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I finally made it and finished my first cookbook! I submitted the pdf last night and keep my fingers crossed that there will be no technical glitches. If everything is in order then hopefully it will be ready for sale sometime in December.  I shall keep you posted.

After almost one year of hard work, I am now very pleased with the final result and think that the book is very professionally written.   I am still working on fixing the title of the book after suggestions by friends at facebook and hope that this will be overcome soon. Here is how it looks now.

I have uploaded a lot of pictures of the 150 recipes on flickr if you would like to take a look inside.   Most of my Cypriot recipes were written back in 2007, when I first created the blog, so I had to cook them again both the test the recipe but also to take new photos and of course weigh the ingredients.  In the book I have them both in the US and metric measuring system.

The cookbook has now been published and you can order it from here.

Special thanks go to my friend Soma of e-Curry for providing me with the beautiful book cover picture.

Do you want to write a cookbook?  Maybe I can help you but not right away.    Stay tuned and I will let you know when.  As a first step you can visit createspace and sign up.    Signing up is free and you don’t have to pay until you are ready.


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Now, I need a few days to rest and will start posting recipes and visiting you again soon.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!!

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57 Responses

  1. Very exciting…good luck Ivy.

    • Ivy

      Thank you Joan.

  2. Wow, congrats! It looks so awesome. You must be very proud of yourself. I love that cover and your portrait.

    Cheers,

    Rosa
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    • Ivy

      Thank you Rosa. I must say I am because I thought I would never make it.

  3. Congratulations on completing the book Ivy! The cover looks amazing.
    Magda
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    • Ivy

      Thank you so much Magda.

  4. Alessandra

    Hi! Congrats on writing your cookbook!!
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    • Ivy

      Thank you Alessandra. Nice to hear from you again.

  5. Congrats Ivy, that's a great news!..is the book in PDF format or going to be in printed form also?

    • Ivy

      Thanks Srivalli, Initially it's going to be in paperback but later I am considering to have it as an e-book as well.

  6. Ivy mou, congratulations. Eventually you finished it! I believe it really consumed all of your energy and strength. I can see though that it is totally worth it. It looks very professional and beautiful.

    • Ivy

      Katerina mou, thank you so much.

  7. Congratulations! That is excellent news!
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    • Ivy

      Thank you very much Casey.

  8. Good luck with the fabulous book. And the cover is really pretty..
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    • Ivy

      Thank you so much Rachel.

  9. Congragulations Ivy. I did think when i saw the pic it was soma's picture.
    You do deserve to have a cook book.

    • Ivy

      Thank you Finla so much. Kudos to Soma.

  10. Wow, Ivy, congratulations! That is exciting news!

    • Ivy

      Thank you Natasha.

  11. Your cookbook looks lovely Ivy! I am sure it took you loads of time, love and effort! I am so so happy for you. I pray it will be enjoyed across the Globe … best wishes!
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    • Ivy

      Thank you Heni. What a wonderful wish.

  12. Ivy! Congratulations!!!! This is phenomenal! I didn't even know you were writing a cookbook. I'm seriously out of the loop!

    I can't wait to get a copy!

    • Ivy

      Thank you Niki so much.

  13. Congrats! Looks awesome Ivy!
    Best of luck to your book!

    Jenny

    • Ivy

      Thank you so much Jenny.

  14. You deserve an enormous Congratulation and a big hug ! Very well done. I bet all those hours and efforts have really paid off. I cannot wait to see it.

    • Ivy

      Thank you my dear Soma. Everyone is thrilled with the book cover with your picture on it. Thank you once more.

  15. theveggie

    Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment. You should be proud. Are you going to do more posts about the process of writing the book?

    • Ivy

      Thank you so much. Hopefully at a later stage I will write more details about it.

  16. Ivy

    Thank you Nancy. My best wishes to you as well. I can't wait to get it into my hands and I will post details in another post when it is published.

  17. Congratulations! This is fabulous and that book cover is gorgeous! Ever since we honeymooned on Cyprus we have dreamed of going back. Husband even toys with the idea of retiring there so this book will be my gift to him. I can't wait to see it! xo

    • Ivy

      Thank you Jamie. Cyprus is paradaise and it is worth relocating there. If you want any information and I can help, do not hesitate to ask.

  18. congratulation,ivy,on writing your cookbook!wow,sounds so exciting to write a book about food,flavors,traditional and ethnic food!the cover is beautiful,delicate and feminine.i don't know if i want to write a cookbook but i know i would like to buy your!

    • Ivy

      Thank you so much Simona.

  19. Sorry I'm a little late Ivy! I can't wait! It looks great. Congratulations on this labour of love!
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    • Ivy

      No worries mate. We do have our lives to live 🙂

  20. YAY Ivy – congratulations! The cover is just dreamy! Sign me up for a copy please!
    LL

  21. Cynthia

    This is such an amazing accomplishment Ivy! I am thrilled and very happy for you!

    Looking forward to more details as I would love to get a copy of your book.

    Continued success!
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    • Ivy

      Thank you so much Cynthia.

  22. Your own cookbook! It looks amazing! Congratulations!
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    • Ivy

      Thanks Kevin.

  23. Polla Bravo!!!!! Xairomai polu gia sena .. elpizw na ta poume syntoma k fysika thelw k egw na mpw stin oura gia vivlio me afierwsi!!! :)))))

    elenaiscooking

    • Ivy

      Efharisto poly Elena.

  24. lisaiscooking

    Congratulations! What a great accomplishment!

    • Ivy

      Thank you Lisa.

  25. BenHerrera

    Ivy I'm so happy for you! I was lost in the real world for awhile and it's such a great surprise to find out you have written a cookbook. I really hope we can get it here in America so I can purchase it. Again, I'm so proud and happy for you. hehe.

    Cheers!

    • Ivy

      Thank you Ben. Don't worry about that. I was also lost in my world for quite a long time 🙂 Glad to reconnect.

  26. Ivy mon amie, bravo!!!
    Du très beau travail.
    Je te souhaite bonne chance avec ce livre.
    Bon weekend et à bientôt.
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    • Ivy

      Nadji, Merci mon amie. Bib weejebd a toi aussi.

    • Ivy

      Ooops, Bon weekend, my fingers were not in the right position 🙂

  27. il doit être parfait ton livre et j'espère qu'il aura beaucoup de succès auprès des lecteurs
    bonne chance
    bonne journée
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    • Ivy

      Merci beaucoup Fimere.

  28. FoodJunkie

    Congratulations! I hope all goes well. It is so much work, you must be really proud.

    • Ivy

      Thank you Joanna.

  29. Congrats! It is a huge accomplishment:)
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    • Ivy

      Thank you tigerfish, you know first hand.

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