Thursday, February 19, 2015

UPDATE SAVE THE DATE! The Deep South Dish Cookbook is Almost Here!


I am so excited to share with y'all that my cookbook, Deep South Dish Homestyle Southern Recipes, is just about here! Isn't the cover pretty? For those of you wondering "where's the beef?" it's representative of one of our favorite Southern dishes - the vegetable plate - and is actually one of my personal photos and all of my personal recipes! The publisher thought that it was a perfect cover for a spring launch and so do I. Don't worry though - there's plenty of meat protein dishes inside and a few of them are even featured on the back cover too! (Fried chicken anyone?)

Never in a million years when I lost my job - and frankly my entire career - to a hurricane named Katrina, did I have any idea that I would find myself where I am today ... and now a published cookbook author too. No matter how down and out things seems folks, never give up. He might just have bigger plans for you too.

I am happy to announce that I will be on QVC's "In the Kitchen with David" segment on Sunday, April 19, 2015 for an exclusive launch opportunity ... so be sure to save the date to be the first in on getting a copy! Note that this is a change in date from that previously announced.

I'm about as nervous as nervous gets about being on live TV, but I love QVC (well my whole family does), so I'm very familiar with the network and I know I'll feel right at home. I'm just gonna pretend I'm talking to y'all as if you were in my kitchen, well just as I always have done here on Deep South Dish, and bootstrap my way through it. If you're a Southerner, you know exactly what that means!

My heart is so full y'all and I am thrilled with the cookbook. As a blogger you can't help but tear up when you see your hard work in a printed book. Quail Ridge Press, a Mississippi company, and one that ironically published one of the very first cookbooks I ever reviewed as a blogger, made a cookbook that is a true reflection of my blog and I thank you all for your part in making this happen. You are indeed the entire reason it did and I truly hope that it is everything you hoped it would be.

Save the date..
Sunday, April 19 on "In the Kitchen with David!"

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76 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Mary! The cover is just perfect! It is SO YOU! I am so incredibly proud and happy for you! Can't WAIT! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Brandi!! That really means a lot because I really wanted this cookbook to be an authentic reflection of me and my blog, you know? As you see, I'm so excited I can't sleep lol!! :) Guess I better work my way toward the bed...

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  2. Congratulations, Mary! So nice to see all your hard work pay off and you representing our beloved southern recipes so well. I can't wait to get a copy!

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    1. Thank you Lana - that means a lot coming from you!!

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  3. I love your blog and can't wait to own your book. I love the cover too. Mmmm veggie plate...is 7:30 too early in the morning to want this? Congrats!! :)

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  4. I love your blog and can't wait to own your book. I love the cover too. Mmmm veggie plate...is 7:30 too early in the morning to want this? Congrats!! :)

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  5. I will buy one for sure. Your web site is my go to for southern. Love it....Congratulations....

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  6. I just started reading your blog. I love your recipes. I have tried a few of them. Congratulations on your continued success.

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  7. congratulations you will do just fine...

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  8. Congratulations on the book! I never miss accessing any link to one of your recipes I see on Facebook. I've tried several and all have been delicious. Best of luck with book sales and keep those wonderful recipes coming!

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  9. congratulations!! I grew up down south and I use to love tea cakes when I saw your recipe i'm going to try it myself as well as the fried okra. cant wait.. good luck with your book selling you will do just fine

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  10. Congratulations!! I live "next door" to you in Alabama. Can't wait to get your cookbook; I've made some of your recipes already! Best of luck to you and God bless!

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    1. Thank you neighbor & I will take those blessings!

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  11. Love reading your blog and using your recipes. Can't wait to buy the cookbook! Kathy in TN

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  12. I'm so proud of you Mary! No one deserves it more than you. You're recipes are wonderful & I can't wait to buy your cookbook. I've watched QVC for years & especially "In the Kitchen with David" every Wednesday & Sunday. The "vegetable plate" on the cover of your cookbook is the kind of food I grew up with--and still eat. I'm thrilled for you & will be watching you on QVC. Good luck & God Bless!

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    1. I'm a bit of a QVC nut Tricia - but being on the other side of the camera is going to be interesting. Pray for me please!

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  13. Oh, I'm so happy for you and can't wait to get your cookbook!
    I love all of your recipes!
    Blessings,
    Dorothy

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  14. Oh Mary! That's FANTABULOUS!!! I've been following you on Facebook for almost four years now. I can't wait to get your cookbook! I love your recipes! And QVC!!! Gurrrl, let me tell you, I have a QVC house! I'll certainly be looking forward to seeing you on ITKWD! :D

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    1. I have a QVC kitchen for sure Arletta! My entire family are QVC fans, pray that I do well!

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  15. I want an autographed copy!!!!! Will you be at Mistletoe Marketplace in November?

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  16. I will buy one too. Congratulation.

    Henrietta

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    1. Thank you Henrietta - I hope that you love it!

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  17. I live in Gpt and lost my home during katrina but God opens new doors so all is well. Looking forward to a book from someone who understands southern food. So many southern cookbooks are faux, but you are the real thang. : ) I know you will sell out on QVC. May you be blessed.

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  18. Can't wait for the cookbook. I love your site and all your fabulous recipes. Congratulations!!!!

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  19. I am so excited for you and about getting this book!! I'm always up for a new southern cookbook, you know. Now, don't take offense at this (Stephie seemed to think you might, since I think you are younger than I am), but you are my go-to for my southern dishes, since I don't have my Ma-Ma to ask/go-to anymore. Yeah, I know...I should know all of this, but some of our recipes didn't get written down, and they aren't in my memory bank. So, I know that I can find one pretty darn similar to what I'm used to from you. You can bet I'll be buying one, and promoting it on Stephie's blog, too. (But dang it...right at church time for us. I'm going to DVR it, but I have a feeling I'll have to get mine from Amazon). Congratulations!!!

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  20. So excited for you Mary! I look forward to your cookbook!

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    1. Thanks Joanne - I'm excited too, but scared to death at the same time lol!!

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  21. God always has a plan and he has a big one for you!! Your loss during Katrina must have been devastating!! God had to be the way you and so many other got through!

    I can not express how happy I am for you!! This is so exciting!! You have the best recipes and I, like so many others, come here when I need a good ole' southern recipe!! How,with soooo many DELICIOUS recipes could you decide which ones to put in your book? I could eat that beautiful cover right off your book!! A meal I would absolutely enjoy!! So Southern...So You!!

    I am also a HUGE QVC FAN and ITKWD is my favorite!! I hope I will be home and see you on there...I'll feel like I have a friend on there! It will be here before you know it and I have no doubt that you will do WONDERFULLY!!

    I can't wait to get your cookbook!! Wishing you much success with this adventure!! God Bless You!!

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    1. I was just about to tell you, Mary, congratulations on your book, LOVE the vegetarian cover, (we eat a lot of vegetarian meals) and love your story. Then I noticed this commenter, Kim Honeycutt. How many people could have the name of my cousin who lived across the street when I was 5 and cut off my sister's bangs when they were playing hair salon? LOL

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    2. Kim, you are one of the biggest supporters for Deep South Dish. I really appreciate your support and all of the kind comments you leave. Thanks for being a dear, dear friend and keep me in your prayers when I am scheduled to be on ITKWD. I'm a fan of his show & watch every Wed. & Sun. and I want to be natural and do well so that everybody knows how much I love this cookbook!

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    3. Oh, thanks Mary! My prayers for you for safe travel, fun and success! You will do great!

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    4. Thank you - I will take those prayers!!!

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  22. Congrats on your book...I pinned it on Pinterest and shared on Facebook... may you sell out...<3

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  23. Congratulations on the cookbook Mary. I can only imagine the enormity of the task of putting one together.

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  24. Oh Mary I am so so happy for you! I have followed your blog since way back when not many people knew what a blog was (imagine that, lol) I also have been a fan of QVC for about 20 yrs and ITKWD is my favorite along with Diamonique. You will be great. David seems to make everyone so comfortable and welcome! Once y'all start talking about your recipes and your stories your heart will just take over because you're genuine and this is your baby! As soon as I saw this I added it to my calendar on my phone so I wont forget, lol. Anywhoo I am so excited for you and I just know you'll not only do well but I predict a sell out! Sending you Hugs and Kisses and Southern Heart Wishes <3 Lynn

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    1. Hey Lynn & thank you so much! I'm a bit of a QVC nut & I love David too, so I'm really relying on him to keep me from fainting LOL! Mercy!!

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  25. OMG!!! Why haven't I come across you before?! I am so excited about your book i am ready to cook EVERYTHING,,,,,CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

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    1. I'm sure glad you found your way here now Camille!

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  26. Congratulations Mary! Your cookbook looks beautiful! I can't wait to get my copy! Nettie

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  27. Congrats Mary!! I've been a fan of your blog for years now!! I'm a Georgia native, but am living in Oklahoma now! I can't wait to get my copy of your cookbook!!

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    1. Thank you Laila! I just saw the final copy this weekend and I am so excited about it. I sure hope y'all love it as much as I do!!

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  28. Congratulations. That's awesome. I am hooked on your blog and I can't wait to get my hands one the cookbook. It's going to be great. Can't wait to see you on QVC. I am going to get a cookbook for both of my daughters. I know they are going to love it.

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    1. Thank you so much Diane - I really appreciate the support!!

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  29. I will be first in line to buy one! Every recipe I have tried of yours has absolutely been delicious! You cook regular food, with regular ingredients. Nothing fancy, just delicious and filling!

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    1. Thank you so much Christi!! I really do hope that y'all enjoy the book - I love it and can still hardly believe it's been birthed finally!!

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  30. Well bless your heart darling, I'm here doing the boogie dance for ya. Wait til I tell mama she is gonna be tickled pink. Good for you Mary congratulations. ♥♥♥

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  31. Congratulations Mary on your new cookbook. I would have bought it today if it was available on Amazon. Will it only be available on QVC? I don't watch QVC so I hope it will be on Amazon.

    I am from Indianapolis, IN, but my family are from Kentucky so your recipes are the like the ones I grew up with and learned to cook. I can't wait to get a copy of your cookbook. Many blessings sent to you.

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    1. Thank you so much. I sure hope everybody loves it!!

      QVC just gets it for early release, but it will be widely available all over including Amazon a little bit later sometime in May I believe.

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  32. How exciting for you, I can't wait to see the new cookbook, I'll be stopping by QVC for sure. Your brownies are my families "go to" recipe as are many of your other recipes now, everything is delicious. Sending you all the best for a very successful future.

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  33. I am looking forward to adding Deep South Dish Homestyle Southern Recipes Cookbook to my cookbook collection and using it often. The cover of your cookbook is beautiful. I know you put many long hours into this and hated to see you bumped from the show a few months ago. The show will be during the time I will be at church and even if I tape it, I'm sure the books will be sold out. Amazon is my "friend". You will do great introducing your cookbook!

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon & pray that we sell those cookbooks QVC ordered!

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  34. Mary I am SO excited and can't wait to get your cookbook! You honestly have the best Southern recipes and I make them often. I think I spend more time on your website than all the others combined. Congratulations and don't worry about selling... this book will sell!

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  35. Dana Lewis, Clarksdale, MSApril 12, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    So glad I found your site. I have been on it all weekend! Quit worrying, you are going to do just fine with your cookbook. I watch QVC all the time and will be looking for you and your book.

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    1. Thank you Dana & welcome to the Deep South Dish family!!

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  36. I missed you on QVC and your cookbook is out of stock on Amazon. Any ideas when it may come available again? I would love to grab a copy! Thanks for awesome recipes!!

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    1. You're welcome! Yes, Amazon sold out over the weekend, but they placed an order early this morning and new books are on the way to them as we speak. If you order soon you should get one!

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  37. Wow from all the way in Australia. There's nothing like this over here. Can't wait to somehow get my hands on this book!

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    1. Hello there and welcome!! Thank you so much. Unfortunately, I don't know the process of buying books overseas, but if you have a store that you order books from online, you should be able to get my cookbook. The title is Best of the Best Presents "Deep South Dish Homestyle Southern Recipes" by Mary Foreman, ISBN-10: 1938879139, ISBN-13: 978-1938879135 Hope that helps!

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