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Celebrating the release of my first book! A Video, A Chocolate cake & Two Giveaways!

Happy Easter!


"Thank You"…

I have written and erased the first sentence of this post fifty times it seems.It makes me smile a little considering the number of sentences I started and erased fifty times more since last November. The best one I could think about today was "Thank you".

I have thought a few times about this week. Right here. Right now. The week when my first book, "Plate To Pixel. Digital Food Photography & Styling" is out into the world. From November to March, it was the hard work of a team that did not stop until it was right. This week the book is yours. Ours.

Wow… it still is just barely sinking in. Once the book in my hands, it took a full 24 hours for my shoulders to relax and a smile to timidly cross my lips. Then as I was standing there in the rain with Bailey, that smile grew to a stupidly wide expression of gratitude and excitement.

I bolted back inside to Taylor who was getting his video equipment together and said "let’s do this! Let’s show people how awesome food photography can be with a little help from a friend!"

And so we shot this video promo of "Plate To Pixel. Digital Food Photography & Styling". Words fall short to tell Taylor what an amazing job he did on it. Thank you dear friend!

Plate to Pixel Promo Video from Taylor Mathis.


I come from a family of crafters. My dad is a published author and a painter. My mom designs frames for other people’s art. My brother Arnaud is constantly building and crafting objects and toys. My brother Thierry was a talented photographer. Writing this book feels a bit like my way of contributing to the family DNA!!

I loved working on this book so much! I wrote it with you in mind. And you is a lot of people with different likes and dislikes, different ways to go about life. But we all have the same goal. Take pictures of food and have a wonderful experience doing it.

Whether you need just a little push, a lot of help or just reinforcement that you are on the right track. I compiled information, hands-on visuals of bouncing, diffusing, white balances, exposures, depth of field, … Composition and styling techniques, equipment setup so you can see the full how-tos of a picture, step by step styling demos…and the list goes on!

I will be doing fun giveaways in the coming weeks to express my thanks for your support and kind words these past few months and your enthusiasm these past few days.
But today is especially awesome to celebrate the release of the book. There won’t be one lucky person but three!

– I am giving away 2 signed copies of Plate To Pixel and a little surprise inside…
– my super talented friend Asya from gleena.com who is the artist behind the numbered ceramic plates I love to use here, is giving away four white ceramic dessert plates numbered 1 through 4 (like the ones in the picture below)

All you have to do is leave a comment here between today, April 26th 2011 and Friday April 29th 2011, midnight Eastern time.
Guidelines: one entry per person, no anonymous comment, leave 24hrs for your name to appear in giveaway as I manually moderate entries.

Note: Plate to Pixel is currently available online on Amazon (US, UK, Germany, etc…), Wiley, Book Depository, Barnes & Noble, Borders. It will be in stores in about 10 days or so!

Now…how about some Double Trouble Chocolate Cake to really celebrate?!!

Double Trouble Chocolate Cake



Double Trouble Chocolate Cake:

Serves 10-12

For the cake:
1 stick (113gr) butter
1 cup (200gr) sugar
1/2 cup (45gr) natural cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup superfine rice flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
1 teaspoon (5gr) baking powder
1 teaspoon (5gr) instant coffee powder
1/2 teaspoon (2.5gr) baking soda
1 cup (250ml) warm water
Note: for a non gluten free version, you can use 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour instead of the rice, millet and oat flours.

For the ganache:
12 oz bittersweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Prepare the cake:
Preheat oven to 325F. Butter one deep 9-inch round baking pans, sprinkle some rice flour into the pans, shake it around and tap the excess off. Line the bottoms with one 9-inch circle of parchment paper. Set aside.
In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. On low speed, add the cocoa and mix until incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape the bowl with a spatula to make sure they are properly mixed in. Add the flours, baking powder, coffee powder and baking soda and mix on medium-low speed while slowly adding the warm water and mix until smooth. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool to room temperature and unmold the cake. Divide in three horizontally.

Prepare the chocolate ganache:
Place the chocolate and salt in a non reactive bowl and set aside. In a heavy bottom saucepan set over high heat, bring the cream to almost boiling (really hot basically!). When hot, pour it over the chocolate and salt. Let stand for 5 minutes before slowly whisking the mixture to bring it together to a smooth and silky ganache. If it’s not completely smooth, return to very low heat for a few seconds to melt the chocolate some more. Brands vary so this step may be necessary if the chocolate is not completely melted.

To assemble the cake:
Let stand the ganache about 15-20 minutes so it is thick enough to apply between the layers of chocolate cake. Leave about 1 to 1.5 cups for the top and sides and set and slightly warm it up a bit so it spreads more easily.

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Comments


Andrea April 26, 2011 um 6:06 pm

That cake looks wonderful! Congratulations!


Lindsay April 26, 2011 um 6:07 pm

I got my copy of your book yesterday, and it was all I could do to not sit down and read the whole thing right there. 🙂 Hope I'm not too greedy since I already have a copy, but a signed copy (and those beautiful plates!) would be so much better.


Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny April 26, 2011 um 6:07 pm

Congratulations on your new book!! I'm about to buy my first DSLR camera in a few weeks and I'm trying to learn all I can. Your site is gorgeous and there is so much to learn from you! 🙂


Julie @ Willow Bird Baking April 26, 2011 um 6:07 pm

I am THRILLED that the book is out, because I've been waiting for it!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Here's hoping I win one, but if not, you better believe I'm snapping one up ASAP!

CONGRATULATIONS!!


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 6:08 pm

gorgeous pics – and im going to have to try this recipe. that cake looks decadent!! www.theprettydish.com


Caroline @ chocolate and carrots April 26, 2011 um 6:08 pm

How exciting!!! The promo video was great! I can't wait to read the book. I am need of some guidance in my food photography and this book sounds like the perfect resource. Thank you! 🙂

caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com


strawberriesinparis April 26, 2011 um 6:09 pm

Congratulations Helene!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love watching that video of you.


365 sonrisas April 26, 2011 um 6:10 pm

Wowwww!!! i want it in my hands Helen!!! you have to be so, so proud!!! N´arrête pas de rêver et profite de son, ton succès. Moi, ta fan, je suis hereuse de pouvoir l´avoir très bientôt. Gros bisous 🙂


Mariel Dominique April 26, 2011 um 6:10 pm

Yay! Congrats Helen, you deserve it!! I already bought your book and it's coming in the mail in a few days and can't wait, but I would LOVE to have a signed copy as you are one of my main inspirations. Thanks for all your teachings and recipes!!!!!!


kate – klutzy April 26, 2011 um 6:10 pm

I love your work and can't wait to see your book. Congratulations on your hard work turning such a good reward.


Allison April 26, 2011 um 6:10 pm

i'd love to win!


alice April 26, 2011 um 6:10 pm

What a tremendous achievement. Everyone around you must be so proud. Can't wait to peek inside!


Lori April 26, 2011 um 6:10 pm

Congratulations Helene! The book looks beautiful and I can't wait to try the Double Trouble Chocolate Cake. The picture makes me not just want to eat it but lick the plate clean!


jessicajlee April 26, 2011 um 6:10 pm

Wow! This looks amazing and the video is just adorable. It's so strange to suddenly hear your voice – I bet I'll "hear" you when I read you from now on!


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 6:11 pm

I have my copy of your book on its way to me already, but if I win the giveaway I could give mine to a friend and keep yours. And the plates are sooo pretty! ;)That is, in case the giveaway is open to people who live outside of the US (I'm in Cyprus).
Anyways, I just wanted to say: Congratulations! I can't wait to read your book!


Louise April 26, 2011 um 6:11 pm

Oh, dang. I was just looking for a serious chocolate cake recipe for Easter and missed it 🙂

Congratulations on your book and publishing – it looks beautiful, and after such a long journey it must be such a relief!


Catherine K April 26, 2011 um 6:11 pm

First and foremost, congratulations on the new book! That's a huge accomplishment.

I'd love to win won of your books. The images in your book inspires me to bake/cook more.

Thanks.


Karyn McKinnon April 26, 2011 um 6:11 pm

I can't wait to buy you're book! I loved watching the video and it's inspired me to want to pursue being a food photographer as well! Thank you for sharing your talent & congratulations! 🙂


Sincerely Jill April 26, 2011 um 6:11 pm

Oh my goodness! I've been waiting in anticipation for this book to come out! I'm head over heals in love with your photography and blog, and I am so excited to delve into all the information you give in your book. Hopefully, I can be even half the photographer you are some day.


kpucu April 26, 2011 um 6:12 pm

Congratulations!!!
Wish you all the best.
Lovely video!


dani April 26, 2011 um 6:12 pm

Your photos are always so beautiful! Congratulations on the book!


Erin April 26, 2011 um 6:16 pm

Thank you for such wonderful inspirations here on your blog. I've been thinking of my own macaron variations thanks to your recipes!


Kirsty April 26, 2011 um 6:16 pm

Félicitations! Congratulations – the video is amazing and I cannot wait to read your book. Your blog has been a source of inspiration, I can only imagine what a gem your book is.


Leslie April 26, 2011 um 6:16 pm

Congrats on your first book!


haya April 26, 2011 um 6:18 pm

what a lovely video! i can't wait to see the book; i'm sure it will be absolutely gorgeous.
congratulations!

i don't think i've ever heard your voice before and i'm not sure why i would have thought otherwise, but your accent is delightful!


Sips and Spoonfuls April 26, 2011 um 6:19 pm

I simply CANNOT wait for my book to reach me. Congratulations Helene- I don't know what else to say except you are a MASSIVE MASSIVE inspiration.


Ashley April 26, 2011 um 6:19 pm

Oh Helene. I am so proud. So, so proud. Congratulations dear friend.


WSAKE April 26, 2011 um 6:19 pm

congratulations! this is really amazing!


Just Me April 26, 2011 um 6:20 pm

Congratulations! And now I must go make some chocolate cake …


Elissa Sato April 26, 2011 um 6:20 pm

I love your work and would love to have a copy of your book. 🙂


Jason April 26, 2011 um 6:21 pm

My wife does the food photography on our website bbqaddicts.com, so this would be a great gift to her. Plus her birthday is coming up soon!


Kathy April 26, 2011 um 6:21 pm

What a delightful video! Also that cake looks fantastic!


Kathy April 26, 2011 um 6:22 pm

What a delightful video! Your book looks like something I DESPERATELY need – my styling is AWFUL and definately needs some guidance. Also that cake looks fantastic!


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 6:22 pm

Congratulations! I can't wait to see it.


LadyWild April 26, 2011 um 6:23 pm

Congrats on the book. Your photography is always inspiring. I look forward to reading your tips and tricks in your book.


Lena April 26, 2011 um 6:23 pm

Wow, your first book! Congratulations, that's so amazing! Wish you all the best and I hope to hold your book in my hands soon.


DessertForTwo April 26, 2011 um 6:24 pm

Congrats Helene! I'm so happy for you! This book is essential to anyone shooting food! I already ordered my copy, but if I win it, I know quite a few people that would love it too! 🙂


Claire April 26, 2011 um 6:24 pm

Thanks for this!!! so wonderful and congratulations!!!


Erin April 26, 2011 um 6:25 pm

Congratulations!


Bunnee April 26, 2011 um 6:25 pm

I have nowhere near your talent, eye or experience, but your photography is an inspiration!


Aimee @ Simple Bites April 26, 2011 um 6:25 pm

I'm so happy for you, Helene! I fell in love with food blogging because your site was the first that drew me in with a warm hug.

It is fantastic to see you come full circle with this book. I can't wait to pick up a copy!


Jacinta April 26, 2011 um 6:25 pm

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!


Dominique April 26, 2011 um 6:26 pm

Bravo Hélène, tu dois être très fière! Il me tarde de découvrir ton livre qui me sera certainement très utile! Bises…


Jim April 26, 2011 um 6:26 pm

I am so happy for you and the new book! Hooray for you and hooray for those fantastic plates!!


megan April 26, 2011 um 6:26 pm

how exciting! can't wait to see the book and to learn from you.


Andrea April 26, 2011 um 6:27 pm

Dear Helen, you are a great inspiration and I'm so happy your book is finally out. Congratulations and enjoy it as much as you can because you disserved it. 🙂

Naturally I would love to get a singed copy of the book and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. But if I don't get it this time I'm definitely going to buy one.

Congratulations once again and stay wonderful as you are.

Lots of love, from your devoted reader from Croatia.


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 6:27 pm

I'm so happy for you! 😀


Kristen April 26, 2011 um 6:28 pm

Oh, this is such a beautiful book. Congratulations on being published and thank you so much for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!


Chellen April 26, 2011 um 6:28 pm

I'm so excited for you! Thank you for all the wonderful images and recipes you share.


Allyson April 26, 2011 um 6:28 pm

Oh, I am so excited for this book! Congratulations! All that hard work is about to pay off. (:


Leigh Webber April 26, 2011 um 6:29 pm

Congratulations!!! I watched the video you posted and love seeing the Charleston Farmer's Market in there. (Of course I was looking for anyone in the background I might know! :)) I can't wait to see your new book.


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 6:30 pm

congrats on the book <3


Justin Ide April 26, 2011 um 6:32 pm

Great video about your book .. I look forward to picking one up soon.

Justin Ide
www.f2percent.com


Lindsey April 26, 2011 um 6:32 pm

Ohh, so exciting! Congratulations, and thank *you* for writing this book that I can't wait to flip through.


Di Briseño April 26, 2011 um 6:32 pm

Cake recipe looks yummy, as do all your recipes. Hope I win!


Alanna Kellogg April 26, 2011 um 6:33 pm

Congratulations, Helene! I supposed I should take my chances and wait to see if I'm a lucky winner. Instead, I'm ordering my own copy, now!


Di Briseño April 26, 2011 um 6:33 pm

Cake recipe looks yummy, as do all your recipes. Hope I win!


Juli April 26, 2011 um 6:33 pm

Congratulations! And I would like to enter your contest, so thank you.


The Lady Nomad April 26, 2011 um 6:33 pm

I love it! And thank you for the tip about the gluten-free madelines – they were amazing 🙂


Jurgita April 26, 2011 um 6:34 pm

"Wow, I want to eat this!", "Wow, I want to cooked this!" :))) When I get a bad mood its enough for me to see Your photos and day becomes brighter, smells of warmth and coziness. Thank YOU and congratulations!

Jurgita (Lithuania)


emily elizabeth April 26, 2011 um 6:34 pm

I'm usually a lurker, but for a chance to win a copy of your lovely book or those plates… 🙂 I really enjoyed the video, and it looks like the book will be just what I've been looking for to help me improve my food photography! Congratulations!


Brittany April 26, 2011 um 6:34 pm

Oh my – this is so exciting! Congrats on all your hard work, I am sure your book will be loved just as much as your blog. Can't wait to see it. Cheers!


Lu Canaan April 26, 2011 um 6:34 pm

Congratulations!


Joanna April 26, 2011 um 6:35 pm

Fabulous giveaways and congrats on your book! You are so talented and I am glad that you've had such great success.

jmeyer814(at)yahoo(dot)com


Janice April 26, 2011 um 6:35 pm

YAY! The video looks great! I would LOVE to win the book and the plates!!! Thanks so much for the gracious giveaway and best to you!
Janice


Ann April 26, 2011 um 6:35 pm

Congratulations!


Diana April 26, 2011 um 6:36 pm

Many congratulations on your wonderful book! It must be such a proud moment for you. 🙂 Ever since I've found you online all I can think of every time I visit your blog is "I wanna be just like that when I grow up.." although I am already grown up .. :). Now, with this book…I am so eager to get it that I can't even tell you. I hope it will be on Bookdepository as well since that's where I can easily buy international books. I don't know if your giveaway is open internationally, so I don't dare dream that I could win this…I just wanted to congratulate you and tell you that I am extremely glad the book will finally be available!:)
Kisses from Romania. 🙂
Diana


Vera April 26, 2011 um 6:37 pm

Congratulations Helen, very well deserved success. Looking forward having your book in my hand (either way 🙂


Silvana April 26, 2011 um 6:38 pm

Congratulations!!! What a wonderfull news! As a long long time reader I feel a little tiny part of that book is mine=)
Thanks for the love and work you put on this blog!!.

Sil
scocciolo@gmail.com


Laurie Jesch-Kukseth @ Relish It April 26, 2011 um 6:38 pm

I would be so excited to win a copy of your beautiful book! Your cake looks delicious, too. I'm a sucker for chocolate cake. Congrats, once again!


Lauren April 26, 2011 um 6:38 pm

Congratulations! The book looks amazing!


Eleanor April 26, 2011 um 6:38 pm

This looks wonderful! I am so thankful for having such a great gluten-free recipe site. It has helped me out so much these last couple of months as I've gotten used to this new lifestyle. Congrats on your book!


Laura B. April 26, 2011 um 6:38 pm

Congrats! No one deserves this more than you!


natalie April 26, 2011 um 6:39 pm

congratulations, it looks wonderful!


Samruddhi April 26, 2011 um 6:39 pm

Congrats for the book…!!!
Video is really amazing..:)

Hoping to win ! copy of your book…

samruddhibhat(at)gmail(dot)com


Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic April 26, 2011 um 6:40 pm

this would be oh so amazing.


Micaela April 26, 2011 um 6:41 pm

Congratulations! The book looks fantastic, and the chocolate cake so sinful!


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 6:44 pm

Congratulations, Hélène! I'm so glad for you. I love your blog and I've been waiting for your books for weeks… you're such an inspiration…
Enjoy this moment, it's quite magical, right?

The video is great, and the pictures with flowers, amazing!


Ida April 26, 2011 um 6:44 pm

Congratulations on your book release! Fantastic trailor – so nice to hear your voice and see what goes on "back stage" of the blog.
All the best!
Ida from Sweden


Irena B April 26, 2011 um 6:44 pm

This is amazing! I love your work very much 🙂 Congratulations for a great book! 🙂


Cindy M April 26, 2011 um 6:45 pm

I am so excited to receive your book this week! The idea of becoming a food photographer had crossed my mind but when I was looking for the 'how to' there was so much information out there, I was overwhelmed. My friend Jackie Basia posted the link to your book on her facebook and I didn't hesitate to head over to Amazon for a copy. I know I won't be disappointed and am looking forward to actually getting started photographing food. Merci beaucoup Helene!


Kelly-Jane April 26, 2011 um 6:46 pm

I can 'hear' how happy you are, and it's well deserved 🙂


Jessica Reed April 26, 2011 um 6:47 pm

I have been waiting for your book for ages, and am so excited that it is finally out! Congratulations!


Joyce April 26, 2011 um 6:47 pm

A BIG congrats!! I am very happy for you! A wonderful heartfelt post my friend. Thanks for sharing.

I was so excited the other day when I received an email saying my book was on the way. I had to tweet about it. smile…
Does your friend sell the plates online?

Your biggest fan in the Chicagoland area! xo


Pauli April 26, 2011 um 6:48 pm

I can't wait to read your book. I a big fan of your work 🙂


Maria April 26, 2011 um 6:48 pm

This is so amazing! Congratulations! Such an accomplishment !


julie April 26, 2011 um 6:48 pm

Would love a copy of you book! I've really been enjoying reading your blog. You've been on my google feed for about 6 months now.


Caroline April 26, 2011 um 6:48 pm

Congratulations and best wishes for your continued success!!


Truc April 26, 2011 um 6:49 pm

Congratulations Helene! I can't wait to buy the book.


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 6:49 pm

Your first book – wow. Congratulations! I can't wait to see it. Thank you so much for the giveaway (and the cake recipe!).

–Dawn


Ashley April 26, 2011 um 6:49 pm

Congratulations! That cake looks amazing!


Anna April 26, 2011 um 6:50 pm

Thanks for the giveaways! I'd love to win.


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 6:50 pm

Congrats! I can't wait to check it out. (And the video is beautiful!)

Jen


Anne @ Baking Me April 26, 2011 um 6:51 pm

Congratulations on your new book! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!


Rachel Hawks April 26, 2011 um 6:51 pm

I love your blog! These wonderful recipes remind me so much of my days in France! Congrats on the book!


hodgepodgelife April 26, 2011 um 6:51 pm

I'm so excited for you! Congrats and take in the fruits of your labor! Have your cake and eat it too 🙂

dianakim86@gmail.com


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 6:53 pm

congratulations! the book looks incredible i can't wait to thumb through it while eating a piece of chocolate cake :)!


Agnieszka April 26, 2011 um 6:54 pm

Congratulations Helene! The book looks wonderful and so does the cake:)


Sweet Corner April 26, 2011 um 6:55 pm

Congrats, you are inspiration to all of us, amazing!!!


Salt Lake Sugar April 26, 2011 um 6:56 pm

I am so excited to buy this book! Congratulations and thank you!


Serena April 26, 2011 um 6:56 pm

oh dear, that cake sure is inviting… 😀


KJB April 26, 2011 um 6:57 pm

A published author! Congratulations.

Having recenly made the jump to a dlsr, I now find your photographs even more impressive. I am sure that your book will become a 'must read'.

All the best.


Deborah Mele April 26, 2011 um 6:57 pm

Congratulations on the release of your book! I tried to order it from Book Depository as I am now in Italy but it isn't in stock yet here apparently. I thoroughly enjoyed your class in Orlando and am trying to look at my food photos a little differently now after learning from you. I'd LOVE a signed copy of your book! :>)


lo April 26, 2011 um 6:58 pm

Congratulations Helene! The book looks beautiful. I hope I will see this book soon.


Bonnie April 26, 2011 um 6:59 pm

I can't wait to try the cake. The only thing better than eating a slice would be to enjoy the cake while thumbing through your lovely book. Can't wait to see it. Congratulations!


Sandra April 26, 2011 um 6:59 pm

Wow, I was so looking forward to this book.
Congratulations to you and your "crew"!
And I would be very grateful to win a copy of the book…


mdm April 26, 2011 um 7:00 pm

Congrats Helene!! So happy for you! Since I already ordered your book, I woud love to win a wonderful plate from Gleena! 😉
The cake is perfect for such celebration!
Bisous!


Courtney April 26, 2011 um 7:00 pm

Congratulations! I just love reading your blog; you are so talented!


natalia April 26, 2011 um 7:01 pm

Ciao ! thanks to you ! I know it would be impossible to emulate you but I'm sure I have so much to learn I will improve !


Cheryl April 26, 2011 um 7:01 pm

Have been waiting for your book! Congrats!


NicoleD April 26, 2011 um 7:03 pm

Congrats! I just know it will be beautiful and Double Trouble Chocolate Cake? YES!


Crystal April 26, 2011 um 7:05 pm

Congratulations! You deserve it, and now a lot more people can be thankful for your inspiration 🙂


mrsluukkonen April 26, 2011 um 7:05 pm

Congratulations on your book! I always love your photos!!


Caanan April 26, 2011 um 7:05 pm

Congratulations on your book! I'm so excited for you.


Stefan April 26, 2011 um 7:06 pm

Looking forward to reading your book! Your photos always look so amazing, so am hoping to learn as much as I can.


Jessica April 26, 2011 um 7:06 pm

Helene! Congratulations! Taylor made a wonderful video and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Plate To Pixel. I learned so much in your class and I'm sure your book is filled with even more wonderful tips. Congrats again Helene, your first book is an awesome milestone!


Annalise April 26, 2011 um 7:06 pm

I am so excited to get my hands on a copy of your book! I'm at that point where I think I need to take a leap in my food photography, and with the help of great bloggers like you, I think I'll be successful.

Thanks so much for sharing your passion and knowledge with us!


Sara April 26, 2011 um 7:07 pm

Wow, congrats on the book! Gorgeous photos – love those plates! 🙂


ruthinaz April 26, 2011 um 7:07 pm

Congratulations and thank you for sharing the most mouthwatering photos ever!


Jeri Lynn April 26, 2011 um 7:08 pm

Helen, congratulations! I have been so inspired by your beautiful work – and sense of humor. I heard you speak at BlogHer Food in SF and have been enjoying your blog ever since. Congrats again on your (first) book. jl


Julia@Imagelicious April 26, 2011 um 7:08 pm

Congratulations on your book! I really loved the video.


Tricia April 26, 2011 um 7:09 pm

Congratulations again!

This is a wonderful video – truly lovely.

As I've already ordered your book I wouldn't want to deny anyone that gift – but the plates are gorgeous!


Elizabeth April 26, 2011 um 7:09 pm

Helene, I've been reading your blog for a long time. I felt an almost personal pride reading this post and great excitement about the book. (Ordered!) As a writer and former pastry chef I've followed with admiration how you've combined your interests and skills so artfully. I was never that drawn to food photography–it always seemed too slick and fancy–until I discovered different aesthetics and voices like yours, which speaks especially to my love of rustic, nature-inspired pastry. Your work so gracefully evokes the sweetness, and sometimes the sadness, of making and sharing food. Thank you for your inspiration, and heartfelt congratulations.


Lynn Lovejoy April 26, 2011 um 7:10 pm

Congratulations on your book! Those plates are absolutely precious and that cake looks incredibly decadent 🙂 I hope one day to be as talented and have a book published as well, but for now I'll just blog 🙂


kami @ nobiggie.net April 26, 2011 um 7:10 pm

Helene! Congratulations! Your book looks amazing! and that video is beautiful!

So happy for you!


Bridget April 26, 2011 um 7:10 pm

Congratulations! 🙂


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 7:12 pm

I love your site! Your photos are always beautiful, and I love to share them, and your site, with friends – especially since a couple of them are allergic to gluten!


Let Them Eat… April 26, 2011 um 7:12 pm

Stunning! I check daily to see if you've posted and I'm always thrilled when you have. Will your book be available here in the UK? Hope so.


Lindsey April 26, 2011 um 7:12 pm

Congratulations on your book! I'd be thrilled to receive a signed copy of it or the beautiful plates.

I look forward to reading many more wonderful posts in the future. Again, congratulations!


Christina April 26, 2011 um 7:12 pm

Big Congrats! I just pre-ordered your book yesterday and I can´t wait to hold it in my hands!


Kristin April 26, 2011 um 7:13 pm

I'm really looking forward to your book being available and learning some new tips and tricks. Congrats on being able to hold the finished product in your hands!


Dana April 26, 2011 um 7:14 pm

I love your blog, and your photography. I can't wait to see a copy of your book.


Brindavan in the bay area April 26, 2011 um 7:14 pm

Am an amateur when it comes to photography for my blog….would love to read your book


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 7:15 pm

Congrats! I'm very excited to get my hands on your book! You always have such stunning photographs!


Rose Petals Red April 26, 2011 um 7:15 pm

I love to bake and I love photography yet I have not been able to merge the two (a lot of blurry cupcake photos posted to Facebook intended to make family and friends drool, but elicit more of a huh? response) so I cannot wait for your book. I also plan a trip into the world of macarons (I am so scared). Thank you


LyB April 26, 2011 um 7:15 pm

Helene, I am in awe of all that you do and do so well. Toutes mes félicitations!


Magda April 26, 2011 um 7:16 pm

Congratulations Helene! I love your blog so much and your photography even more. I'm getting your book!!
Good luck with everything!


Victoria April 26, 2011 um 7:17 pm

Ganache is the best addition to cake. Better than buttercream every time.


Suzanne April 26, 2011 um 7:18 pm

Congrats, well deserved. Your passion is contagious. I'd love to spend an afternoon in your world. I adore your accent too, lovely work! Suzanne W.


Rosie @ Sweetapolita April 26, 2011 um 7:19 pm

Congratulations, Helene! It's all fabulous: your book, the cake, everything. I cannot wait to study your book religiously! Thank you for inspiring me daily. xo


Meghann Kinney April 26, 2011 um 7:19 pm

I can't wait to look through and discover your book! It looks absolutely beautiful and all of your images inspire me! You are a truly gifted individual!

Meghann!!


Donna Currie April 26, 2011 um 7:20 pm

Congrats on the book! A food photography book is much needed!


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 7:20 pm

You certainly have been busy. What a relief it must be to know you're finished… successfully!

Cheers,

*Heather*


Kepa April 26, 2011 um 7:21 pm

Congratulations on your book. Can't wait to get my own copy.


Matt Kulka April 26, 2011 um 7:22 pm

Congrats on the book! Can't wait to see it


Celia April 26, 2011 um 7:23 pm

Congrats on your first book! I just tried your Nutella cupcake recipe…YUMMERS! Not only do your recipes inspire me, but as do you photos!


Stephanie R. April 26, 2011 um 7:24 pm

what wonderful news! congratulations!!!


Jacqui B April 26, 2011 um 7:25 pm

Congrats on your book!! Love your blog


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 7:25 pm

It seems like a pretty good book. 🙂


Justina April 26, 2011 um 7:26 pm

Congrats on your new book! Such a labour of love.
Thank you for your blog, my Mom and a few friends have recently discovered the causes of their discomfort and your blog has helped everyone. I have even tweeked your recipes to accomidate my sugar-free Dad.


Rocky Mountain Woman April 26, 2011 um 7:29 pm

So happy for you!

The cake, by the way, looks amazing..need to make it this weekend!

xxoo,

RMW


Sylvia April 26, 2011 um 7:29 pm

Mmm cake and congratulations on your book's release!


Miss T April 26, 2011 um 7:29 pm

Gorgeous! you have been my inspiration and I see and learn things everyday from your blog. Congratulations
Miss T
xx


erica April 26, 2011 um 7:30 pm

Congratulations Helene! I am so excited for your book's debut, and can't wait to see inside! I would love to win a copy of it and learn more from your wisdom. 🙂


Rocky Mountain Woman April 26, 2011 um 7:30 pm

Congratulations!

The cake, by the way, looks amazing..


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 7:30 pm

I love this blog! Your photography and cooking are both inspiring!


Megan April 26, 2011 um 7:31 pm

I'm so excited about this! If I don't win a copy I'm totally buying one. I love your photography and can't wait to see what's in the book!!


Kerry April 26, 2011 um 7:32 pm

So excited to buy your book! Congrats on the release – and for showcasing your part of the artsy family DNA. Ha 🙂


Robert Smith April 26, 2011 um 7:32 pm

I love the chocolate cake which made my mouth watering for a slice of this chocotty icing and the cool strawberries.And would love to get a copy of your book and the bin 152 looked so romantic!


Shaina April 26, 2011 um 7:33 pm

I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to page through my book! Love, love, love the book, you and Taylor's gorgeous video of you.


Namitha April 26, 2011 um 7:33 pm

Congratulations Helene ! You are truly inspiring 🙂 Keep up the great work !


frenchgirl1028 April 26, 2011 um 7:33 pm

Congratulations on your first book, Helene! I wish you tremendous success with it! Best wishes! Kelli


Doreen April 26, 2011 um 7:34 pm

congratulations on your book – and delightful video promo!!


frenchgirl1028 April 26, 2011 um 7:34 pm

Congratulations on your book, Helene! I wish you tremendous success with it! Best wishes!


Sharon G April 26, 2011 um 7:35 pm

Congratulations on your book! Can't wait ro read your recipes and look at the amazing pics 🙂


JelliDonut April 26, 2011 um 7:35 pm

Congratulations! Thank YOU for such a great book and giveaway. My birthday is next week and I think I need to make that chocolate cake for myself.


takoxiao April 26, 2011 um 7:36 pm

Congratulations! Can't wait to see your book! 😀


s a s h a April 26, 2011 um 7:42 pm

this is beyond exciting, helene!
i loved the video. you are such an inspiration to me.
i would love a signed copy of your book. i can't wait to meet you in person this next weekend.
i'm counting down my days. 🙂


Frostine April 26, 2011 um 7:44 pm

I would love to win your new book! That chocolate cake looks fabulous!


anne-laure April 26, 2011 um 7:45 pm

Congratulations!
It must feel great to see so much work become something tangible!


Paula – bell'alimento April 26, 2011 um 7:45 pm

So thrilled for you Helene! It's gorgeous! Taylor did a wonderful job shooting the video. I am so lucky to have so many talented friends ; ) xoxo


Alex, Poland April 26, 2011 um 7:46 pm

Congratulations for your first book!!! It was an awesome idea to write a book about food photographing 😉 I'm subscribing your blog for a few months now, mostly because of wonderful pictures. I love baking and cooking ans I'm always searching for new inspirations from abroad 😉 I'm trying to always make a photo, and frankly – I know now that's not an easy task, even if you are good at photographing… And your photos here on the blog and on your website are so inspiring to try harder and make better photos 😉 So I would love to find Your book in my mail/post box 😀
Alex from Poland
tetydamail-alex(at)yahoo(dot)pl
PS. Your friend Asya makes beautiful things 😀


ann April 26, 2011 um 7:49 pm

Congratulations on your new book. I am one of your silent reader for quite a while and enjoy your blog very much. Keep it up …. don't let it stop.


Amber April 26, 2011 um 7:52 pm

Congrats!!


Victoria April 26, 2011 um 7:52 pm

Congratulations!!! I was so excited to see this book, something I've always been interested in doing!


Sade April 26, 2011 um 7:53 pm

Congratulations!

I can't wait till I have an excuse to make that cake (why, yes, I do need one since I am the only chocoholic in the house).


thecoffeebreak April 26, 2011 um 7:53 pm

Congratulation! Thank you for your incredibly inspirational blog!
Wish you all the best and have a good day!


Kimberly Denise April 26, 2011 um 7:56 pm

I cannot wait for my book to arrive! I ordered it with 2-day shipping from Amazon. Can you tell that I am excited about it? Those plates are so lovely. I would love to win one!


caramel à la fleur de sel April 26, 2011 um 7:56 pm

Congratulations on your new book! Here's hoping I win one ^ – ^


The Simple Soiree April 26, 2011 um 7:58 pm

Congratulations, can't wait to read it!


Kathy – Panini Happy April 26, 2011 um 7:58 pm

Congratulations, Helene!! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to pick up the book – how exciting!


Megg April 26, 2011 um 7:58 pm

Congrats! The book looks amazing. Its so good to see all your hard work pay off 🙂


Amandalynn April 26, 2011 um 8:00 pm

I'm so excited!!! I have been waiting for this book since you announced it! Your little video is brilliant and beautiful and I love what you said at the end about how we all see and do things differently and the book isn't about changing that. I'm dying to produce the shots that makes the viewer hungry, just like yours do for me.


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 8:00 pm

congratulations and super yum! those plates are freaking awesome.


Binky April 26, 2011 um 8:00 pm

Wonderful video! As a budding photographer, it was an honor to learn from you in person. Now, I can't wait to have your words and pictures in a lovely book! God bless, and congratulations. 🙂

<3 Binky


Rosa's Yummy Yums April 26, 2011 um 8:03 pm

Congratulations! Your book sounds amazing. I'd love to win a copy… ;-P

A divine cake! So luscious looking.

Cheers,

Rosa


Amy April 26, 2011 um 8:03 pm

Those plates are gorgeous, the cake looks delicious, and congrats on the book!


Amanda April 26, 2011 um 8:03 pm

I can't wait to get my hands on this book! It's just what I've been looking for!


Happy Little Bento April 26, 2011 um 8:04 pm

Exciting! I would love to win your book!


Punto Reves April 26, 2011 um 8:05 pm

Enjoy the fruits of all your hard work… you deserve it!!!! Can't wait to see the book!


LJ April 26, 2011 um 8:05 pm

congrats! your photos and recipes are always so wonderful!


Dawn April 26, 2011 um 8:06 pm

This is so great! Congratulations to you, Helen. In any case I will get your book, as you have been an inspiration to me in so many ways for the past 18 months since I discovered your blog! I recently started to take photos of what I cook/bake (my passion is baking) and it's not that easy…;-)
Thank You!


Minti April 26, 2011 um 8:08 pm

Would love that book…


hailey April 26, 2011 um 8:08 pm

Congratulations! this is very exciting 🙂 i cannot wait to get my hands on a copy soon!


jacqui April 26, 2011 um 8:09 pm

Your book sounds like a labor of love, congratulations! And this cake, wow!


Book of Ruth April 26, 2011 um 8:09 pm

Oh wow! Congratulations, it is hard to believe that the time has arrived. I am looking forward to delving in, whether I win or support you by purchasing one.

I have just convinced myself to commit to a DSLR, as film is becoming harder and harder for me to find and process, it would be great to brush up on my skills at the same time as I learn what life is like with my first SLR younger than me!


L'étudiante April 26, 2011 um 8:09 pm

Congrats ! Even if the book is in English, I'll buy it because it seems to be soooo great !! (like this chocolate cake)


Lynn April 26, 2011 um 8:10 pm

Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.


Shawnda April 26, 2011 um 8:11 pm

Congrats! I can't wait to see the book!


Sara April 26, 2011 um 8:11 pm

Congratulations! I've loved your photos since I first started perusing food blogs. I'd love to win the book, but if I don't, you better believe I'm picking up a copy. 🙂


digitald23783 April 26, 2011 um 8:11 pm

Congratulations on your first and hopefully not last book. Just wanted you to know, that i really love your blog. Keep up the good work! 😉

Greetings from Germany


Sarah April 26, 2011 um 8:13 pm

Congratulations on your book being published, Helene! Your blog/empire has really grown over the years and it has been fun to watch. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.


Marju April 26, 2011 um 8:13 pm

Wow! I learned about your coming (now already published) book few months ago, and I can't tell how excited I was! Now I have placed my order at Amazon and I can't wait to hold it in my hand. If that's so exciting for me, I can't imagine what it feels like to you! 🙂 You are a very lucky and talented girl, congratulations, this must feel like heaven, enjoy the moment!

My big dream is to experience the same one day! You are my inspiration, thank you for that 🙂


paddlemama April 26, 2011 um 8:15 pm

Congratulations!


Lynn April 26, 2011 um 8:15 pm

Congratulations! I can't wait to see it in stores!


Julia Brasileiro April 26, 2011 um 8:15 pm

I want a signed copy too!!!! And even if I don't win this, i'm deffinetly buying a copy!


Cindy April 26, 2011 um 8:15 pm

Beautiful photographs and chocolate cake–now you are just spoiling us! Thank you and congratulations on your book!!!


Kayla April 26, 2011 um 8:16 pm

Congratulations! I can't wait to read the book (whether I win it or not). 🙂


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 8:17 pm

Many congratulations Helene. I always admire your work. This looks fab. I cannot wait to see the book, hopefully one signed by you… 🙂
Have a nice day.


Lauren April 26, 2011 um 8:18 pm

Congratulations!!!


Bea April 26, 2011 um 8:21 pm

Félicitations! J'attendais ce moment impatiemment 🙂 Le livre est déjà commandé et j'espère le recevoir le plus vite possible… Il n'y aura pas d'autographe, certes, mais le plaisir de pouvoir te lire est de toute façon énorme! 🙂

Salutations de Lausanne

B.


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 8:22 pm

Congratulations! One day I'm gonna get there (to book-publishing land, that is) and being inspired by work like yours is the only way to keep going some days!


Sareberry April 26, 2011 um 8:23 pm

I can only dream of taking such beautiful photos!


Andrea Diaz April 26, 2011 um 8:23 pm

I got my camera for Christmas and want to learn as much as possible. Your book would be a great way to learn.
congratulations


Laetitia April 26, 2011 um 8:26 pm

That's great news !!! Congratulations for all the hard work and I'm sure a wonderful book that I look forward to read :))


Ria Mathew April 26, 2011 um 8:27 pm

Congratulations!! I loved the video! You are such a natural behind the camera as well as in front of it. I'm sure this book is going to create a 'tsunami' amongst all food photography-loving people!

May you find opportunities to write more and more ! Congrats,once again!


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 8:29 pm

Congratulations. I am a huge fan of the blog and I am sure the book will be a success.


Marisunnychan April 26, 2011 um 8:30 pm

Congratulations on the book and the video! It all looks so nice!


Audie April 26, 2011 um 8:32 pm

Whether I win or not, I'm excited to get your book!


Austin April 26, 2011 um 8:33 pm

So many people with new books coming out! I'm looking forward to yours!


Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo April 26, 2011 um 8:34 pm

I have it preordered on Amazon UK,but it is still not available..I hope I get it soon,I am eager to see it!!!


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 8:34 pm

I think that the excellent superpower of you is that you remind people that they want to cook more. Sharing delicious is such an honest thing between humans.
Congratulations

B Quinn


Melissa Crane April 26, 2011 um 8:36 pm

Congratulations on the book! I ordered mine this weekend, and I can't wait to get my hands on it. But, I wanted to leave a comment, nonetheless! A signed copy of the book and cute plates! Yes, please!

And to Taylor – great job on the video! I might have to get some videography tips from him once I (finally) give in and get a Mark ii.


StylinMommy April 26, 2011 um 8:37 pm

CONGRATS! can't wait to see the book and the cake looks, as usual, like something i want to scarf down in a minute or less!


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 8:37 pm

Congratulations! I am a huge fan of your blog and the beautiful art you create. I can't wait to read your book!


Sarah F April 26, 2011 um 8:37 pm

What an amazing combo – beautiful photography and beautiful plates! I would love to welcome both the book and the plates into my home 🙂


Anna April 26, 2011 um 8:42 pm

Congratulations! Such an exciting accomplishment!


Misty April 26, 2011 um 8:43 pm

Congrats! Do the plates come pre-caked? 🙂


Darcy April 26, 2011 um 8:43 pm

Congrats on the book release…what an amazing feeling that must be for you! I CANNOT wait to get my hands on a copy of it!!! It looks amazing.


Phoo-D April 26, 2011 um 8:45 pm

Congratulations Helene! What a big accomplishment. I can't wait to look through your book.


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 8:46 pm

Congrats for your new born book!! i´m sure this book will be a reference for food photographers and bloggers. If i´m not lucky enough to get the giveaway, i will get it throgh amazon.


JessA April 26, 2011 um 8:47 pm

thank you for your beautiful inspirations, merci!


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 8:50 pm

Looking forward to checking out your new book! Congratulations on your accomplishment!


Le Boudoir Gourmand April 26, 2011 um 8:53 pm

Great video can't wait to read your book, I already love your blog, I'm sure your book will be my new "livre de chevet" ;-). I would also like to enter your giveaway, it would be so cool to win a signed copy and I love Gleena's ceramics !! Mélody


Meghan April 26, 2011 um 8:54 pm

Aw man, I don't even know if I could wait for a the giveaway! I might need to purchase one for myself and like 3 other people!


Julie from TheLittleKitchen.net April 26, 2011 um 8:58 pm

Congratulations, Helene! I'm so happy for you! The video was beautiful and I love that Bill was in it too! You know my copy is probably at home right now but I would love to win the plates! 🙂


joy April 26, 2011 um 8:59 pm

I never realized how difficult it is to photograph food until I tried! Congratulations to you. Your food is delicious and lovely.


Magpie April 26, 2011 um 9:05 pm

Congratulations! Your pictures and recipes are so inspiring!! I can't wait for your book!


Ruth April 26, 2011 um 9:05 pm

Congratulations! The book sounds awesome!


Katie April 26, 2011 um 9:06 pm

Lovely! That cake looks so wonderful I almost drooled.

We hung up your photograph of pears in our dining room in a green frame. We love it.


Calantha April 26, 2011 um 9:06 pm

Congratulations! It looks absolutely stunning, which is to be expected 🙂


Steph April 26, 2011 um 9:08 pm

Wow, congrats on the book. I am sure it is amazing!


De yummyblogsisters April 26, 2011 um 9:11 pm

congratulations! it must be such a great feeling to hold your own book in your hands. Like you say in the video, I feel lucky also to have discovered your blog and now to read your book where you share your talent with us. Un grand merci!


michllees1224 April 26, 2011 um 9:12 pm

congrats on your book ! it would be a great gift for my friend drea … so if i don't win i will get it for her for the next holiday ( anyone i can think of maybe happy memorial day )


Melanie from Brave the Kitchen April 26, 2011 um 9:13 pm

Congratulations, Helene. I know you are very proud of your accomplishment. The video promo is also very elegant. I look forward to reading your book and discovering all the wonderful pointers I know it will provide.


Erin April 26, 2011 um 9:13 pm

That cake looks divine. I love looking at your blog. Everything looks beautiful that you make. I've tried to be better at presentation now because of your example.

smilin_chick@hotmail.com


Claudia April 26, 2011 um 9:18 pm

Congratulations!! Your photography is phenomenal, always inspiring!!!


Brianne April 26, 2011 um 9:22 pm

What a lovely video Helene. Congratulations on your well deserved success. You rock!


Catie April 26, 2011 um 9:22 pm

congratulations!


Paulina M April 26, 2011 um 9:24 pm

I have been waiting for this day for quite a time. You are an inspiration!


Anna April 26, 2011 um 9:24 pm

Oh wow, I can't wait to see how the book turned out. I'm sure it will be fabulous! And I adore those plates. Fantastic giveaway and the chocolate cake is the best way to celebrate. Congrats!


Jay & Heather April 26, 2011 um 9:29 pm

I love your blog! I would also love a copy of your book, each time I look at the food it makes my mouth water! Thanks for all the recipes!


Zoe April 26, 2011 um 9:32 pm

I loved watching the video, so inspirational and it was a pleasure to hear your voice. I would love to read your book and learn more about how to improve my food photography and styling. The chocolate cake looks delish and the photograph is so inviting! I love those plates since I first saw them here on your blog.


Macu -Tengo un horno y sé cómo usarlo April 26, 2011 um 9:34 pm

It's been ages since I preordered your book in Amazon. But, I would love to have a signed copy, too.
Congrats!
YOU DID IT. It is real now.


Michelle Stiles April 26, 2011 um 9:38 pm

I LOVED the video and I am so excited for you and even more to get my hands on a copy!


Karen April 26, 2011 um 9:39 pm

Congratulations!!!!!


Misia April 26, 2011 um 9:39 pm

Congratulations! I've been waiting for your book as your styling and pictures are my favourites when it comes to food photography. Love the light, colours and composition. 🙂
Now I just need to check if Amazon will ship to Poland… or find a friend from US who will send it to me 🙂
All the best!


that kate April 26, 2011 um 9:41 pm

It all looks mouth-wateringly amazing!


Kim April 26, 2011 um 9:42 pm

I cannot wait to go get a copy of your book! The way that you bake, cook, photograph , and write is so wonderful and inspiring!


Irene April 26, 2011 um 9:42 pm

Oh my gosh, Helen, congratulations! I am elated for you! Since having Lily, I don't get a chance to read many blogs anymore (well, any 🙁 ) but this caught my eye and wow, yay, and finally! You are so talented and you surely deserve this. I hope your book is a great success! No, I know it will be. Congratulations again!


Susan April 26, 2011 um 9:43 pm

Helene,
I am researching to buy my first DSLR camera and your book would be so wonderful to have to help me along in my food photography!
Your book is absolutely beautiful.
Susan


Lindsey April 26, 2011 um 9:46 pm

omg! your book is EXACTLY what my life needs! beautiful inspiring pics & guidelines to help mold my photography (or lack there of ha!) skills 😀


terri April 26, 2011 um 9:47 pm

what a beautiful video! congratulations on your book!


Allison the Meep April 26, 2011 um 9:48 pm

Congratulations! Your work is beautiful and inspiring!


Ginger G April 26, 2011 um 9:50 pm

… love the vimeo and recipe. Congrats on the book. Hoping to get a camera for MDay!


Mollie April 26, 2011 um 9:52 pm

Congratulations!!!! That is such wonderful news! And your chocolate cake looks absolutely amazing!


Diana Sh P April 26, 2011 um 9:54 pm

Congratulations! Your work is AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see the book…


Kate Kintzel April 26, 2011 um 9:54 pm

Helene, the book looks wonderful and I'm so inspired by your work. I'd love to have a signed copy of Plate To Pixel!


Schnitzel and the Trout April 26, 2011 um 9:57 pm

Congratulations! I love your blog. You are so special to share your talent with all of us. Thank you.


Eve Harvey April 26, 2011 um 9:58 pm

Congrats! I'm really looking forward to picking up a copy of your book!


Scubabe April 26, 2011 um 10:03 pm

Your book looks phenomenal, I really hope I am lucky enough to win a copy but if not I have a funny feeling a copy of your book will be gracing my shelves sometime soon regardless 🙂

Thank you so much for sharing everything you do with all of us, I love this blog!


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 10:04 pm

Congratulations!! The trailor looks amazing, and that cake! oh my 🙂


Sari @ Cook Your Dream April 26, 2011 um 10:04 pm

Congratulations on your book, Helene! I can't wait to get my copy and start learning from your experience. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!
The video is brilliant! I love it. It was so lovely to hear your voice. You sound like a very nice and kind person. I really hope I will get a chance to meet you some day!


Barbara April 26, 2011 um 10:07 pm

Congratulations Helene. Such an achievement. Have fun celebrating with your parents. Give your Mum a hug from me. I'm on my last chemo this week.


anna April 26, 2011 um 10:08 pm

Congratulations!It looks great!


Alessa April 26, 2011 um 10:08 pm

Congratulations! Reading you blog always makes me happy and you photos have a great part in that!


Kelli April 26, 2011 um 10:16 pm

Wow, I'm so impressed and am fascinated by your work and new book! I've started cooking and taking photos of my food for my blog and can see how this book is exactly what I need right now to help me improve each photo. I can't wait to read your book and get inspired! Congratulations!


mirabelle April 26, 2011 um 10:23 pm

Congratulations! Cannot wait to see the book in person!


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 10:29 pm

Congratulations! here's to hoping for m usually poor luck


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 10:35 pm

This book sounds awesome! Congrats!


Celeste April 26, 2011 um 10:36 pm

You are such an inspiration! Can't wait to see the book! 🙂


Unknown April 26, 2011 um 10:37 pm

Congrats on the book release!!! =)


hilary April 26, 2011 um 10:41 pm

271 comments already! I don't see great odds of winning, but I couldn't resist trying anyway — love the video promo. and that you give so many great gluten-free dessert recipes on the site. My gluten-free friends thank you 🙂


The Chocolate Covered Kitchen April 26, 2011 um 10:43 pm

Aren't we the lucky ones to finally be able to read your book! Congratulations and thank you; I've been hoping to find just such a book, you inspire us all.


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 10:46 pm

Whenever I'm stuck for inspiration when styling food I come to your site because your pictures are perfect and recipes delectable. Congratulations on your book – it sounded like such a great and joyful experience! And the plates are gorgeous too!


Ellen April 26, 2011 um 10:53 pm

What a treat this will be! Congratulations & Thank You!


fluffbuff April 26, 2011 um 10:56 pm

Congratulazioni, felicitations!
I look forward to reading your book. 🙂


Carolyn April 26, 2011 um 10:56 pm

oh my goodness! congrats on your beautiful book!


Kouka April 26, 2011 um 10:57 pm

Toutes mes félicitations Hélène!!! La vidéo est très réussie et je suis ravie de voir qui se cache derrière ces superbes photos!! J'ai vraiment hâte d'avoir ton livre entre mes mains:)


Stephanie April 26, 2011 um 10:58 pm

Congratulations!! I am so excited to read your book!


aubrey April 26, 2011 um 11:02 pm

Congrats! Cake looks lovely!


melissa April 26, 2011 um 11:05 pm

Congrats! I've been looking forward to your book for awhile now!


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 11:06 pm

Congratulations!!! Can`t wait to see your book! Love your blog! Olly


Lulu"s Sweet Secrets April 26, 2011 um 11:06 pm

Congratulations Helene! I can't wait to buy your book! I love your work!


LoveandConfections April 26, 2011 um 11:10 pm

Congratulations Helene! I cannot wait to see the book. You are such an inspiration and I admire your work so much. I wish you continued success and hope this book goes to the top of the charts!
Much love and smiles,
Terri @ Love & Confections ^_^


KG3 April 26, 2011 um 11:11 pm

It is wonderful to hear you speak and watch you walk and talk after seeing your beautiful photographs and ready your posts for so long now. Congratulations on completing this book adventure. May it be the first of many!


Christine April 26, 2011 um 11:16 pm

Congratulations Hélène on the release of your new book. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and browse through your gorgeous photographs and read all about it.


christina April 26, 2011 um 11:19 pm

congratulations! you must be SO SO excited 🙂 must check it out. thanks for the giveaway!


chocolate and chanel April 26, 2011 um 11:22 pm

congratulations! i would love a copy of your book.


Amy April 26, 2011 um 11:24 pm

Congratulations!!

@__@ also, that cake looks amazing!!


Casey Bahr April 26, 2011 um 11:27 pm

congrats! This looks awesome! Have a great day!


Talita April 26, 2011 um 11:30 pm

I can't wait to get my own copy for an endless supply of inspiration!


Kim Herrington April 26, 2011 um 11:40 pm

Félicitations Hélène! Soyez fière de votre travaille! J'espère qu'un jour je peux être autant fière de le mien! You always encourage me to keep working!


Charlotte April 26, 2011 um 11:42 pm

Congratulations! It looks like an amazing book and something I am going to need to get! Your pictures are just beautiful!


rosanna April 26, 2011 um 11:45 pm

I can't wait for the book to come out! Congratulations!


Anonymous April 26, 2011 um 11:46 pm

Congrats on the book! Can't wait to see it!


Gosia April 26, 2011 um 11:49 pm

Oh, Helene, nothing could be more exciting than to have in my hands the book you've created. The gorgeousness that's the part of each of your blog posts has been cheering me on and motivating my photography for a few years now. I can't say in words how happy I am for your tremendous success now, and many more to come. Best wishes. Gosia


SML April 26, 2011 um 11:53 pm

Congratulations for everything… the book and the cake. Both seems delicious. And I want one, signed by you. 😉 I really love your work.

Thanks for sharing so much with your readers/fans.

Sandra (Portugal)


Natalie Gabriela April 26, 2011 um 11:55 pm

Congratulations!!!!! I can't wait to see the book.


Marianne April 26, 2011 um 11:57 pm

Felicitations!! It must be amazing to see the fruits of your labor finally come together.

The book looks awesome, great video!


girlleastlikely April 27, 2011 um 12:02 am

Wow! Congratulations on your book! I can't even imagine how excited and relieved and proud you must feel! I can't wait to pick up my own copy!

The cake also looks absolutely beautiful and delicious!


Amy Beth April 27, 2011 um 12:03 am

Congratulations on the book! Cant wait to get it!


sally April 27, 2011 um 12:03 am

Congratulations on your new book! I can't wait to check it out!


Evelin April 27, 2011 um 12:06 am

I am so happy for you!
you're such an inspirating person and photographer 🙂


Jo April 27, 2011 um 12:10 am

Congratulations and finally we get to enjoy your work in print! I simply adore your pictures and it gives me inspiration to take better photos.


Michelle Hollands April 27, 2011 um 12:11 am

Hello! Oh Wow…I would LOVE to win your book!!
I stumbled across your blog a couple of weeks ago and you inspired me to try some food photography for the first time (I am usually a lifestyle photographer). I baked a NY cheesecake over the long weekend and snapped away. Not fabulous but a decent first attempt.
My next challenge is to make macarons and i will have your handy tutorial in hand as i attempt it! 🙂
michellebeard1@gmail.com


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 12:13 am

Wow. I want some of that chocolate cake NOW.


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 12:15 am

This cake looks incredible!

I've only recently started being interested in cooking/baking and one of the reasons is because of beautiful food blogs like yours! Thank you!


jfjdb April 27, 2011 um 12:18 am

Congratulations! Your food, photography, and writing are/look/feel divine.


KJ April 27, 2011 um 12:18 am

Congratulations. I would love a book.


Claire April 27, 2011 um 12:22 am

Your book popped up in my Amazon "New for You" recommendations section today, and it brought a smile to my face. A heartfelt congratulations to you!


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 12:26 am

Congrats! Can't wait to pick up a copy!


K and S April 27, 2011 um 12:26 am

congratulations!


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 12:30 am

Congratulations!! everything looks great!


Robin April 27, 2011 um 12:35 am

Congratulations, I can't wait to read it and start improving my photos.


Sarah April 27, 2011 um 12:35 am

I would love to read your book and enjoyed the little video! Beautiful images 🙂


Liz April 27, 2011 um 12:41 am

Congratulations! I've added the book to my Amazon wishlist (in case I don't win, of course) and am so excited to read it and learn how to take pictures as beautiful as yours.


mkirsch April 27, 2011 um 12:43 am

Oh congrats! This book looks amazing! Love your blog and your style


Allison C April 27, 2011 um 12:47 am

I LOVE your title! I'm sort of a pixel junkie and now I'm a drooling pixel junkie because that cake looks so tasty!


Stephanie April 27, 2011 um 12:53 am

Congratulations on your book! That cake looks delicious 😀


Kiwi.Fruit April 27, 2011 um 12:54 am

Congrats Helene!! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to get hold of your book, though a signed one would be even more amazing, I'm sure 🙂

And that chocolate cake looks delicious! I'l definatly have to try it out asap! (chocolate cake is one of my favorite things to make!)


Tiffany April 27, 2011 um 12:56 am

I've enjoyed your blog for a while now and I really enjoy reading about food photography. I have my own food blog and am trying to get better at taking pictures, so I would love to win a copy of your book 🙂 Your video is very good!


Dewi April 27, 2011 um 12:57 am

I've always dreamed to have one of Gleena's ceramic, and of course P2P book as well. Would love to win both!


Lauren April 27, 2011 um 1:02 am

I can't wait to read it!!!


Teann April 27, 2011 um 1:02 am

Came across your video today on twitter and was taken back by your honesty and genuine nature. As a student, this will become a great book to have 🙂


Anonymous April 27, 2011 um 1:04 am

Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited to have a look in your book because no matter what I'll be getting it! Those ceramic plates are darling too – and having that amazing looking cake on top certainly doesn't hurt their appeal!


Kristianna April 27, 2011 um 1:04 am

Oh my gosh, congratulations on the book. I am trying hard to justify buying it… I'll probably work my way around to justifying it, knowing me, even though I have no reason beyond loving your blog and especially those food photos.

I have decided to figure out how to whitewash my picnic table because I love that wood you often use as a backdrop THAT much. again, Congrats!


Katrina April 27, 2011 um 1:21 am

Congratulations on your first book! Always did love those plates 🙂


Katrina April 27, 2011 um 1:24 am

Congratulations on your first book! And I always did love those plates 🙂


Dawn April 27, 2011 um 1:27 am

Congrats!!! What an accomplishment!


Rin April 27, 2011 um 1:30 am

Congratulations! Your food styling is amazing as always.


KarlandBethany April 27, 2011 um 1:32 am

Helene,

Congrats on your hard work; the book looks wonderful! I so appreciate your visual artistry with food. Thank you for sharing with all of us; you are inspiring!

:-), Bethany


Megan April 27, 2011 um 1:35 am

So excited about your book– congratulations!!!


Lani April 27, 2011 um 1:37 am

I have been following your blog for over a year and I love seeing what new ideas you come up with. It is inspiring to me as a young and new pastry chef. The flavour combinations, quirky setups, fresh produce and individual homewares continue to excite and engage me. It would be one of the greatest things to be able to see more and more of your work and ideas in the one stop and use your book as a learning tool. Super excited to get my hands on my own copy of the book.


Isa April 27, 2011 um 1:38 am

Félicitations! What a labor of love! And a hug right back to you. 🙂


Pilarh April 27, 2011 um 1:38 am

I just bought the book from Amazon. Congrats! and so looking forward to read it.
Best luck and I hope to come to Houston to sign my copy.


BeckyNeighbor April 27, 2011 um 1:45 am

Congrats! You do beautiful work!


Averie April 27, 2011 um 1:47 am

Congrats, Helen!!!! What an accomplishment!

And that cake…oh boy. Wonderful.

Great video as well…so happy for you!


Jade April 27, 2011 um 1:47 am

Congratulations on your book! It looks so lovely, and I could definitely use some help with my food styling and photography (though I'm getting better and better at the making food bit 😉 )


Amy Terral April 27, 2011 um 1:54 am

congratulations on your new book and I can't wait to try the chocolate cake…yum!


Allison Mannella April 27, 2011 um 1:59 am

Congratulations – I am so excited to see your beautiful work!


Michelle Young April 27, 2011 um 1:59 am

Congratulations and jubilations on your book. Simply adore your photos.


Talia April 27, 2011 um 2:01 am

YAY, book! Congratulation and thank you for all of the work you do for the blog as well. I've enjoyed both your beautiful photos and your recipes.


Erin April 27, 2011 um 2:03 am

Congratulations! It was a very smart publisher who offered you a book deal. Can't wait to pick one up 🙂


Summer April 27, 2011 um 2:03 am

Wonderful promo video and CONGRATS on the book! I've been a fan of your work for a while now. 🙂


Dory April 27, 2011 um 2:04 am

Your video looks inspiring. I'm sure the book is just as good. I'm sure it will be helpful for my food blogging too. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.


Cathy April 27, 2011 um 2:08 am

Congratulations! I'd love to learn more about food photography. Especially since I take pictures in the kitchen with artificial light. I'm not usually cooking or baking when it's light outside.


Candice April 27, 2011 um 2:15 am

Congratulations on your book and I'm sure it's just the start of other good things to come! And that cake…I can actually taste it just by looking at it.


kiwismile April 27, 2011 um 2:17 am

Congratulations on your first book! I LOVE your photographs, styling, and the food you cook or bake. I am also a (dedicated) amateur photographer and baker, and I have been so looking forward to reading your book.
And I also would like to say thank you because your blog has been an inspiration for me ever since I discovered your blog about a year ago. Thank you very much, and congratulations again.
(And thank you for sharing a little story about your family and especially about your brother who passed away… his photographs are beautiful. I must tell you that I am quite a francophile and a big fun of Paris, having a lot of French friends in Paris. The photograph of a bike your brother took seems to capture the atmosphere and attitude of Paris so well.)


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 2:18 am

Congratulations! I put this book on my wish list the day I first heard about it. Owning a signed copy would be amazing.


Stephanie April 27, 2011 um 2:20 am

Congratulations! You must be so relieved and excited at the same time!


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 2:24 am

congratulations! what a fantastic achievement


steph25 April 27, 2011 um 2:27 am

Wow, Helene. Your book looks fabulous. Thank you so much for all your hard, dedicated work.


onescrappychick April 27, 2011 um 2:37 am

Congratulations!!!! That is awesome.


Jess April 27, 2011 um 2:46 am

Congratulations! I am so excited to see your book. Thanks for sharing yourself with the world! That is the greatest gift you have to give.


susan April 27, 2011 um 2:47 am

Congrats, Helene! You deserve all the success that has graced you over this past year. You are generous, kind, humerous and oh-so talented. I am grateful to know you! xx


Rachel April 27, 2011 um 2:48 am

Congrats! That cake looks heavenly. I absolutely enjoy looking at your beautiful photographs, and can't wait to see how your book turned out!


Anonymous April 27, 2011 um 2:51 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous work! Your site never fails to make me feel hungry and want to push my humble cooking and photography skills further. Good Luck with the book am sure it will be a big success and congratulations on realising a dream.


Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot April 27, 2011 um 2:54 am

Congratulations on your new book! I am so excited to get a copy of Plate to Pixel for my very own. Regardless of winning the giveaway or not I'm ordering my own copy right away!


Karen April 27, 2011 um 2:54 am

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your book. I've gotten books on shooting and food styling before, but they weren't very helpful. Your photos are always gorgeous…like that chocolate cake – yum! Now where did I leave my apron…


faithy April 27, 2011 um 2:54 am

Hi Congrats! I left a comment on flickr and i thought i'll ask the question here again, after looking at the recipe, i'm confused as to how many baking pans are required? 1 deep 9" baking pan or more? As later you mentioned to divide the batter between the pans? But later again say to divide cake into 3? Please advise. Thanks!


Hannah April 27, 2011 um 2:55 am

Helen, "congratulations" doesn't even begin to cover the warm wishes I want to send you… I'm so thrilled and excited about your book, the food photography world has been hungering for just such a text for ages! I have fingers and toes crossed that I'll win, but if luck is not on my side, would you be interested in exchanging books? I just got the first copies of mine today! 🙂


Banannas April 27, 2011 um 2:57 am

Congratulations–I'm greatly anticipating the release of your book!


Cindy Ruth April 27, 2011 um 3:06 am

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to read the book. I'm sure it's full of very helpful info. Would love to win it also.


kaw4573 April 27, 2011 um 3:06 am

Congratulations! I am excited to make my way through the new book. Kelly


Lisa Dolph April 27, 2011 um 3:07 am

Hey, a friend sent me here. I Would love to win the book and beautiful plates 🙂 Your photos are beautiful!


The Whimsical Wife April 27, 2011 um 3:14 am

I have been following your journey with this cookbook over the last few months through your enticing and gorgeous blog! Congratulations for the completion of this wonderful cook book! It would be a true honour to win a signed copy! Thanks for your inspiring pictures and recipes!


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 3:17 am

Congratulations! I'm always astonished at how amazing all of your photographs look, so I can't wait to get a chance to see your new book!


April April 27, 2011 um 3:19 am

This is terribly exciting! your blog is lovely as will be your book! And now all I want to do is eat chocolate cake 🙂
April


Human Potpourri April 27, 2011 um 3:19 am

Wow! Congratulations!


Vanessa April 27, 2011 um 3:19 am

Gosh, congrats on the new book!! That video is awesome! You and Taylor are both so talented!! It's super inspiring to me with my own journey to improve my photography. Wishing you SO much success.


Laura April 27, 2011 um 3:23 am

Congratulations! I am so happy for you, you are talented and you worked hard at it.

Can't wait to see it!


Michelle April 27, 2011 um 3:25 am

ive been awaiting the book since u first mentioned it. i've been a long reader of your blog and i knew that i must get the book somehow. cant wait to get my hands on it and i hope my local bookstores carry it. 🙂 congrats to your amazing work!


Anonymous April 27, 2011 um 3:25 am

I finally get to hold it?! Wow!


Cooked With Love April 27, 2011 um 3:25 am

Your pictures look gorgeous as always. I would love to have a signed copy of your book!


Mellybrown April 27, 2011 um 3:26 am

Love those little milk jugs and straws. So cute. Congratulations on your book!
mellybrown@aol.com


Amy April 27, 2011 um 3:28 am

Congratulations on your book! What an exciting day!


Rebecca April 27, 2011 um 3:37 am

Congratulations! Wishing you all the best 🙂 HOW EXCITING!!!


Oli April 27, 2011 um 3:40 am

I am so excited about this book. I can't wait to own it and devour it! Congratulations and thank you for sharing all that you have learned with us.


jarnizzl April 27, 2011 um 3:45 am

that is so fantastic-you deserve a bit of congrats! love your site. 🙂


Susana I. April 27, 2011 um 3:48 am

Congratulations! I´m sure the book is going to have great pictures and nice recipes!!


Return to Sunday Supper℠ April 27, 2011 um 3:55 am

Congratulations on your book! You are such an inspiration to so many….thank you!


jocelyn teo April 27, 2011 um 4:05 am

whutttt, it's already at 300++ comments? oh wells, for that book and all those inspiring photos, here's a shot anyways! 🙂

Congratulations Helene!! Thank you for providing me with your inspirational blog posts, certainly has helped as I sculpt miniature food and am constantly delving in your blog for inspirations! 🙂

-crossing my fingers to be one of the lucky ones! 🙂


magnifique_f8h April 27, 2011 um 4:15 am

Congratulations! 🙂 I hope I'm eligible for the giveaway if I'm from another country. *crosses fingers*

P.S. Your family sounds amazing!


Hayanna April 27, 2011 um 4:17 am

I cannot wait until your book comes out! Congratulations!


Jeanee April 27, 2011 um 4:33 am

Wonderful! I've been following your blog for nearly a year & I always swoon over your images. Congrats on your accomplishment!


soo April 27, 2011 um 4:38 am

Wow, congratulations!!! As a long time reader, I'm so happy for you – I'll definitely be buying 🙂

soo.


Simply Mel {Reverie} April 27, 2011 um 4:44 am

I do hope you celebrated with a few glasses of bubbly! Congratulations!


Foodie Ann April 27, 2011 um 4:57 am

Woww… The video is so inspiring….:) You are truly inspirational
Cheers, Ann


Lisa April 27, 2011 um 5:08 am

Oh congratulations!
You have worked so hard for this and we're all so proud. Cannot wait to get a copy, I've already hinted to my husband it would be a perfect gift 🙂


nadine paduart April 27, 2011 um 5:13 am

i say wow, and congratulate you on a product you have been working so hard on, i'm sure… it's all looking so appetizing, as ever.
n♥


Nadia April 27, 2011 um 5:15 am

Congratulations on the book! Can't wait to get my hands on it :)))


Jen April 27, 2011 um 5:20 am

CONGRATS! Helene, your work is so beautiful. I can't wait to get myself a copy!


Candace April 27, 2011 um 5:25 am

Love you blog! You are fantastic!!!! =)


All That's Left Are The Crumbs April 27, 2011 um 5:25 am

Congratulations! Your books looks like a revelation in print and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be my lucky day.


Abby April 27, 2011 um 5:28 am

Congratulations!


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 5:51 am

Congratulations on the book, and thank you for the cake recipe! My GF-friend will be quite happy in a couple weeks.


Kari V. April 27, 2011 um 5:52 am

Wow! This is so exciting! I can't wait to get my hands on this book…congratulations!!


sarah April 27, 2011 um 6:05 am

Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment!


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 6:34 am

I love chocolate and I love cake. I really, really, really love chocolate cake.


BoGDan April 27, 2011 um 7:00 am

Congrats on the book. The cake looks so appetizing!


dranosor April 27, 2011 um 7:05 am

Toutes mes félicitations pour la publications de ton superbe livre.

J'ai le projet d'écrire un livre de recettes de pâtisserie et pain sans gluten, mais malheureusement, je n'ai pas ton talent pour la photo culinaire.


rahel April 27, 2011 um 7:06 am

Dear Helene- Congratualtions to your book. I am sure it turned out great with loads of wonderful recipes and pictures!


Kina April 27, 2011 um 7:12 am

As a usual reader of your blog, I'm sure it's a wonderful book. Congratulations from Italy!


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 7:27 am

Congratulations!! I've been hearing so much about your book all over Twitter… I can't wait to get my hands on it one day – if not thru your giveaway! =)

btw, i love how the video gives us a glimpse into the process behind your gorgeous photos!

~ Lillian at sweetsbysillianah dot com


lubnakarim06 April 27, 2011 um 7:28 am

Congrats dear and wish u all the good luck….hope all u r dreams come true….waiting to get hold of one copy…awesome giveaway…fingers crossed….love those plates too…perfect for pictures…..Double chocolate cake is perfect for the celebration….yum…


Ate_Liza April 27, 2011 um 7:30 am

Congratulations! Cant wait to read it!


Crumbs N Crust April 27, 2011 um 7:39 am

Congratulations Helen ! I'm so very Happy for You !
I love what you do and so inspired by your work.

Would love to win a signed copy of your book ! Can't wait to see it = )

Blessings
Christine


blaseandrose April 27, 2011 um 7:54 am

I love your blog and would love to love your book! Thanks very much xx


Spicy Green Mango April 27, 2011 um 8:02 am

Congrats to a finally getting in print what I've been drooling over all along! Love, love your blog!


Heidi Leon Monges April 27, 2011 um 8:33 am

well, how should I start this comment but without Thank YOU?. I can´t.

Thank you for all the hard work you have put on this book (which I can´t wait to get my hands on!) and for your generosity to share your tips that hopefully will inspire and spark the rest of us to find our visual voice.

Merci encore for putting this video together, it gives a more personal dimension to listen your voice. (btw, I´m so impressed with your English accent, NO french accent at all, unlke my hubby and his strong Aixose accent..)


Adrienne C April 27, 2011 um 8:34 am

Congratulations! I love photography and I've been waiting for your book for so long! Your photographs do make me want to eat everything even if I don't usually like it!


Anonymous April 27, 2011 um 8:35 am

Congrats on the release of your book! (I think I will purchase a copy even if I don't win!) Your site is fantastic, thanks for offering the giveaway!


Kay April 27, 2011 um 8:40 am

Congratulations on your book! Will definitely check it out. =)


Lavanya April 27, 2011 um 8:42 am

Congratulations!! I have always been a big fan of your photography!
And to have them in the form of a book which will teach me….am thrilled 🙂


Venetia April 27, 2011 um 9:18 am

Congratulations! And one question, why does Amazon UK show the book as "Foodography"? Has it got a different title in the UK than in the US?


Ledina April 27, 2011 um 9:23 am

Congratulations on your book! And that cake looks amazing!!!


Allie April 27, 2011 um 9:34 am

So fun! I'd love a copy!


Divya Kudua April 27, 2011 um 9:57 am

Congrats on your fine achievement!!


queencake and titangirl April 27, 2011 um 9:57 am

congratulations, you must be so proud! and the cake looks lovely and yummy, must make this for my son when he cpmes back from his holiday on sunday!
thanks for sharing; best from berlin,anja xx


Ana-Marija April 27, 2011 um 10:19 am

Congratulations on your book. I was really looking forward to it for a long time and now I can't wait to see it. Btw, great video


Anonymous April 27, 2011 um 10:33 am

Congratulations! Shame, in Poland it's almost impossible to get it 🙁
Still, I can always look into your blog here 😉


Ana-Maria April 27, 2011 um 10:51 am

Congratulations for the wonderful book. Hope to win to get my copy.If not, I'm still going to buy it! 🙂 anamaria.popescu1@yahoo.com


Kimanh xo April 27, 2011 um 10:55 am

The book, the plates, the recipes, the photos… to be honest I wish I was you.. I would love to have my own published recipe book.

Good on you! I hope you feel immensely accomplished and can put your feet up now..


TROTAMUNDOS April 27, 2011 um 11:09 am

delicious¡¡


Jane April 27, 2011 um 11:19 am

Oh, Helen, bravo! What a leap of faith you've taken. Just brilliant. I'm sure it will be a huge success. J x


SousChef to YummySoup! April 27, 2011 um 11:22 am

OMG! I am SO EXCITED!!! o/ I want your book!!!! Yay!!! 🙂


Betsy April 27, 2011 um 11:31 am

Congratulations on your new book! I would love to have a copy!! Thanks for all the inspiration 🙂


Roberta Galea April 27, 2011 um 11:35 am

The video is so inspiring! Oh how i would love a signed copy of your book, it would make my year 🙂

Congrats for the book launch 🙂


Irene April 27, 2011 um 11:37 am

these are great news! i'd love to win a copy. many greetings from vienna 🙂


Jenna Noll April 27, 2011 um 11:45 am

That is so awesome! I would love to read your book!

-Jenna


Dawn April 27, 2011 um 11:48 am

Congratulations Helene, I cannot wait to buy your book. You are an amazing Photographer, I love perusing your site for inspiration. Thank you for sharing your tips and advice…I'm always trying to get the perfect food shot (with little success)!


Evie the Baker's mum, Germany April 27, 2011 um 11:50 am

Well done! Can't wait to see the book, bet it will be amazing!


Shanon April 27, 2011 um 11:54 am

Congratulations…I absolutely cannot wait to get my own copy. 🙂


shend April 27, 2011 um 11:58 am

I am so excited, just ordered your book and can't wait to recieve it. I always talk about your blog to friends and people who have gluten problems and now I will be able to give them a glimce of your magic. The cake looks yummy and can't wait for an occasion to make it.


adriprints April 27, 2011 um 12:09 pm

Yay! Congratulations on your book. I can only hope I am one of the lucky few to win an autographed copy! If not, hopefully a local bookstore will carry it.


Food Photo NYC April 27, 2011 um 12:11 pm

One can never learn too much about anything, especially food photography with its merging of many skills. You have accomplished this and I look forward to it it so I can improve my work. Congrats on the book and I will have a copy, one way or the other.


claudia_rose07 April 27, 2011 um 12:18 pm

The book looks amazing. I love you recipes and can't wait to see what else you have for us.


Mitra Huber April 27, 2011 um 12:19 pm

Congratulations!!!

I can't wait to get a copy of your book! I absolutely love your photographs, and your recipes are a huge hit in my house!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us!!


Anonymous April 27, 2011 um 12:24 pm

Congratulations on the book. I hope I win! Even if I don't, this is certainly a book I need to have and will run out to pick up a copy for me and another for a good friend that I know would certainly love. Thank you for an amazing blog!
JacqueO


Peonies and Daisies April 27, 2011 um 12:25 pm

I love the fact that your recipes are wheat and gluten free. And not to mention yummy!!! That cake looks amazing! Congrats on your book!


Ali April 27, 2011 um 12:32 pm

Congratulations!! I can't wait to see the book.


Melanie B April 27, 2011 um 12:33 pm

Félicitations Hélène. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and always attempt to make my desserts look as good as yours. So, thanks for the inspiration and I do hope your book sells well!
Best wishes from a Frenchie in Melbourne, Australia.
Mélanie


Sandra April 27, 2011 um 12:37 pm

Toutes mes félicitations Hélène pour ce livre! J'espère pouvoir me le procurer rapidement car il me sera bien utile pour m'améliorer dans mes photos!
Et que dire de ce gâteau… à part "Yummmmmmmy!!!!"
Belle journée
Bises
Sandra, cuisine_addict@yahoo.fr


Sonia April 27, 2011 um 12:39 pm

I'm happy for you and I really hope to win this book XD


Christina April 27, 2011 um 12:40 pm

Congratulations! As a new photographer, I need all the help I can get. I can't wait to get your book, whether I win it or buy it! I love your photos!


gracie April 27, 2011 um 12:40 pm

Oh ! The book is looking wonderful! Love your work, so inspiring and beautiful! 🙂


moni.zuza April 27, 2011 um 12:41 pm

Congratulations!! 🙂

I can't wait to grab a copy of your book.


juliaelmer at hotmail dot com April 27, 2011 um 12:41 pm

Congratulations! That cake looks like the perfect way to celebrate!


Cheryl April 27, 2011 um 12:42 pm

Wow! So very impressive! I can't wait to read it!


Gaia April 27, 2011 um 12:42 pm

I'm so excited for you to have lived such a dream!
All the best!
Gaia


Jenny April 27, 2011 um 12:47 pm

Congrats!
The cover looks lovely and I'm sure it will be amazing!
Big hugs and congrats again!


jodi April 27, 2011 um 12:47 pm

you are an inspiration!! congrats on the book. it looks lovely!


Julita April 27, 2011 um 12:47 pm

Amazing book! Congratulations! I think it will be very useful for a lot of people. Good job!


Tania April 27, 2011 um 12:51 pm

Congratulations! I love your photography and am inspired to learn more. You're recipes always look wonderful.


b|ossom April 27, 2011 um 12:54 pm

Congratulations on your new book! I'm very interested in food photography and styling, and hope to own a DSLR camera one day [currently saving up money for that :)..] and learn to take nice pictures of food with that. Your book will be very helpful for beginners like me. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills! =)


Maha April 27, 2011 um 12:56 pm

Thank you for sharing with all of us.
Congratulations and may the book be a great teaching tool for us and success for you.


Shauna D's Recipes April 27, 2011 um 12:58 pm

Congratulations! Your site is wonderful and I can't wait to see the book! Oh, and that cake? Hello chocolate! Looks delish.


Eva April 27, 2011 um 1:02 pm

Congrats on the book!


Maggie April 27, 2011 um 1:03 pm

Congratulations!
I always look forward to reading your blog and now a book from you that we can all learn so much from.


Linda April 27, 2011 um 1:04 pm

Congratulations – what a beautiful work you've created!


Marion April 27, 2011 um 1:04 pm

Thank you for this book! I love our photos and it'll be wonderful to have a more precise peek inside their birth! 🙂


Hale April 27, 2011 um 1:08 pm

Congrats! I can't wait to see the book!


ThatsHowIRoll April 27, 2011 um 1:08 pm

Congratulations Helene! I can't wait to receive my copy of your book and read it hungrily. I love that double trouble cake! 🙂


Jenn Chic April 27, 2011 um 1:09 pm

Congratulations on you beautiful new book! Hopefully I'll see it very soon xo


Luisa Morón April 27, 2011 um 1:09 pm

me encanta el post de hoy y el video tambien me ha gustado mucho. Me encantaria tener el libro sino tengo suerte lo comprare. Felicidades.


Lex April 27, 2011 um 1:10 pm

Congrats! Looking forward to checking out your book!


gaspadynya April 27, 2011 um 1:12 pm

Congratulations!
I will buy your book for sure 🙂


Andi of My Beautiful Adventures April 27, 2011 um 1:18 pm

A million congrats!!!


WaWanida April 27, 2011 um 1:20 pm

I just ordered the book from Amazon on Monday. Can't wait to have it in my hands!!! Well, I gotta wait for a bit long until it reaches Thailand. Congratulations! I'm a fan of your food and photos 🙂


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 1:21 pm

I absolutely love you blog! Beautiful pictures! Can't wait to see your book!


ReL April 27, 2011 um 1:21 pm

Great video about your book 🙂 I think your work is simply fantastic! Because not only do you take pictures of the food but you cook it as well. Thanks for sharing your talent!


Elina April 27, 2011 um 1:23 pm

Congratulations on your very first book – I guess it must be a wonderful feeling to finally see the completed work. Can't wait to see the book in real life 🙂


Túry Amália April 27, 2011 um 1:30 pm

Congrats! I would love to win a copy.


Ayala April 27, 2011 um 1:30 pm

Congratulations on the book! 🙂
omg…the caaaaake……


Conna April 27, 2011 um 1:32 pm

Congratulations on your first book !

Wish you to publish many more !

Conna


J.Y.C. April 27, 2011 um 1:33 pm

Congrats! That chocolate cake looks delicious… 🙂


Alyssa D April 27, 2011 um 1:36 pm

My best friend and roommate was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and is switching to a gluten-free diet. I'm so looking forward to your book so that we don't have to sacrifice our weekends of tea and pastry. Many thanks for all your efforts, willingness, and dedication to making the world that much more sweet and beautiful!


Lisa Renée April 27, 2011 um 1:36 pm

Helene,
I actually asked for your book in the Waldenbooks in the Shops in Charleston Place while I was shopping yesterday. They think they should be carrying it!! Yeah, for you!


Julie H. April 27, 2011 um 1:38 pm

Congrats, I'm so happy for you! 🙂


Unknown April 27, 2011 um 1:39 pm

Congratulations!


Christi April 27, 2011 um 1:41 pm

I am very excited to read your book. I've learned so much reading your blog.


EATDRINKLIVELOVE April 27, 2011 um 1:43 pm

Congratulations! I love your log. It's always fabulous. Looking forward to viewing the book!!


Mindy Darnell April 27, 2011 um 1:44 pm

You have become one of my favorite bloggers. Your food and photography are amazing! Congratulations on your first book.


Monica M. April 27, 2011 um 1:45 pm

If i don't win the book I will definately have to buy it…it looks awesome. Loved the video!!


Rhonda April 27, 2011 um 1:56 pm

Congratulations!! And chocolate cake too.


thedancingdumpling April 27, 2011 um 1:58 pm

Oh wow this is only the beginning of many wonderful things! I look forward to flipping the pages of your book! Congratulations!


Jan April 27, 2011 um 1:58 pm

congratulations on your book! I can hardly wait! and the cake… I'm running to the kitchen… need I say more?


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