Thursday, November 04, 2010

Nami-Nami cookbook

Nami-Nami kokaraamat (nami-nami cookbook)

Some of you may have been wondering about the irregularity and lack of posts on Nami-nami over the last few months. Yes, I've finally returned back to work after a long maternity leave, and that's drastically reduced the time I have for cooking and taking photos and blogging.

But that's not the reason behind the small number of blog posts.

The reason is that gorgeous-looking cookbook above that's out later this month in Estonia. It's called "Nami-Nami kokaraamat" ("Nami-Nami cookbook" in English, but the book is published in Estonian, of course) and it has 218 beautiful recipes that could be grouped under the general title "food for casual entertaining". All recipes are illustrated by lovely photos taken by myself and my dear K, and all the chapters - and the gorgeous cover - are done by the extremely talented and wonderful Ximena Maier (yes, Lobstersquad's Ximena), whom I have the honour to call a dear friend.

The book is published by a major local publisher, Varrak, and there's a small introduction of the book in Estonian on their website here. I'm very excited - hope that you're as well :D

So, that's what's kept me so immensely busy over the last few months and weeks. All I have to do now is wait and see - the book's out on November 25th or so, and the official book launch event is on December 1st here in Tallinn. More details to follow!

45 comments:

Anne said...

Oh wonderful, I'm so excited for you!!! And I've been wondering what to get my dad for christmas - now I know, this is just perfect!! (Although might need your help actually buying one!)

köögivõlur said...

Congratulations, Pille! This is wonderful news really.

Nanna said...

COngratulations! Must be a dream come true!

Ada said...

bravo Pille!!!, I am so proud of you!!!, you should coach your mexican friend who always wanted to write a book and dont know how!!, you are wonderful!!!; I am really happy for you!!

grub said...

congratulations for getting a cookbook published! hopefully it will be coming out here ^^

K and S said...

so exciting Pille, congratulations :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Pille, congratulations! This is excellent news, sweetie!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

So much wonderful news -- congratulations!

karimakene said...

Palju palju õnne Pille
see on väga vahva uudis

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the book!
The cover looks really fabulous, and I'm sure it's beautiful inside as well.

Megan said...

Congratulations, that's fantastic news! I'm a little sad that I'll have to be patient and wait for the english version... ;)

Koopatibi said...

Vau, milline uudis! Palju õnne! Raamat näeb väga ilus välja. Jään põnevusega ootama :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! The cover is beautiful. I can't wait for the english version.

thorngrove said...

That's awesome Pille! Congratulations! :-)

Su-Lin said...

Oh, many congratulations on the book! It's gorgeous!

Kalyn said...

Congratulations on the cookbook!

Pilar said...

Congrats!!!!!

David G. said...

Fantastic! Will be in Tallinn for a few days in early December. Let me know where I can buy it! Wife would love it (plus an Eesti Keel dictionary but there you go).

Eve Mutso said...

Well Done Pille!!! Whooop whoop xxxWell Done Pille!!! Whooop whoop xxx

leoola said...

ootan ka põnevusega seda raamatut :)

Attila said...

Congratulations! Good news!

Neve said...

Nii ilus! Jään huviga ootama :)

Marisa said...

What a dream come true! Congrats!

Piret said...

Palju õnne!

Katrina said...

you probably don't need yet another congratulation, but...congratulations!:):) the book looks absolutely adorable!:)

Courtney said...

Congrats! I love the cover! :D

Alessandra said...

Congratulations! First time here, I found you on the expat blog, by chance, because I am also working on a cookbook, (my third solo). I hope it goes well. When the English version?

ciao
Alessandra

sesamy said...

Õnne!
Mina olen üks neist, kes selle raamatu ostab.
Ja kaanepilt on super :)

Orly said...

I have been keeping track on your wonderful recipes for a while now and really enjoyed most of them. I wish the book was in english so I could buy it! All the best from New Zealand!! :)

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Everyone seems to have a cookbook except me!

Seriously though, well done and it looks great!

Steve Millican said...

I hope your book will soon be available in English or Swedish.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Pille!.. So excited to hear this..
-Joyce

Pene said...

Congratulations, Pille! It's like having a new baby again, isn't it? This link: http://www.varrak.ee/product/8377/ isn't in English as you hoped. I hope the English version is as good & appears soon.

lobstersquad said...

Oh I can´t beleive I´ve only just seen this! Congratulations dear Pille. You know how much I´ve enjoyed working on this book.

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

Wow!! Congratulations and well done! Too bad I don't understand Estonian :-)

pagulane said...

Palju õnne raamatu ilmumise puhul!

Robert said...

Wow congratulations! Now I have to come back to Tallinn to pick up a copy.

laualamp said...

vau, the cover is so cool, I'm sure the book it self is too!

stephen said...

good luck! seems exciting and congratulations. . great job! nice cover:)

Daisy said...

It looks lovely. I wish we could get it in California.

Eugenia210 said...

¡¡Congratulations!!!...and translate it in english, please!!
I love following your blog!!
All the best from Argentina!!

Marika said...

Väga tore uudis! Kindlasti lisan seda minu kollektsiooni!

Hexy said...

Palju õnne Pille!!!! Esikaas on lihtsalt väga supper, sisu ka kindlasti :)

Anonymous said...

Pille how can I go about getting a copy (in Estonian) (and later in English), I have two daughters adopted from Estonia and would love to have a copy to put up for the girls (ages 4 and 10)? Looking forward to hearing back from you.

ChichaJo said...

Congratulations Pille!!! What great news! If you come out with an English one let me know so I can order it! :)