Finally – SAVORY SWEET LIFE in Stores!

by Alice Currah on June 6, 2012. Updated June 7, 2012

photo credit: Michelle Marie

I have heard it said that writing a cookbook is like being pregnant. You’ll eat tons of food, gain a minimal of 15 pounds, and find yourself consumed about the whole process from start to finish.  The last few months of waiting for the publication date is the equivalent of being in your last trimester – wishing the baby would come out into the world.  Well, last night my baby entered the world.

SAVORY SWEET LIFE: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion hit store shelves nationwide and I felt relieved, excited, and anxious all at once.  Words cannot adequately express the personal journey this book has had me on.  However, when I flip through each page I see glimpses of my life intertwined between the writing, photography, and recipes.  Yes, this cookbook is definitely my child and a reflection of me.

Last night at my favorite local bookstore (Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA), only blocks away from my house, I had my first book signing.  Weeks ago I was concerned no one would show up, which is a common fear authors have.  However, after inviting friends via Facebook, not only did over 100 people show up but friends from different seasons of life showed up.  There were childhood buddies, an old high school friend, parents from my daughters’ school, Seattle area food writers, family, and friends from church, school, and the old neighborhood.  I loved having so many members of my friends and family there to celebrate the book launch.  Thank you all who came!!  And a special shout-out to my friend Darren LaMarr for his wonderful recap of this magical evening! What a wonderful and special way to celebrate the book release!  It was an incredible evening filled with hugs, wonderful conversations, great bites from the book, and  a sense of peace that my baby was going to be alright and find its place in the world. Phew!

If you live in Washington or Idaho, I would love to meet you at one of these signings: 

June 10, 2012 | 2-4 pm
FRED MEYER
Maple Valley, WA

June 23, 2012 | 1-3 pm
COSTCO N. Seattle
Shoreline, WA

June 24, 2012 | 11 am
BOOK LARDER
Seattle, WA

June 25, 2012 | 6 pm
FOODPORTUNITY
Seattle, WA

June 30, 2012 | 2 pm
HASTINGS
Coeur D’Alene, ID

July 1, 2012 | 1-3 pm
COSTCO (East Sprague Avenue)
Spokane, WA

Lastly, several bloggers and media outlets have written reviews of the book and are currently giving away copies of SAVORY SWEET LIFE: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion.

Here is a list of reviews and notable press mentions as of June 6, 2012:

Not Martha (June 6, 2012)  

Herbivoracious (June 6, 2012)

The Pioneer Woman (June 5, 2012)

Seattle Weekly (June 4, 2012)

PBS FOOD – Best New Cookbooks June 2012

Here is a list of current reviews with giveaways:

Cooking Channel (June 6, 2012)

Espresso and Cream (June 6, 2012)

Life’s Ambrosia (June 5, 2012)

Two Peas and Their Pod (June 4, 2012)

Picket Fence Design (June 3, 2012)

Recipe Girl (May 31, 2012) *giveaway has concluded

Babble: Family Kitchen (May 24, 2012) * giveaway has concluded.

Thanks again everyone for a great launch week!

Love,

Alice

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh June 7, 2012 at 8:10 am

Congrats on the “birth!” I’ve got it on my wishlist. I’m sure it’ll be a big hit!

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Michelle from Missouri June 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

Congrats! I can’t wait to check it out!!!

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Ashley June 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

So wonderful Alice! Congratulations again. What a beautiful baby it is!!

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Darren June 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Congratulations Alice! You were awesome. Truly. And oh my… Thanks so much for the shout out! I am speechless.

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Amanda S. June 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Yay! So excited for you! Amazon said my copy will be here tomorrow…can’t wait to read it!

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Hannah June 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Congratulations! I’m sorry I missed seeing you at 3rd Place Books – I’ll be at one of your other signings, though. I’m excited to start cooking!

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jamieofalltrades June 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Congratulations!

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Ruthy T. (@DiscoveryStreet) June 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

wohoo!!! so, so thrilled for you!!

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Sharon Sucher June 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I bought your cookbook on Tuesday, June 5. Last night I made the Red Cabbage Pico de ‘Gallo Salad. It was fantastic. My husband loved it. Thanks and Congratulations!!!

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Tracey June 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

This is so very exciting, Alice! Thanks for making us a part of your wonderful journey. Best of luck!!

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MJ June 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Welcome baby! I’m sure it was worth every pregnant moment. The book is gorgeous and I love how personal it is. My husband was surprised at how personal a
Cookbook could actually be!
I ordered three!

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Yael June 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Congrats! Best of luck – looking forward to purchasing the book at the first opportunity!

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Bradley Currah June 8, 2012 at 3:32 am

Wish we could have made the book signing…. Would have been so fun.
Looking forward to meeting this summer!

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Jamie | My Baking Addiction June 8, 2012 at 8:44 am

Congratulations, Alice! I can honestly say that I absolutely LOVE the book. I’m sure it’s going to continue to be a raging success!

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Rocky Mountain Woman June 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Yippee! How exciting!

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Minnie(@thelady8home) June 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

O Wow. Congrats. Wish you the best with the book.

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Cookin' Canuck June 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

I’ve had such fun reading and looking through your cookbook, Alice. The photos are stunning and everything about the book speaks of YOU. Congratulations, my friend!

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Paper cup making machine June 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

Nice blog. Thanks for sharing those useful information’s in all categories.

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Shawn June 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

I picked your baby up on Thursday(Barnes & Noble in Pikesville, Maryland), and it has not left my side! Beautiful photos, lovely writing, and fabulous food…I don’t know whether to put it on the counter top stand or have it as a coffee table book…maybe I’ll just have to buy another so that I can do both!

Congratulations :)

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Reynaul June 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

Congrats! I just got mine this morning and I have already started tagging recipes to make! Good job!

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Mary June 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

Oh Alice!

I am so happy for you!!! I pre-ordered your cookbook from my book club. I hope it arrives soon! :-)

I don’t often comment but I so enjoy reading your blog. You are so sweet.

Love,
Mary

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Alice Currah June 12, 2012 at 2:55 am

Thank you so much everyone!

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India Dekho June 12, 2012 at 4:56 am

Congratulations Alice! You were awesome. Truly. And oh my… Thanks so much for the shout out! thanks for the tip!

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Leanne June 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

On the wait-list at my local library for it. Looking forward to it.

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Stella June 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Just received my copy from Amazon today. Sooo excited!! Congratulations! It’s beautiful. :)

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Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings June 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

Congratulations, Alice! I am going to look for it here in Toronto. If I don’t find it in bookstores here (I like to shop for stuff physically), then I’ll order online! Cheers and hats off to you! Time to break out the champagne!

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katiekl June 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Just found you via Amazon — although in the blurb review of your cookbook, your website is listed incorrectly! (listed as sweetsavorylife.com) Maybe you could request an edit/correction??

Now I can start my visit here. Fun!

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

congratulations! how exciting! sounds like a great book!

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recipe July 1, 2012 at 4:26 am

Congratulations! I’m sorry I missed seeing you at 3rd Place Books – I’ll be at one of your other signings, though. I’m excited to start cooking

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Jeff @ Cheeseburger July 6, 2012 at 7:45 am

Congratulations Alice! I can’t wait to get my hand on your book.

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lynn @ the actor's diet July 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm

So exciting! Congrats!

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