With absolute disbelief, many, many nerves, and incredible, unspeakable excitement, I’m so honoured to announce that I’m writing a cookbook! A real, hold-in-your-hands, The Foodie Teen cookbook is in the works, and I truly cannot express how terrified, ecstatic, and absolutely thrilled to bits I am. I just cannot stop pinching myself, and every time I think about it (which is pretty much constantly!) my heart starts beating like crazy.
There have been so many times I’ve just wanted to shout it out loud. It’s been so hard to keep quiet until everything was official and confirmed, and I’ve definitely surprised myself by managing to avoid making every single blog post over the last few months consist of endless ‘AAAAH’s!
The hardest thing, though, was to have to wait so long to say THANK YOU to everyone who reads, comments, shares, and likes my photos and recipes – this could and would never have happened without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I know this post has been approximately 98% exclamation marks already, but it gets even more exciting! It’s a complete and utter dream come true to announce that I’m working with the wonderful people at Penguin Random House here in the UK to produce this book. The team there have been so kind and supportive, and I’m absolutely honoured to work with them. I’m definitely in great hands – they’ve published Jamie Oliver, Rachel Khoo, and Elizabeth David, to name just a few from their incredibly inspiring list!
I’ve had the chance to work with some amazing people so far on this journey, including my absolutely wonderful editor Lindsey and the amazing Issy who took beautiful photos of me and my family for the book. I’m just so, so excited to share it with you all!
I’m also thrilled to say that I’ll be donating a part of my profits from the book to charity.
On to the book! It will be filled to the brim with delicious, nutritious, exciting recipes, many beautiful photographs, and lots of healthy lifestyle advice, and it’ll be mostly aimed towards teenagers and young people, which is something I’m incredibly excited about. I’m passionate about the importance of inspiring and empowering the younger generations to reconnect with their body, find happiness, and discover a healthier self through healthy food and lifestyle choices, and I’m truly so, so thankful to you all for helping to make this happen!
Even if you’re not a teenager, you’ll love all of the new, inspiring, and inventive recipes as well as the sections about health, natural skincare, and sustainable living.
If you’re just as excited as I am and want to be one of the first to get your hands on a copy, it’s even available on Amazon Pre-Order right now! The cover shown isn’t the final cover, which will be up by late summer – it’s just a placeholder at the moment! Essentially what pre-ordering means is that you click the pre-order button, receive the book the very day it comes out (so you’ll be one of the first ones – eek!) and don’t pay a penny until your copy is shipped. It’s a great deal for you and it helps boost the visibility of the book to other people as well.