi Katie,
    I wish I had found you sooner, I had no idea what I was missing. I was traveling to see my daughter today and I stopped in a little out of the way shop and your book was the first thing that caught my eye. It was one of the most beautiful cookbooks I've seen in years. Can't wait to fully enjoy it.
    Sending you well wishes from California

  29. October 29, 2012 at 4:42 am

    The cake looks beautiful.. And these pictures…I hope you feel good now. I'm unfortunatelly in bad for 3 days now-flu or something…

  30. October 29, 2012 at 6:14 am

    How fabulous!! I love your blog. It fills me up with good cooking energy. and photographic inspiration. I'm in the UK but might end up buying the American version of your book as i cannot wait for the release in the UK. Looking forward to the new site. YOu deserve all the success your are getting – you seem such a top girl Kate. All the best.

  31. October 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Finally a post! I have been waiting for your update! Keep up the good work Katie, come swing by my blog when you can! =)

  32. October 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Wonderful ! Merci :)
    Greetings from France xx

  33. October 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Yes, today your book arrived! Thanks for Amazon that shipping to Stockholm goes smoothly! Will probably read a few pages every morning with breakfast to get inspired what to eat in the evening and be dreaming about it all day. Thank you Katie!

  34. November 2, 2012 at 4:29 am

    That cake. I want to make one right now! I just came across your blog this week and am IN LOVE! Keep up the amazing work!

    love your new cyber stalker,

  35. November 3, 2012 at 3:03 am

    I just bought it and it's a wonderful book (as your blog !) ! I am so happy to have it now !

    Have a good day !
    Paris- France

  36. November 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hi. I really enjoy your blog: love the pictures and recipes and it's a cool place to come back to, so I have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award.
    I totally understand if you don’t want to follow all the stuff involved, but thought you would like to know anyway.

    BTW: loved the book. it will make a great b-day/xmas present for some of my friends. :)

  37. November 13, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Wow, beautiful photos!

  38. Laura
    November 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    “this was due to the French publishers wishing to have a fully working font as opposed to a static illustration which was used for the Aussie and US version of the book ”

    What’s the name of the Franch version font?

  39. November 18, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Mais quel bonheur de trouver ce matin ton livre en français,un bon weekend s’annonce chez moi…



  40. November 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Perfect timing as I’m in France at the moment and was able to pick up a copy for myself. Such gorgeous and inspiring photos! Congratulations Katie.

  41. November 20, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I’m from France and just bought your book this afternoon ! I read a review a few days ago on Elsie’s blog (abeautifulmess) and thought ‘what a shame we don’t have such beautiful cook books in France’. I didn’t expect to find it in France, and in a french version. The pictures are so beautiful and I want to try almost every recipe !
    Thanks for this amazing book

  42. Mel
    November 28, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Hi Katie,

    I’m an italian girl, very compliment for tour fantastic book, when the italian edition ?
    Bye Mel

  43. L
    December 6, 2012 at 6:03 am

    This looks amazing!

  44. December 12, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Congratulations Katie! As always, your photography and vision blow me away.

  45. December 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    This is just amazing…I must visit there for sure!

  46. December 26, 2012 at 9:48 am

    ça y est! Le Père Noël me l’a apporté aujourd’huiiii!!

  47. December 28, 2012 at 4:28 am

    As a lot of yours french readers here, I found your book (french version) under the Xmass Tree and it’s just amazing. I love your pics and your blog and this book is the best way to have a little peace of your world in my kitchen.
    Thanks a lot Katie !

  48. December 29, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Hi Katie! Your book has just arrived in Quebec, Canada! Merci beaucoup pour les recettes et les magnifiques photos. Congrats and we can’t wait to try your recipes!

  49. January 4, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Hello! I love your recipes and would love to buy your cook books! It would be wonderful if you could get them published in the UK! Xx

  50. January 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I just got this book for christmas and already tried two recipes. It’s great and the pictures are really good

  51. Annie
    January 10, 2013 at 4:32 am

    I bought my copy in French in Quebec (Canada) and I’m more than happy with my purchase.
    For when the output of Volume 2!

  52. Stéphanie
    January 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Je suis Française et je vais acheter votre livre très bientôt!!J’ai hâte!!

  53. January 24, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Oh, I am such a francophile that I might rather get your book in français – just perfect :) !

  54. May 24, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Everything looks delicious. Great job!

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