The cookbook — Le livre de cuisine

cookbook tartine gourmande

In my kitchen

It’s signed, so now it’s official!” I told P. when he walked into the house. My eyes sparkled with excitement at the thought of sharing the news with him. “I can talk about it more now,” I added.

The thought that everything comes in its own timing has taken a strong meaning for me over this past year 2008. With our beautiful bébé Lulu — and now with the cookbook.

Over the months, you’ve been many coming here and sending emails to ask about a book, haven’t you? So sweet of you! Merci! I wanted to tell you then, but could not. Know though that it’s been in the cooking for a while. These things seem to take time and I simply wanted to wait until everything was official and signed.

I am a lucky girl, I know. It’s wonderful to be given the opportunity to collect my thoughts, recipes and photographs in a cookbook. And to have the trust that I can do it all. My book agent is just one of the loveliest persons, and my editor the sweetest too — and I look forward to working closely with her even more.

It will be your second baby,” I remember her joking with me months ago when I told her that I was pregnant.

Do you really think so?” I answered with a smile. I had heard people say that before indeed.

It is a funny coincidence in my life that I am doing two big things like this at the same time. Secretly, I hope that I will be able to manage! Both are new to me and amazingly fulfilling.

So here you are my dear readers. For the coming months, this is what I will be busy with: writing, testing, cooking, styling, photographing. Nothing different from what I typically do, but with a wonderful purpose. And I look forward to sharing the making of it with you all as I am plodding along.

The cookbook will take some time before it’s completed, of course. And then it will take some time before it is published too. It will include recipes, stories and pictures, just like the ones you are used to seeing in this space — and more. It will be filled with my style of cooking, and all the things I love.

Frankly, this is an amazing way to start 2009.

With Lulu.

And the cookbook.

Many thanks to my publisher and agent for the trust they put in me. I am honored to take the challenge.

And now I better get back into my kitchen, non? Today, Lulu and I will be baking a cake and making a vegetable gratin.

Note: if anyone is interested in testing recipes, just drop me an email.

Update: Thank you SO much for the emails and comments in regards to the book and the recipe testing. Sorry if it takes me some time to respond to you all, but I will. More on this soon, promise.

Posted in French Inspired, Life and Us


  1. Congratulations! I’d love to test out recipes any time you like! I’m sure it will be wonderful and colourful.

  2. Félicitations Bea!!!! This is truly indeed a blessing and so exciting. I love your passion, joy for life and that you are enjoying your talent and gifts so much. Can’t wait, I need more French cooking in my life… now that I don’t have to work in the corporate world anymore, I will have the time!!! 🙂

  3. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Finally! I could not wait for the announcement!!
    I am so happy all of this is happening to you. It was just a matter of time seriously because well doh…..hello….Oh I can’t wait to have your book in my hands!

  4. Félicitations Béa !
    Ta fille est superbe et le livre le sera aussi.
    J’espère que je serai encore aux USA quand il sortira.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is well deserved, your food and photography is inspirational! I would love to test recipies… drop me a line!

  6. With wonderful recipes and beautiful photos like yours, your cookbook is destined for success.

  7. What an amazing opportunity! I will be one of the first to buy it when it comes out. Good luck on this journey.

  8. Bea,
    Congratulations! I would love to do some recipe testing for you! I’ve been making your chocolate cake with quinoa and amaranth. It is too good! It’s dense and moist like a brownie, and the grittiness from the amaranth is somewhat addictive. Thanks for opening up my world to the use of alternative flours!

  9. Je suis ravie d’en savoir un peu plus sur ton livre. C’est vrai que c’est un peu comme un deuxième bébé 😉 J’espère que nous pourrons nous le procurer en France aussi.

  10. Congratulations and well-deserved!

    I’ve been a “lurker” here for quite some time, but would love to test recipes!

  11. OMG,it’s one of the best way to start my day with the good news! I can’t wait for your book to be published! Count me in in your list for testing recipes PLEASE! 🙂

  12. Bonjour Béa,
    J’ai découvert ton site il y a déjà quelques mois et je suis devenue accro. j’adore ta cuisine saine et inventive et tes photos sont magnifiques.
    J’adorais tester tes recettes, même en anglais pas de soucis.
    Bon courage pour les mois à venir car tu vas être très occupée.

  13. This is great news! I have been waiting for sooooo long for a cook book that actually features good photography of the food, i somehow need to see the endresult, so that i can start to cook it. I hope there will be a way to get it overseas to 🙂

    Good luck, and can’t wait to see the recepies you will put together.

  14. Congratulations! I am in love with your blog, it is pure deliciousness! I’m a vegetarian and your non-meaty dishes are absolutely to die for, especially the fennel tomato tartlet (and I don’t even usually like tomatoes!) and the butternut squash/sage ravioli, much more delicious things that I’ve found on most purely vegetarian blogs. I’m eagerly anticipating your cookbook!

  15. Félicitations!!! J’espère en effet qu’on pourra le trouver en France! Je veux bien moi aussi tester tes recettes, très volontiers!
    A bientôt

  16. Congratulations! What an exciting start to your year. I’m certain you’ll have many volunteers to test recipes but please add me to the list. 🙂

  17. Félicitations! I have been lurking for some months after my sweetie came across your blog when browsing for French-language foodie blogs (we live in Montreal) and he knew I’d love the juicy food photography. I would love to help test out some recipes if you need another kitchen gretchen at your disposal. I love the polka-dotted dishes I see in a couple of those mouth-watering pictures … where did they come from?

  18. Bea, i really dont take the time to tell you how wonderful your blog is. How beautifully and generously you write. What grace! Thank you! The very most sincere congratulations on your new baby girl, (hello Lulu!)and the best of luck for a very well anticipated book!

    sarah x

  19. O, happy day! Hearty congrats! Just think, Lulu will be able to brag about her famous mother!

  20. i am a big fun of yours
    i cant wait for the book
    would like to help you in any way i can
    i there is something i can do, you have my e mail

  21. Comme beaucoup, j’ai hâte 🙂
    Le week end dernier j’étais manger à Benestroff, je pense toujours à toi quand je passe dans ce coin de lorraine…

  22. I can’t even tell you how excited I am about the new book! Congratulations! Your recepies and photos are amazing! Now all I need is to find out where you got those fabulous purple spoons!

  23. Congrats on the cookbook! I would be glad to test recipes.

  24. Nice to hear that, Béa!!! Of course I envy those who are going to taste your recipes. Only one suggestion for your book: please, keep the conversion of mesures, weight and temperature. It’s very helpfull.
    Hugs to L.

  25. That’s very good news! Congratulations! I’m definite that it will be a beautiful & inspiring cookbook just like your blog. I’d gladly help you test recipes. Cheers!

  26. Bea, congratulations on your fantastic new project!! I can’t wait for the book to come out. Would be delighted to test the recipes so please do include me!

  27. Congratulations Bea! I look forward to your cookbook and would be honored to test your recipes! What great news indeed. Many blessings in 2009!

  28. how wonderful – the book we’ve all been waiting for! i am sure it’ll be a stunner on the coffee table and very reliable too! if you need testers, you know where to come! congratulations!

  29. how wonderful! i hope you will let your flickr contacts know when your book is published. i will DEFINITELY have to get one……….

    congratulations on both book and Lulu 😉

  30. Congratulations & Felicitations! I am in Boston so I am looking forward to being at the launch of the book tour!

  31. Oh WONDERFUL!!!!! I love your blog and I will LOVE your book! And do you know what? I just wrote a book – and got a copy from my publisher two days ago – and I know exactly what you mean about feeling lucky to have such fanastic opportunities. But the thing is that YOU made this luck for yourself, and you worked hard and you deserve this. So congratulations. Your book will be BEAUTIFUL!!

  32. I am a vegan and I have tried a lot of your recipes, converting ingredients to vegan-friendly as appropriate.
    The results have been amazing!
    Can’t wait to purchase your cookbook!
    I would love to test some recipes..

  33. Congrats! I’m really looking forward to your book! 🙂 And I’d love to test recipes, too. I made your upside-down apple cake today and it turned out wonderful. Thank you for sharing the recipe! All the best from Stockholm! B.

  34. Ah, toutes mes félicitations !
    Je suis une habituée de ton blog et j’espérais depuis longtemps qu’un livre de cuisine allait voir le jour.
    Si çà t’intéresse, j’ai trouvé un moyen pour occuper les siestes de mon petit garçon de presque 9 mois : çà serait avec énormément plaisir que je testerais tes recettes !

  35. Congrats, Béa! I am very excited to see the book, your photos are amazing! I agree with a previous comment about the conversions. I live in Toronto, and normal people here use imperial, but I prefer metric, as my Hungarian grandma did! You’ve had plenty offers for recipe testers, but if you need one more, count me in! 🙂

  36. I stumbled onto this blog a few months ago, and since then I’ve been a devoted fan. So far, I’ve tried five recipes, favorites being the lemon poppyseed yogurt tart (everyone flipped out for this one – BIG HIT!) and the turnip and sweet potato galletes. Everything is so lovely. I’d love to be a recipe tester.

  37. Hello, I found your blog through Kim Vallee’s blog; she included a post on LinkedIn, of which I’m a member, and she mentioned your blog. I love your pictures, you have a great eye for color. The recipes look great too.

    Congrats on your cookbook!

    Eileen 🙂

  38. Congratulations! I have been a fan of your cooking and beautiful presentations.
    Incidentally,I just finished reading Julia Child’s “My Life in France” and now I know why she was so popular. One of these days, I’d have to follow my dreams to experience life in France.

  39. I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now and love it so very much. Congrats on your sweet baby – I have two boys of my own and cannot believe how much joy they have brought me. I would love to be a recipe tester.

  40. I adore your recipes and your photos and congratulations- first bebe and now une livre de cuisine!!!

    I would love to test your recipes. I’ve been planning on making some of them soon!!!

  41. Congratulations Bea! I can’t wait! You can definitely count me in as a recipe tester.

  42. Félicitations Béa, de toute évidence ce livre sera un petit bijou comme ton blog. Tu nous diras en temps venu sa date de sortie 😉 Par contre sera-t-il traduit en français ?

  43. Ce sera sans nul doute un très beau livre de cuisine si il combine vos délicieuses recettes et vos magnifiques photos…

  44. Congratulations!! Your style and recipe are perfect for a cookbook! I hope you include a selection of your gluten-free recipes as well. How exciting!

  45. i’ll definitely grab one copy! reserve one for me!
    yay! congratulations! and yes the cookbook will be your 2nd baby

  46. Congratulations! You deserve everything and more this year has brought you. I couldn’t think of a more delightful way of spending an afternoon than tasting your recipes, so let me know if I can be of help. All the best…

  47. Congratulations! I would LOVE to try your recipes. Everything looks so delicious!

  48. Congratulations on both the birth of Lulu & the cookbook! The photos look stunning. I hope I can get the book in Singapore

  49. talking about some girls having all the luck!… Congratulations… i’m looking forward to the cook book.

  50. Congratulations!! Great news 🙂 I’m so glad that it finally made it to a cookbook! Your photos look awesome, and Lulu’s the perfect gift! Best luck for everything 🙂

  51. i’m so glad to here that!!!
    can’t wait to see your new cookbook 🙂

    and about testing recipe, i really want it ^^

  52. Congratulations Bea!
    It is very a pity to me, but I do not write in English:(
    Поздравляю!!!! Вы – прекрасная!

  53. Bravo pour tes bébés! Tous les deux seront de vraies oeuvres d’art, je n’en doute pas 🙂
    Si tu as encore besoin de testeurs, c’est avec plaisir que je m’y mettrai… fais-moi signe le cas échéant!

  54. félicitations!
    combien de temps devrons nous attendre? je suis si impatiente. Tu peux déjà me reserver un exemplaire.

  55. Super! J’attendais cette nouvelle depuis longtemps! D’abord cette magnifique petite fille, et ensuite ce livre rempli de ton style d’écriture, tes recettes, et ton univers… Ça va être dur de patienter!!

  56. Congratulations! It looks like you’re going to have a wonderful year! Busy too, but mostly wonderful and fullfilling…
    One of my collegue told me yesterday that she looked at some cook books as she would look at art books, and i’m already sure yours will fall into that category! I can’t wait to see it

  57. Hey, congratulations!!! That’s great news 🙂
    And if you need a tester, I’d be glad to help!

  58. Congratulations! I Can’t wait to see it and buy, of course. I really love your way of cooking, writing and presenting all your recipes. It’s always the middle of spring here, which I really appreciate, especially in winter. All the best to you and your family.

  59. awesome!! so is this where ill find all the recipes that i have been waiting for. the ones you say will be comign soon 🙂
    i would love to test recipes. yours are always delicious.

  60. Coucou!
    Je regarde régulièrement les nouveautés mais je ne poste pas. J’aime tout ce que vous faites et je suis ravie qu’un livre soit en route. J’espère qu’il sera publié en France également! 😉
    Bonne continuation et merci de partager avec nous recettes, voyages, tranches de vie. Mes félicitations pour la naissance, et beaucoup de bonheur pour votre famille: autant que possible en tout cas! 🙂

  61. Félicitations, j’attends sa sortie avec impatience. Par contre, n’étant pas très douée en anglais j’espère qu’il sera traduit?! A bientôt!

  62. Fantastic! Like everyone else, I can’t wait. Your blog is in its own class. I don’t read ANY others. I have lots of cookbooks, but as long as you publish, I will buy any of your books.

  63. Congrat’ Bea !
    As soon as your book is edited, please get back to me, I’ll advertise on Lifestyle Vacations which targets so many food enthusiasts. LSV organizes culinary tours in France for Americans, Canadians, British and Australians. I partner with Lauren Birmingham who specializes on the Italy destination. A bientot and talk to you in a near future.
    All best wishes for a wonderful 2009 new year. Corinne

  64. Congratulations!!! Really, I am not surprised though…it was only a matter of time before some smart (and lucky!!!) publisher swiped you up! I cannot wait to see how it all unfolds (and of course to buy the book!)!

  65. Congratulations! OH, I really look forward tto the book! Hurry! And enjoy life with Lulu. Hege

  66. C’est une nouvelle extra !
    Moi qui vient de découvrir votre blog….j’en suis émue !
    D’ailleurs, bravo pour tous ces artilces, ses photos, cette inventivité, ces mots et cette amour qui se dégage de partout !
    Biz !

  67. Béa, félicitations!

    I’ll happily test recipes. Will the book be a mix of sweet and savoury, or mainly sweet? The photos you included here are a mix, so I will assume that.

  68. Congratulations! That is marvellous news, I can’t wait to add your book to my collection (I am a cookbook addict!). I discovered your website last autumn and your recipes have cheered me through a dark and cold Welsh winter – your beetroot ravioli is a firm favourite! I would love to test recipes for you, sign me up! Meli

  69. Congratulations and how exciting!

    I’ve been reading your blog for a few years, loving your photograpjy, recipes, and writing. I am sure your book will become a favorite in my librsry.

  70. Congrtas, Béa,
    Je suis très heureuse pour toi! I read your blog depuis quelques mois from Barcelona, Spain, and really love it. Hope you can tell us soon when we could order the cookbook. Also, mes meilleurs voeux pour le bébé. Lulu is a real charming and beautiful baby.

  71. Aaaah, ben il était temps disdonc!!! ;-))) I’m very happy for you Bea, it seems like a 2009 full of fulfillments, and even only reading about it, well, it gives me such an energy! Anyway, can’t wait to see the book! buon lavoro!! 🙂

  72. Congratulations Bea!
    can’t wait to buy your book….Goodluck, you well deserve one!

  73. Congratulations! Enjoy the creative process! I KNOW your book will be wonderful and can\t wait o get my hands on a copy! 🙂

  74. Congratulations! Thank you for your never ending inspiration! Looking forward to the book and sharing it with all my foodie friends. Yes, I would love to recipe test and provide feedback. Savor every joyful moment with Lulu…this special time passes so quickly!

  75. Congratulations! How wonderul! And much better to begin a book now that Lulu has arrived. I once wrote a book that was supposed to be finished before I gave birth and of course, the baby came first! So I sat up at night with a baby on my lap, nursing, while I typed away. Make sure to rest occasionally!

    Oh, and I would love to be a tester! I’ve already been inspired to use one of your recipes to make an upside down apple cake on my site using almond flour.

    Best wishes,
    Erica of

  76. Félicitations! I will be waiting with bated breath; I can’t wait to buy your book. It will be delicious to the taste buds and the eyes! Happy 2009.

  77. Toutes mes félicitations pour cette belle nouvelle! Un livre de recettes, c’est sûrement l’accomplissement après avoir créé et nourri un si joli blogue. Bravo encore, j’attends avec impatience la naissance de cette deuxième naissance!

  78. This is so exciting. You have a very special gift. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I look forward to having one of your new books for myself, and several for friends as well. Blessings to you and your loved ones!

  79. What a great way to announce this. I love the way you showed all the photos together. You have worked hard for this to happen, and I look forward to seeing it take shape.

  80. Congratulations! Though i am sure all of your recipes will yield amazing results, I would love to help you by testing them!

  81. Bea, I will be the first to buy your book. You are an inspiration. All the best. With love and devotion you can accomplish anything. BRAVO et courage.

  82. Congratulations Béa… I hope your book will be available both in English and in French. I am ready to try your recipes as a tester… with the French touch of course! From Paris, all best for you and your familly . Véronique

  83. I cannot wait for the book to come out! 🙂 I have tried many of your recipes and love them all, but the thing I love the most is how inspiring your recipes are: even if I don’t have all of the ingredients or don’t like a certain ingredient I always substitute. You bring out the creativeness in us all 🙂

  84. Congratulations, you deserve to be published ,i love your photography and your sensibility. The food always looks bright ,colorful and delicious with great composition.
    I look forward to seeing the final product. regards neil

  85. Congratulazioni Bea for your cookbook! And great photos! I would be honored to test recipes, and I would reserve a signed copy of your book

  86. Congratulations!!!! Can´t wait to buy your book. Make sure it will be published here in Brazil.

  87. Congratulations on your cookbook! I love your blog and enjoy trying your recipes. I would be honored to test some of your recipes for your upcoming book.

  88. I would love to help test recipes – I live in Marin County, California and have year round access to wonderful farmers market produce. Congratulations on both babies! LE

  89. My bookshelf is already full of cookbooks but this is one I definitivly want to own (and I hope it will be available here). I have been following your blog for a while and tried some recipes (especially liked the tartes and desserts) so I would be honoured to do some testing for you 🙂

  90. oh that is so fantastic! i’ve been a reader for many months now and your love for food, photography, and styling has inspired me tremendously. the day your book comes i will surely get it! i wish you the best of luck and happy times in completing the book. =)

    i remember thinking a while ago that there would definitely be a book someday brimming full of your recipes and photography and love on the shelves of bookstores. i look forward to it!

  91. Well, I knew there had to be a cookbook. How could there not? At least I hoped. : D

    I’m so excited! Congratulations Bea!

  92. You have the most beautiful blog on the Internet, and you are clearly a beautiful and deserving person. I am so happy for you!

  93. Congratulations, Bea!! I have been following your blog for over a year now, and have loved every beautiful photo and story that you have put up here – congratulations! This is very well deserved. I wasn’t in the least bit surprised when I saw your post – as a comment above me said, how could there not be a cookbook?

    I can’t wait to hear all about the writing process, and I’m looking forward to more beautiful photos and recipes.

  94. Hi Bea, congratulations! I can’t wait until your cookbook comes out! Please let me test out your recipes! I would love to give it a try. I’m a regular girl getting a masters in urban design and I’d be a good example of the general population who’d like to cook really great stuff but aren’t as talented in cooking as you are. I can give you good feedback on how difficult the recipes are to understand for the average girl who normally cooks simple dinners and let you know if there are certain terms or ingredients that need a short explanation. Please consider me! =)

  95. Bea, I’ve been avidly checking your blog weekly for almost a year. It is by far my favorite. I have gluten and dairy allergies, but I am a passionate cook nonetheless. I’ve tried many of your recipes and they always work…beautifully! That is so rare with food allergies!! Thank you so much for sharing your food, thoughts and the gift of your artistic eye. Congrats on your precious Lulu, too. I’ve been patiently waiting for you to announce a cookbook. I just knew it was on the horizon. Please let me know if I can test recipes for you. I would be honored. Especially anything gluten-free!

  96. I’d buy your book for the styling and photography alone! Having written more than 20 cookbooks on various types of Asian cuisine over the years, I can understand how proud and delighted you feel at the prospect of your “second baby”. Félicitations!

  97. I would lov eto test your recipes but I no longer live in the States. I live in Lyon now. Is that a problem?

  98. Oh, how exciting!!! I hope I will be able to order your book here in Greece when the time comes!…It will be a real treasure, congratulations!

  99. Congratulations! I’m a fan of you and I also bake and cook from your recipes! They are really fantastic! I love your food, dessert and photo!

  100. Dear Bea,
    Congratulations on your forthcoming cook book – I would love to test recipes!

    Que de merveilleux évènements en ce début d’année 2009 : bébé Lulu et prochainement ton livre! J’espère que ton ouvrage traversera mers et océans pour arriver jusqu’en France dans les librairies, sinon je le trouverai certainement sur Amazon 🙂

    P.S. : si tu as encore besoin d’une testeuse, je serai ravie de t’aider.

    Bon week-end.

  102. Wow, these are absolutely stunning photos. I cannot wait to see the finished cookbook. I can only imagine how fantastic it is going to be!

  103. Et bien dis donc, que de commentaires !!! je suis ravie pour toi je suis sûre que ça va être une merveille avec tes talents réunis !! quelle belle année que 2008 avec ces 2 naissances !!

  104. Congratulations..Maman est une vedette!
    I hope you can have a dedication in the book:) To Lulu..What a keepskae that would be.

  105. Congratulations chère Béa! Bravo pour toi!!! Wow a woman you are! Hehehe! Je suis très ravi pour tout les deux “presque gimeaux”! I wish you all the very best for your debut, it was high time for The Great Béa Peltre’s Book Recipe!!! I’d love to be one of your “guinea pigs” but I’m afraid that living at the other side of the ocean makes it a little bit impossible…I do hope you can include some reference of Spain somehow! ;-P
    Well, as I said,très, très bonne chance chez le “making off” et les ventes et j’éspère trouver ton livre par ici (ou je peux toujours le demander sur l’internet!) xxNat;-)

  106. What a great news!!! I’m so glad you get to make your own book. It will doubtlessly be a lot of fun, and a great experience. And I’m sure Lulu will help you a lot in the kitchen 🙂
    We’d all love to test your recipes of course (I think I should buy a flight to Boston…).
    Encore Félicitations !

  107. Congratulations! You are truly blessed. First with Lulu and now with this major accomplishment. You will do just fine, you are very talented.

  108. Bravo Béa! Je ne t’ai jamais laissé de commentaires encore mais cela fait bientôt 2 ans que je suis ton parcours régulièrement. Tu as accompagné mes bons moments en famille, en amoureux et entre amis, depuis mes études jusqu’au début de ma vie de jeune professionnelle surbookée à Paris; au fil de ces évolutions, ton style correspond toujours parfaitement à mes goûts et envies. Merci pour cette inspiration, j’espère que toi et ton futur livre m’accompagnerez longtemps encore!

  109. hello there Bea!
    Wow.. What can i say.. Congratulations! Its gonna be one of the most -2009-must have cookbook! I hope there will have enough desserts recipe for sweet tooths ppl .. Just like me 😉
    Cant wait to amaze!

  110. yes. U are so lucky.. 🙂 first, ur baby girl Lulu .. The cute baby girl .. And then the cookbook projects. I will be waiting here in Jakarta coz im definetely sure ur cookbook will taste a lot of love and share happiness.. ì must have it!

  111. Bravo et félicitations !

    Mon Dieu, le nombre de commentaires que tu reçois devient terrifiant !

    Les photos sont elles déjà celles du livre ?

  112. I would love to test your vegetarian recipes! My dad is a chef. What fun we would have testing recipes together! Thank you for your beautiful blog. You are such an inspiration.

  113. Yay! I can’t wait to add your book to my collection! My dream is to write my own cookbook someday….All the best in this project!

  114. Congratulations, Bea! Your cup truly runneth over – and you deserve it. I can’t wait for your beautiful book to grace my cupboard shelf!

  115. Congratulations Bea on your book! I am so looking forward to seeing it published…you are truly blessed.

  116. Brilliant! I am so pleased and cannot wait for the book! You so deserve this.

    Very happy to test recipes – cakes especially

  117. Have been following and referring your blog for years – exquisite! And now a cookbook! I can’t wait to have it in my home and give it as gifts. Congratulations.

  118. Hi, Congratulations on your own book ^^
    I’ve visited your website for a big while but never have a chance to leave comment, shame on me.

    I really want to thank you very much to you, as I have try your great recipes for my family, and those wonderful recipes of yours are all very well in everytime.

    Now, I pray for myself that I can own the best cookbook…
    because I’m not live in USA…

    Thanks so much again ^^

  119. Quelle excellente nouvelle! j’attends le livre impatiemment 🙂
    Juste une question : ce sera seulement en anglais? ou peut-être aussi en français, comme sur le blog? ce serait chouette et original si c’était bilingue (et pratique pour moi.. ‘lol’ )


  120. en voilà une belle consécration, en tant que femme: Lulu et en tant que cuisinière: un livre de cuisine !
    Vous êtes une femme talentueuse, vous donnez envie aux gens de faire de la cuisine, de s’investir, de tester des recettes, de prendre des risques.
    Si votre livre de cuisine est aussi beau et aussi réussi que votre blog, il n’aura aucun mal à se vendre, comme des petits pains comme on dit !

  121. Congratulations! That’s wonderful news, you will create a wonderful cookbook no doubt. I would love to test any and all recipes! Send them my way and I would be happy to test! Best of luck!

  122. bonjour Béa,
    Bravo pour ton blog et tes merveilleuses recettes et photos.
    j ai hate de lire ton livre de cuisine. j aimerais avoir dans mon bureau des posters de tes photos. serait il possible de les acheter ?
    et encore félicitations.

  123. I’m a huge fan, readying your site daily. I love not only the recipes but your photographs , esoecially of the Boston area. Having grown up outside of Boston, they remind of its unique beauty and charm.

    You’ve had such wonderful news lately. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl, Lulu, and your new cookbook! I would love to test your recipes.

  124. Oh Bea, the biggest congratulations to you. Lulu is the best, but this is darned fine too!

    And as a woman who had a darling baby (whom we call Lulu) and turned in the manuscript of her cookbook six months later, let me assure you. You can do it. (Write if you need any support from someone who has been through it.)

    I would love to test any of the gluten-free recipes for you, any time.

  125. C’est un période merveilleuse pour toi. Elle récompense ta générosité et ton talent. J’espère avoir le plaisir de trouver TON livre en France. Bravo, c’est une nouvelle qui me remplit de joie.

  126. Can’t wait! Your taste in all manners both food cooking and food styling is beautiful.

  127. Bea,

    Wonderful news! Being a lover of France and your site, we’d love to be testers & tasters!


  128. tell us when and how to order your book any idea on price?


  129. bea,
    count me in as a recipe tester. what an honor it would be to support you in creating your cookbook.

  130. Bravo! je me joins à tous les messages de félicitations. J’espère que nous n’aurons pas trop à attendre, et que tu trouveras encore le temps de nous poster des billets régulièrement. Je me rajoute à la liste des testeuses potentielles. Je suis sûre que nous en prendrons encore plein nos yeux et plein nos papilles!!!

  131. Great Bea! 😉 A lovely baby and a good book, in the same time. What more?
    So, really, a mom can do everything well! ;-)) There is hope…

  132. I would love to test out recipes! Your blog is beautiful, and I’ve been following it for many months, though this may be my first comment. Your pictures of traveling and nature are so gorgeous – they make me want to travel around the world! Thank you for the inspiration.

  133. Fantastic! My congrats! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I would by your book if it were only for pictures.
    I already tried your apricot clafoutis with apricots. Easy and tender.
    Good luck with your project!

  134. Congrats! So very happy for you and can’t wait to read it. The new year is starting off so fabulously — how marvelous.

  135. Hi !
    I am sakura from Tokyo , Japan .
    I LOVE your blog, everything is so fantastic !
    As a reader of your blog, I must tell you how much I enjoy it.
    You’re on my daily list!
    Thanks for giving me so much inspiration!

  136. Congratulations. That is so wonderful. I would be thrilled to test recipes and also can offer lots of advice about the publishing world too, since that is the world I work in.

    This will be a fantastic book!

  137. Mes felicitations Bea .. Je t’ai decouverte tres tardivement et je me regale. J’habite Boston egalement et j’ai convie mes soeurs qui habitent en France a visiter ton blog afin d’avoir les sensations et l’ambiance qui font le quotidien de la Nouvelle-Angleterre.Tes photos sont fabuleuses.
    J’aime beaucoup cuisiner et ce que j’aime dans tes recettes c’est la fusion des cultures. Merci pour tout ce que j’ai pu apprendre par toi.. Je suis partante aussi pour tester si tu as besoin, ce serait un grand honneur.

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  139. J’arrive bien après la bataille. Et tout a été dit…
    Félicitations pour la petite Lulu et pour le livre ! Toi qui sais à la fois faire d’aussi sublimes photos et d’aussi délicieuses recettes, comment cela aurait-il pu en être autrement ? Bravo encore 😀

  140. olala quelles heureuses nouvelles!
    Je venais ici chercher l’inspiration pour fêter l’amour et je suis si heureuse d’y trouver tant de joies! J’espère que votre livre sera disponible à l’exportation car il va devenir mon cadeau de Noel préféré pour 2009. Je l’attendais avec impatience!

    Toutes mes félicitations pour votre charmante fille.

  141. Wow ! What a wonderful start to 2009 pour toi. I am excited by your potential cookbook and would love to taste recipes but being in Vienna (Autriche) that will be difficult. I wish you luck in compiling it, deciding what to put in and what to omit will be hard, but can’t wait to buy it and look at those lovely pictures of delicious recipes God willing.

    Take care

  142. Oh another congratulations! It will be your second bebe! If you ever run out of recipe testers, don’t hesitate to write me…

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  144. Congratulations! Ca fait plusieurs mois que je suis une lectrice silencieuse… Je voulais te dire que tes photos sont vraiment belles, et que j’aime ta maniere de jouer avec les couleurs…
    On attend tous ce livre avc impatience!!!
    Good luck!

  145. Not long ago I wondered why you haven’t published a cookbook – and now you really do it! What a fantastic piece of news! If you need a recipe tester (although I think you already have quite many on your list), just write me an email and I’ll be yours 🙂

  146. Congratulations! Can’t wait to buy the finished book!
    If you need another tester (I’m a full-time mum from England who loves loves loves to cook), I’m here.

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  148. Congratulations on the new cookbook. I know it will be wonderful.

    I’d love to test some recipes for you in Australia.


  149. Please count me in to test any recipes you want or need! It would be an honor.


  150. Bea,
    Would also like to test your recipes, wonderful site. Raye

  151. If you need local kid-testers and/or picky vegetarian testers, let me know. My boys are 3 and 5 (and very photogenic ;)).

  152. I’ll buy the book as soon as it’s out; I couldn’t imagine publishing taking so long when so many are anxious to devour the book! Count me in as a tester; I’d be honored!

  153. Hello! I recently discovered your page and I just wanted to tell you that is amazing. Congratulations on your project and i am happy to test any of your recipes. I am a spanish young lady living in England married to an English guy and with 3 kids!

    Would love to hear from you if you need me!

  154. Wow Bea! What exciting news!! I’m a bit late in reading this, but I’ve been behind in catching up with your beautiful blog and now to read such amazing news! I can’t wait for the cookbook to be published as I will most definitely buy a copy! Good luck with the new venture!

  155. I just started reading your blog and everything looks so good! I’d love to test some of your recipes! 🙂

  156. Bea,
    I am big fan of your blog and beautiful photos……I look forward to buying your cookbook and I will post it on my site for everyone to see!
    Keep us posted!
    Stacey Snacks

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  158. awesome.
    i’ve been a little (a little??) behind reading the blogs since my computer had broken down. however, i’m so excited to hear about your cookbook – i’ve been a [silent] follower for a longest time.
    i know it’s probably too late, but if you ever need one more tester, i’d be more than glad to jump in ,)

  159. Congratulations! If your blog here is any indication of your talent then the cookbook will be a great success. Please drop me a line when it is released and I’ll be sure to buy a copy.

  160. Hi,
    I was just reading your blog and noticed that you are writing a cookbook. I have worked in the culinary world for many years and it is my passion. I also have an apartment in Paris. I would love to test recipes if you still need someone. Your blog is great and very inspirational.

  161. I’ve been reading your blog for a loooong while now and I’m completely charmed by your photos and your recipies (which look delicious and mouth-watering). Good luck with the cookbook and, hopefully, it will get just as or even more famous than Jamie Oliver’s! (I didn’t try out any of the recipies though, as my mum and dad are pretty much traditional when it comes to cooking and eating during the long months of intense work. I will sometime, that’s for sure!)

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  164. Congratulations ….I would love to test recipes as I live in the United States and Paris and have done this previously.

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  169. I am looking forward to your book, please let me know if you are going on a book tour. I would love to have you at my store Paper & Chocolate in Dallas, Texas

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  171. Congrats on the cookbook.
    I’ll add your book to my collection. I would like to be a tester too.

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  174. Je viens de découvrir ton site via Flickr. Je ferai partie de tes lecteurs dès que le livre sera là, c’est sûr!!!! Je suis déjà fan.

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  176. Hello,
    I’m a portuguese follower of La Tartine Gourmande for a year now.
    Like you, I have a little baby, I guess more or less the same age as Lulu (Jaime is turning one next Tuesday, 22).
    Can we expect the portuguese version of your book anytime?
    I would love to have those lovely photos and marvellous recipes in Portugal..
    Thank you

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  181. Thank you for the wonderful recipes. I regularly visit your site for new ideas. There is one photo I adore from the “Walk to the farm — Promenade à la ferme
    November 30, 2009” entry, of a little pistachio cake. Could you please send me the recipe for it?

    Thank you very much,

  182. I am doing research on the net for ‘Le Livre de Cuisine’ published in 1867, Paris. Library of L. Hachette, Blvd. St Germain No 77. I bought the book 40 years ago and am organizing my estate.

    I came across your book and am wondering if your book is based on the 1867 book?

    Thank you.

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