SNE: Preview Recipe

A preview of a few pages, along with some notes, from my next cookbook - Super Natural Every Day.

SNE: Preview

I'm having such a hard time figuring out how to introduce this post. So, instead of agonizing over the wording, let me just put it out there. Today, I want to share some of the spreads from my new cookbook with you. I'm excited about it, and I can hardly wait for March/April, when I'll have a real paper copy in my hands. The PDFs are nice, but having a book to hold in your hands, after years of thinking about it - there are few things like it. I'll include some images in this post, but for those of you who want to jump straight to a dedicated preview site, here you go. I'll add to it in the coming weeks. You can also pre-order the book here.

I apologize for letting six months pass since the last proper update on this front. I'm not entirely sure how that happened, but wow, a lot has come together since then. I'll get to some of that in a minute. Allow me to back up a bit for any new readers, or for those of you who just want a recap. I've been writing a series of posts related to the creation of this new cookbook, Super Natural Every Day. The first post was nearly a year ago. Followed by one related to the manuscript, and then another about choosing a cover. Some of you who have been watching the book evolve likely noticed the cover in the last post isn't the cover you see here. That's a long story. In short: While I loved the moody darkness and pinks in the original cover, in the end, i.e. the very last minute, we went for something a bit brighter, livelier. Another factor, a surprising number of you thought the pink potatoes on the original cover were ham chunks. Wish I was kidding.

Super Natural Every Day Spreads

The book is the same trim size as Super Natural Cooking, but the new book has more pages. Said another way, it's thicker. I wrote all the recipes in cups / ounces / grams this time around. And there are lots of photo spreads throughout, both splits and full-pagers. I took most of the photos for the book, although two or three of my very favorite shots came from Wayne. There is one shot in particular - we were walking along a coastal trail in Point Reyes one morning, when two deer popped their heads up above the tall grass, just across the meadow. Wayne got the shot, I completely over-exposed the shot.

Super Natural Every Day Spreads

For the most part I wrote and photographed the book in real time. Often, cookbook manuscripts are written, then an intensive shoot is scheduled toward the end of production, once the text has been finalized. I work a bit differently - writing and shooting in tandem. What you see in the book is what I cooked for breakfast, lunch, or dinner that day. I like working this way, it's relaxed, not much fuss, and I can shoot the food when it looks the most appetizing and alive, in the seconds after it comes off the stove or out of the oven.

Super Natural Every Day Spreads

The book structure moves through the day with recipes divided into chapters starting with Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner, Drinks, and then Treats. You can see how the breakfast chapter opening pages look just above. If you're interested, I'd be happy to post a complete recipe list in the coming weeks. I'd better check with Ten Speed, but I can't imagine it'd be a problem.

Super Natural Every Day Spreads

More than anything, I wanted this cookbook to feel like it was from a place - northern California, where I've lived most of my life. And I wanted the recipes to be approachable, and a reflection of the food I cook every day. My hope is that you can take some of these ideas, get a bit of inspiration from them, and make them your own in your own kitchen. Can't wait to share the real thing with you all. And before I log off, I know a lot of you are looking for new year recipe ideas - I've compiled a number of favorite one-pan recipes in one place, and have a new recipe to share on Tuesday. -h

Related links:
- Super Natural Every Day - preview site
- Super Natural Every Day - pre-order

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Hi Heidi, Looks wonderful. Serious question, which site do you recommend we pre-order from? I know the different sites might put different amounts of cash in your pocket. I want to use the one that helps you the most.

Patrick

Congratulations! Can't wait for the book. And... try as I might to see potatoes, I see only ham.

Lori

Hi Heidi, Congrats on your new book. The photos and layout look stunning. It's so inspiring. Looking forward to checking out the recipes. Hope you are doing well. Yvonne from NYC

Yvonne

Looks amazing already Heidi, bravo! I can't wait to get it in the mail :) xo

Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble)

YAAAAY... I already have my copy pre-ordered..I have spent so many wonderful hours cooking and enjoying the recipes from your last book and this one looks just as marvelous.. thank you for the preview

Lee

The pictures look gorgeous. Can't wait to check out the cookbook.

Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet

Thank you for sharing here, and Congratulations! I'm looking forward to having a copy in hand, but certainly not as much as I imagine you are. Your recipes have inspired many wonderful meals in my home, and I'm looking forward to even more.

Kelly Irene

Wow, beautiful photos! Sounds like it will be a great book!

Kori

Beautiful. I'm a new reader and love your blog so I know I will love your cookbook, too. Congratulations.

Happy Healthy Mama

I would LOVE to see a complete recipe list!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday

Lovely. Your photos and your tone and the atmosphere of the whole thing just seem so very lovely. I am so excited to see the finished book.

Sarah B.B.

Stunning...but then, i expected no less. Am waiting eagerly....And as much as I adore the recipes...gotta admit I'm in it for those lovely photos almost as much! Cheers! cathy b. @ brightbakes

Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes

Can't wait for it to come out! I know it's going to be fabulous!

Caroline

Beautiful pages! I'm excited to see one in person.

Johanna

It looks breathtaking Heidi - I've preordered the book and can't wait to get my hands on it, it's only a few months away!

keiko

I couldn't be more excited for this cookbook, Heidi! I'm pre-ordering a copy today. The binding of my copy of Supernatural Cooking is breaking from all of the use I've gotten out of it - it is currently displayed in my cookbook holder, open to the gorgeous fuchsia "use natural sweeteners" page. I love that book, and am sure that your new cookbook will be loved just as much :).

Lauren

oh yes full recipe list please! your book looks so inviting :)

serena

Dear Heidi, it looks beautiful. I love your take on food and being a vegetarian I adore your versatility with all things vegetable. Did you ever think about having it translated? I know, people speak English, but it's the older folk who often need inspiration when it comes to natural cooking and creative use of ingredients and they are often just not that fluid in English. Anyway, I'm looking forward to it, take care, C.

Catherine

heidi, it all looks so wonderful.

shari

Everything looks and sounds great!

Simply Life

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