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Thursday, June 4, 2009


A quick video – my final moments before I submit the final final final manuscript! Plus I give you a sneaky peaky at the book – do you want to see a few pages?

I’m off to bed now….

after I celebrate a little bit!


Club Med Vacation Giveaway!


Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Yeah, a 7-day Club Med vacation. You can enter once a day, everyday. Enjoy a vacation – you totally deserve it (and pssssttt….there aren’t very many entries!)

Contest is over — check out the winner here!


edit 1:52am Can’t sleep. So I’m watching this fantastic Obsessed TV interview with Ming Tsai.

84 Responses to “IT’S DOOOONNNNEEE!!!”

  1. Jaded — 6/5/09 @ 9:53 pm

    I’m so happy for you Jaden! You’ve worked long and hard for this book and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy :) Congrats!

  2. Nicisme — 6/6/09 @ 7:06 am

    Well done!

  3. Chris — 6/6/09 @ 9:14 am

    Darn J, you totally forgot me on your acknowledgements page (ha ha)….that’s okay, you can just make me the winner of the Club Med thingy and we’ll call it even;)

  4. joa — 6/6/09 @ 12:02 pm

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait for October:-)

  5. Connie — 6/6/09 @ 2:07 pm

    Congratulations on getting the book off to the publisher! I have loved your recipes and can’t wait to get this book!!! I’m especially looking forward to all the new recipes to try… I spied the Korean burger on this video and it looks marvelous.

  6. Haley J. — 6/6/09 @ 10:43 pm

    Congratulations! I held my breath while I watched – I am so happy for you.

    Your book is on my birthday wish list. :)

  7. Asianmommy — 6/7/09 @ 1:00 am

    Congrats, Jaden! The book looks awesome.

  8. Congratulations, Jaden. I love that look of relief on your face. Isn’t it great when you don’t have to edit and keep editing anymore? ;)

    YES! a big relief! ~j

  9. congrats! good job =)

  10. Nicole — 6/7/09 @ 1:13 pm

    Congrats, Jaden!! It looks great, can’t wait to flip through the actual pages myself! :-)

  11. Morgan Hartman — 6/7/09 @ 11:14 pm

    You are so very darling! I am celebrating with you!

  12. Debbie — 6/8/09 @ 12:55 am

    WhooooHoooooo! Congrats, Jaden!!
    I will be soooo ready for my books when they come! I pre-ordered one for me and one for each of my 3 grown kids and their spouses!
    Love love love your sass! ;o)

  13. Lisa — 6/8/09 @ 3:55 am

    You are so cute! Congratulations! I can’t wait to read and use this cookbook! :)


  14. Melinda — 6/8/09 @ 6:03 am

    I will be pre ordering several copies.
    Lots and lots of work and love you have put in this book…and sweat and tears! Congratulations, you deserve a break now.

  15. Carole — 6/8/09 @ 6:23 am

    Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment! I can’t wait to see it in stores – I’ll shout, “I *know* her!”

    I want a signed copy. :-)

    I’ll blog about your new cookbook today and am willing to do a giveaway when it’s hot off the presses.

  16. Jandi — 6/8/09 @ 9:05 am

    BIG congratulations, Jaden! What an accomplishment…and what a relief to be finished. I’ve pre-ordered lots of copies…everyone is getting your book for Christmas ;-)

  17. David Eger — 6/8/09 @ 11:29 am

    Congratulations and best wishes from all of us at Earthy Delights!

  18. Kathy Williams — 6/8/09 @ 11:34 am

    Hi Jaden!

    WELL DONE YOU! Some of those photos brought back memories of the testing (and tasting….mmmmm). Must make the teriyaki steak again SOON! The delicious wraps too.

    Can’t wait to see the final product.

    Congratulations, I know how exhausting it was for you, and as you are someone who is usually bouncing off the walls, that means this was a SUPER EXHAUSTING project. I am full of admiration for the way you got yourself organised on this, and managed to balance everything with home life, trips to Vegas, trips to the emergency room with the boys and everything else (and kept sane)! You are one efficient lady.

    Lots of love Kathy x

  19. Doreen — 6/8/09 @ 12:34 pm

    wooohoooo… that’s got to feel fabulous!!! Congratulations!!!

  20. Doreen — 6/8/09 @ 12:36 pm

    2nd entry for being a subscriber … way to go Jaden!! dang producers… you’ve just finished a major piece of work and they’re already asking you for ideas on a 2nd book – geesh!

  21. Eleanor Hoh — 6/8/09 @ 2:43 pm

    Congrats Jaden! Great preview, looks AMAZING. Thanks again for including me in Resources for Wok Star Kit, much appreciated and very honored. You’re talented juggling writing, styling and photos! Satisfying to have control and exactly how you want it. Rock on…

  22. Suzanne — 6/8/09 @ 7:56 pm

    Congrats on a huge job finished. Looks like a great book!

  23. Cynthia — 6/9/09 @ 7:49 pm

    Hearty, hearty, hearty CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy which I will need autographed of course! :)

    Love you hon and great, great job. The book is going to be a bang-on success.

  24. I’m a little behind in my blog reading b/c I was on holiday last week, but a big hearty, Texas-sized CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! Your book is GORGEOUS and I just don’t know if I can wait until October to get my hands on a copy and start cooking from it. Well done!

  25. pinkdevora — 6/10/09 @ 1:04 am

    Congratulations! It looks FANTASTIC.

  26. veron — 6/10/09 @ 8:52 am

    So proud of you. Can’t wait for the book to come out..it’s going to be a runaway bestseller for sure!

  27. Colleen — 6/10/09 @ 7:07 pm

    WOW!!! This is stunning. Congratulations Jaden and well done to you. I hope you are feeling better today and more rested. Looking forward to this…it looks amazing…I just know it will be a huge success… xxx

  28. Argus (Joon) — 6/11/09 @ 6:35 am

    Congratulations! The cookbook looks fab.
    And how can you look so good at that time of the night?! :)

  29. eliza — 6/13/09 @ 1:13 am

    big congrats to you! sorry, i haven’t blogwalked for ages, i lost touch with any of your news. but i’m very happy to see your book comes to fruition, looks so gorgeous!
    and….is that your bed? nice!

  30. Barbarainnc — 6/13/09 @ 4:46 pm

    I’m very happy for you!!! I can’t wait to get it!!!! :) :) :)

  31. Barbarainnc — 6/14/09 @ 2:23 pm

    I just pre ordered it from Amazon, can’t wait til I get it!!!!!

  32. Maria — 6/14/09 @ 11:45 pm

    You’re a firecracker! What can’t you do, superwoman! :)
    Noe, Pierce & Maria

  33. Charm — 6/15/09 @ 3:33 am

    Wicked Awesome! CONGRATULATIONS! I know I’m late in congratulating you because I read this earlier (was just too tired to write because of teething baby)….but I know the feeling of accomplishment after endless hard work….so I can only imagine how much you deserve this feeling of relief! Good job! Hope to see it soon!

  34. Lisa Shen — 6/21/09 @ 6:58 pm

    Woohoo, gonna pick up a copy when it comes out! Congrats!

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