70 responses

  1. Aimee
    February 4, 2010


    Ordering a stack right now!

    Fantastic job Julie. I feel like flying over there to give you a hug and a back rub.

    Cheers to a job well done–it’s SO beautiful.

  2. linda
    February 4, 2010

    found you through tartlette…this is an amazing outreach & i for one will be purchasing this cookbook. kudos are well deserved.
    your generosity of spirit & heart are amazing…

    i hope that the press picks up on this wonderful “story” & that you sell the heck out of these cookbooks!

    all the best.

  3. Brigitte
    February 4, 2010

    Well, I just ordered my book…THANK YOU1

  4. Alicen
    February 4, 2010

    Is there a Canadian site to order the books from?

  5. Cheryl
    February 4, 2010

    Congratulations, Julie!

  6. Lori @ RecipeGirl
    February 4, 2010

    I’m so excited… can’t wait to order & encourage my readers to order it too! I’ll have to wait until next week to share on my blog but I’ll begin chatting it up on Twitter. THANK YOU & EVERYONE who worked so hard on it. You’re fabulous and you should feel very proud!

  7. Charmian @Christie’s Corner
    February 4, 2010

    Very exciting! I can’t wait to get my copy of this!

    Thanks to all who contributed and worked so hard on this project. You are all amazing!

  8. Jan (Family Bites)
    February 4, 2010

    Wow…I can’t believe you all did it (well, I can because I’ve been following you, but I can’t – ya know what I mean). Anyways, I’m ordering and will encourage my readers to do so as well. Congrats! I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend ahead of you.

  9. Jess
    February 4, 2010

    Let’s hear it for YOU. xo.

  10. Kathy
    February 4, 2010

    You deserve a vacation! Huge rounds of applause to all who participated. While I don’t have the biggest readership on my blog, I did blog about it (and sent a trackback to this post, but in the event it doesn’t work, here’s the link: http://www.bignoise-enterprises.com/blog/?p=541)

    I’ll be ordering my copies today.

  11. MamaB
    February 4, 2010

    You’re amazing. Well done! And good on those who contributed.

  12. bellini valli
    February 4, 2010

    Comgratulations Julie. You did it:D

  13. Marisa
    February 4, 2010

    Julie, it is beautiful. You have done an absolutely incredible job! I’m ordering a copy right now.

  14. Tina
    February 4, 2010

    What a great-looking book! I’ve just ordered some for gifts and I”ll spread the word around here. Wonderful job!!! See ya on the 24th!

  15. Bonnie
    February 4, 2010

    Julie – I think it’s just WONDERFUL and you deserve HUGE congratulations and thanks for this project. But I was kind of shocked that the $25 cost is US Dollars. I thought this was a Canadian project. I see the selling site has other currencies but sadly no Canadian. Maybe an oversight?

  16. JulieVR
    February 4, 2010

    Aw you guys. Sniff. I just woke up (painfully) to find 65 sales already, before 8 am! The dollars are rolling in. Thanks so much.

    Alicen & Bonnie – It’s a worldwide effort, and about half our contributors live in the US – the beauty of the internet is that websites can be hosted anywhere and be universal! Unfortunately because this project came together so quickly Blurb couldn’t set up a CDN funds payment system (they are working on it! it just takes more time), but the website is FULLY able to take orders from everywhere in the world – including Canada – I’ve made two orders myself and it’s simple, the only thing is the amount comes off your credit card in US dollars instead of Canadian. (Which isn’t really much different right now!) They have the option of shipping to Canada and have all the provinces etc in the system, so it’s not at all difficult! just like a Canadian site, but without the dineros… they are working on that aspect of ordering though – it’s coming this spring!

    If you want another option, I’ll be talking to Calgary Co-op stores soon to make arrangements to sell them in their stores, so stay tuned for that option.

  17. Morgan
    February 4, 2010

    I just ordered a copy!!! I’m so excited to get it in the mail! This is such a smart and thoughtful way to get funds raised!

  18. Erica B.
    February 4, 2010

    Yaaaaaaay! Bravo to everyone involved! Going to order mine right now & post on facebook :)

  19. Betty C
    February 4, 2010

    Congratulations Julie et all!

  20. Janeen
    February 4, 2010

    My book is on it way. Congrats!

  21. emma w
    February 4, 2010

    i just keep looking over, it’s beautiful and thinking Holy Crap that must have been a lot of work. You are a dynamo! Congratulations! I will order my book pronto.

  22. Jessica
    February 4, 2010

    Awesome! I’ll be ordering several today. Great job to everyone involved for their hard work!

  23. Rachael
    February 4, 2010

    I’ve just ordered my three copies. Can’t wait to hear how sales go. Thanks to all who made this happen!!

  24. Pat
    February 4, 2010

    AMAZING! Way to go Julie and gang!
    Just ordered my copy. Thanks so much.

  25. Sue (London, ON)
    February 4, 2010

    I just ordered 3 books. Easy Peasy! I did a sneak peak before I ordered and Oh Julie! It looks beautiful! Can’t wait to get it in my mailbox next week. Amazing job. Well Done!

  26. Jennie
    February 4, 2010

    An American in Montreal at University…its things like this that make me so happy I came to study in Canada! Congratulations, I love reading your warm, honest and down to earth blog that reminds me why we eat with joy, sometimes with abandon, and always that food is a way to unite, come together, and reflect on how very lucky we are.

  27. Beverley M
    February 4, 2010

    Yay! I’ve posted links on my facebook; will order from home tonight.

    How much of the cost of the book is being matched by Blurb? The full $25/50, or the “proceeds” after you subtract the physical cost of the book?

  28. Beverley M
    February 4, 2010

    PS I love the back cover design!

  29. Allison
    February 4, 2010

    Hi Julie,

    Congratulations on your hard work! If you need a retail outlet to sell the book in Calgary, let us know! Many of our customers read your blog or listen to you on the radio.

  30. Kathryn
    February 4, 2010

    About to place my order, but just wanted to say how inspiring you are.
    Thank-you for caring enough to take this on and to complete it in a shockingly short amount of time.

  31. Amanda
    February 4, 2010

    Hooray! I just ordered mine! Congrats on getting it done!

  32. Beverley M
    February 4, 2010

    Hey, you should create a poster (PDF, letter sized) that we can print out and post around to let people know it exists

  33. LisaMer
    February 4, 2010

    Phenomenal! There are really no words to describe what you and your supporters have done. Amazing!

    I’ve posted this on my Facebook, too! I hope it generates a few sales (besides my own, of course!).

  34. Dandy
    February 4, 2010

    Wooo hoo! Now go take a nap, and have a glass of champagne, and relax. You soo deserve it.

  35. Nicole
    February 4, 2010

    Great job Julie! I’m excited to receive my copy and enjoy all your and your partners hard work! Be proud, great project for a tragic cause.

  36. rea
    February 4, 2010

    congrats! now you can sit back and watch the counter spin.

  37. Karen
    February 4, 2010

    2 words: WELL DONE!!!

  38. robyn
    February 4, 2010

    Hurrah! Congrats to you and all your hard work! Crazy that an idea can turn into something so huge.

    Just a thought…if you end up paying the exchange and the Canadian amount comes out slightly higher (ever so slightly, as we’re almost at parity) does the CDN government match the higher amount? That would be nice! :)

  39. Laurie in Burnaby BC
    February 4, 2010

    Congratulations on a job well done, Julie. Magnificent achievement! I’m ordering my first one today, the first of several. I don’t care about CAN or US dollars, it all goes to help in Haiti.

    Here on the west coast we are (or should be) aware that those pictures could easily be of us. The fault line right off the coast has had massive earthquakes every feww hundred years, the last one being in 1700, so we’re due for one in the next 100 years or so. We might be better prepared than Haiti, but not as well prepared as Kobe was, and look at the devastation there. We’d be needing people to reach out to us if it were us. Doing what we can for Haiti is double for us – helping out fellow human beings and a kind of good Karma for the future of our own corner of the world.

  40. Maureen
    February 4, 2010

    Order is in.
    I put a notice up about it on the Cooking Light forum so hope that brings in some orders too.

  41. Sabrina
    February 4, 2010

    What a great cookbook for such a great cause!

    I just ordered mine and posted a link on my blog for others to order! Everyone should have one! :)

  42. Rebecca
    February 4, 2010

    Just one question – are either of the books coil-bound? Am just trying to decide b/t hardcover or soft cover as I want the one that will best lay flat on my counter.

  43. Reith
    February 4, 2010

    You are an inspiring lady. I’m going to tell everyone I know that they have to buy one. xo (and thanks for the hat!!)

  44. Jessica
    February 4, 2010

    I have been following this blog for a long time, this is the first time I think I have ever posted…you are truly an inspiration. Thank-you for this! Cannot wait to get my copy.

  45. Denise
    February 4, 2010

    I ordered my book…I am so excited! It looks great Julie! Well done!

  46. pauline
    February 4, 2010

    I have ordered 5. Wow Julie and all involved looks great. Will pass it on to all I know to order a book.

  47. Beverley M
    February 4, 2010

    Hi Julie,

    Would you mind sharing how much is being donated from s/c versus h/c? I’m undecided whether to buy one hard cover for myself, or get two soft covers and give one as a gift. The amount that is being donated (and then sextupled!) will help me decide.

  48. Yoni Freedhoff
    February 4, 2010

    Congratulations on a great accomplishment Julie!

  49. ilovealbertabeets
    February 4, 2010

    I just read on Lottie + Doof that you have raised 10,000 so far. Wow. Great work.

  50. jenn in niagara
    February 4, 2010

    wow what an adventure you and your bloggers have had the past few weeks. i am amazed that it was completed in just 3 weeks! well done! the cover looks spectacular! cant wait to order and own one of these remarkable cookbooks. cooking for a cause!
    take care, thankyou to you and your fellow bloggers and helpers in your project, you guys make me proud to be a canadian! creative and caring!

  51. JulieVR
    February 4, 2010

    Rebecca – no, no coil binding – the softcover is a traditional binding (perfect bound, it’s called) and the hardcover has a wraparound paper dust jacket.

    Robyn – yes, when the money gets transferred from US to CDN funds it will mean even more goes to the aid organizations.

    Beverley – the proceeds refer to money raised beyond the print costs (all of the contributors/artists/designers donated their work), and for this cause Blurb and WCG are each matching those proceeds up to $10,000 – So for a $25 softcover $15.15 goes to Haiti – for a $50 hardcover $54.15 goes to Haiti. When the Cdn government then matches those dollars, that’s $30.30 for a softcover, $108.30 for a hardcover up until February 12th.

  52. Anne
    February 4, 2010

    Like the idea of the poster I could put some up at work… Congrats on a job well done 3 weeks from concept to completion you did very well… I hope you can get some rest now.

  53. Donna
    February 4, 2010

    Just ordered my copies.
    Great job Julie and friends.

  54. sue.d
    February 4, 2010

    Beautiful work Julie, and Cathryn and all contributors. What an amazing achievement!

  55. Laur
    February 4, 2010

    It’s so beautiful. I can’t wait to see it in person.

  56. Beverley M
    February 4, 2010

    “When the Cdn government then matches those dollars, that’s $30.30 for a softcover, $108.30 for a hardcover up until February 12th.”

    Wow, that settles it then! One HC all for me for $108 to Haiti rather than $60 to Haiti for two soft covers. I wanted a HC anyway :)

  57. Beverley M
    February 4, 2010

    I seem to be going for most frequent commenter tonight :) You should add a link to the books to http://dinnerwithjulie.com/bookstore/ !

    I’ve ordered my HC book! I wish I could check on sales progress :)

  58. margo
    February 4, 2010

    What beautiful work on the cover, and inside (judging from the preview!) Amazing, sensitive choice of art, for such a special project. Thank you for doing something that each of us can share in the giving and the joy. That we get to have our own copy is such a gift to us! I need to add that the ordering process was about as simple and straightforward as it gets for online ordering. That’s nice, too. Thank you all!

  59. Cory Lievers
    February 4, 2010

    I ordered mine today. Can’t wait to get it. :D

  60. jane
    February 5, 2010

    beautiful design! just wondering if you could tell us what font was used for the front cover.

  61. Erica B.
    February 5, 2010

    jane: multitalented 1canoe2 did the cover work I’m pretty sure that’s a custom font http://www.etsy.com/shop/1canoe2 :)

  62. Deirdre
    February 5, 2010

    you are truly amazing! thanks for all you do! I will definitely be getting one of these.

  63. JulieVR
    February 5, 2010

    Thanks Erica! Yes it is. She did it by hand.

  64. Jeanne @ Cooksister!
    February 8, 2010

    Wow – and well done you!! Sorry that I never got to send a recipe – my internet access last week in the mountains was really patchy and I just did not really do any of the online things I hoped to do. Congrats on your fantastic effort though!

  65. Megan Gordon
    February 8, 2010

    Alright! Beautiful idea, and I can’t believe you got it together so quickly. Looking forward to checking it out/supporting such an amazing cause,

  66. Pamela Leiper
    March 11, 2010

    How do I order some copies????

  67. minato-alvin
    October 20, 2010

    I always like to cook, it’s ma passion n hobby. That’s why i once used to overview this kinda books, n comparatively yours is awesome.
    N thank u from the deepest heart you all were beside Haiti n its sufferings.
    In fact it’s still nop free from the crisis created from the disaster.
    I think at this moment HAITI really needs help to be rebuild.Outgoing Haitian President René Préval has set the presidential elections for Nov. 28, 2010.
    According to ma justification,
    Charles Henri Baker (born June 3, 1955) should be under consideration as a deserving personality,
    who can supply the best support to this contribution.
    Thank you.

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