I'm thrilled to announce that today, October 22nd, sees the nationwide Australian on-sale date of my second What Katie Ate cookbook ~ What Katie Ate at the Weekend :)

I am really happy with the outcome of my second book. It was a mammoth under-taking for me and as a lot of authors will attest, your second book is often the hardest as due to the (wonderful) success of my first, I had a lot to live up to ~ especially as the first one, won a James Beard Award in 2013, which is still one of the highlights of my life and career as a photographer.

I started work on this book back in June 2013, just after I returned from NYC in May. I wanted to include more travel and lifestyle stories in this one, and overall it's a lighter, brighter version of the first book. There are 5 editorials dotted throughout the book which have a lovely magazine-feel and one features 9 of the most gorgeous blog readers who all came together to have lunch with me back in October last year ~ thanks again girls, you were all fantastic!

Book 2 is all about weekend entertaining ~ or more specifically it's jam-packed full of recipes that you can enjoy at the weekend, but you can also make with ease during the week. Lots of brunch ideas, funky salads, dinner party mains, cocktails and party food and yummo desserts. I am really happy with all the recipes and they reflect a lot of the learning over the past two years in regards to seasonal produce and growing as a recipe writer.

The book is on sale nationwide as of today in Australia, New Zealand and Germany. Please note ~ It will go on sale in the US, UK, Ireland and Europe as of next May 2015.

On Friday this week I will be launching a new section on the blog where you can purchase a signed copy of the book and my first one, along with a selection of photographic prints ~ I'll be adding more and more pics to the latter section as the months go on.

All sales at this stage are limited to Australia but I am looking into postage options for worldwide orders. Until then, you can buy a signed copy of the book here at The Gourmet Grocer Online or at bookstores nationwide.

To celebrate the launch of the book and in conjunction with The Gourmet Grocer Online, I am giving away a Deluxe Food Hamper to the value of AUD$250 which will include a signed copy of book 2 along with a load of gorgeous foodie items which will be hand-picked by myself at the Gourmet Grocer Online Store. This prize is limited to Australian and New Zealand readers only due to postage cost restrictions

To win, simply leave a comment below telling me your favourite thing to cook at the weekend.

I hope you enjoy What Katie Ate at the Weekend as much as I do :)


Katie xx