Cookbook: Release Party

amazing and beautiful friends and family

prepping in the kitchen



seriously beautiful friends

I can’t believe it’s come and gone! We had such a great night. A deep and heartfelt thank you to all of you who came out to the Fig & Fennel Cookbook Release Party. I had such a beautiful night and feel deeply loved and supported! Cookbooks are sold out but I have another order in and will get an online order system set up soon! In time for Christmas orders!

A few things:

Thank you to Phil&Sebastian Marda Loop who were the most incredible and gracious hosts. It was a crammed full coffee shop and they made latte after latte, friendly as can be. Warren, gave up lots of space in his kitchen for us and was about the sweetest guy in the world. Brodie at Phil&Seb’s was so great to work with, and Kate who ran the night was sweet and lovely. I seriously couldn’t be more grateful.

Thank you to my amazing family for all the support. Jacquelyn who like the beaters, my Dad who stayed up way later than normal, my Mom and Auntie Rosie who ran the kitchen, my cousin Alex who came all the way from Toronto. They delivered sample after sample, and made sure it was a happy party. I couldn’t have had better help. I know they were prepared to buy my entire stock of books too, in case I needed them to step in.

Thank you to Leon and Graham for organizing music and sound. What’s a party without music? All week they worked for me, instead of the other way around. So grateful. And to the beautiful and talented Sarah Vann who came and sang and played and lit the room up with her incredible smile.

Thank you to the most supportive group of friends I have ever had. You have all treated me like the cookbook was equivalent to a Nobel Peace Prize. I was overwhelmed by one friendly face after another. It was honestly one of the most beautiful nights of my life.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 11:33:38

    Yay! Congrats! So wonderful!!! xx


  2. Wendy
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 19:30:54

    Oh, I’m so glad Alison! I keep meaning to ask you about the cookbook as we were overseas when your release party was (bummer! I was very much wanting to attend that); and so please put me on the order list! I would like to buy 2 cookbooks. You love people freely & deeply & it does come around. I am just so happy for a great night for you! When I next see you, even if it’s crazy busy, I so want to hear more about your evening!


  3. Jessica
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 21:02:28

    Beautiful! It’s been incredible watching your dream become reality! You’re a champ!


  4. Just A Smidgen
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 22:37:12

    Just found your blog… Nice to see a Calgarian food blogger print her own cookbook! Congratulations!! I’ll be on the look-out for a copy!


  5. shirley
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 00:14:03

    Nice sharing. Wonderful blog, I’m glad that I have found this!.. Thank you for sharing this!


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