November 11, 2008

Vegan Brunch Preview Madness

by IsaChandra

Autumn has come to represent a time of relaxation for me. Leaf kickin’, couch sittin’, pumpkin roastin’, bank robbin’. For the past three years I’ve had a book come out at this time of year and was able to sit back and enjoy all the fame and accolades. But this year…bubkis! Since the brunch book is coming out in the Spring, I am instead in the chaotic and stressful throes of the tail end of book writing. Finishing up recipes, taking photos, ignoring panicked phonecalls from people who need things from me (for anyone reading this whose phone calls I am ignoring, I am not talking about you!)

Since living in Portland kind of feels like I am in a lifelong sleep-away camp, I want to be able to just relax and enjoy things. I mean, I totally do relax, that isn’t exactly it, but lately it feels like my relaxation is at the expense of my responsibility.

I guess I need a morale boost! I’ve worked my little tuchus off on this latest book and I need gratification NOW. So I’m posting some photos. Because I am totally excited about it. And I want you to be excited. But not too excited, like, don’t drool on me or anything. The beautiful and talented Jess of Get Sconed (or jdfunks depending on how much you are on the internet) was assisting me for most of these shots, and she also baked a bunch of the items. Thanks, Jess!

This is an omelet. It’s got tofu, chickpea flour and some other stuff. I am addicted to them (and so is Jess!) It took me like 10 tries to get the recipe right, which is probably the most I’ve ever had to test a recipe in my life. It’s really sad to watch testers have stuff fall apart right in their cast iron pans. What a disappointment for everyone involved! But it finally clicked and they came out nice and light and workable.

From Glengarry Glen Ross:

Ricky Roma: How was her crumbcake?
Shelley Levene: Hmm? Oh… from the store.
Ricky Roma: F*** her.

You have to make crumbcake when you want to close the sale. This is the jam variation of my east coast coffee cake, or crumb cake to the rest of the world. This recipe is an easy but messy one. There are a bunch of variations in the book. I hate when cookbooks pad out their recipes and make a whole new one for something that is just a variation.

Savory scones – tomato rosemary to be specific. Elegant, fragrant and bright friggin’ orange – this is what dream brunches are made of.

These are called Chesapeake Tempeh Cakes. That there on top of them is remoulade. Crab cakes is a hot brunch item in the North Atlantic, so that’s where this came from. Mouthwatering.

Is anyone else addicted to red swiss chard? It’s my leafy green of choice these days. Earthy and bold, here she is showcased in a frittata.

Lots of new waffle recipes are coming your way! These are gingerbread waffles with caramelized figs. And you can actually afford thrift store plates here so that has improved my food porn exponentially. That gorgeous plate was like two bucks!

And finally, there’s me holding waffles. This photo is being used for catalog purposes, but isn’t quite the final cover. Someone came over and curling ironed my hair for this and it shows. But that is the final title. Sorry for people who loved “Crack Of Noon.” The publishers didn’t like it and I was tired of fighting. I think Vegan Brunch is just fine since it’s, well, vegan brunch.

Thanks for indulging me! I am sure that I will post some of these recipes in the coming months if’n y’all want. Let me know what you think and there’s still some time to get your brunch requests in there if you think I might have missed anything.

  • November 11, 2008 at 4:51 am: Nancy

    Awesome! Can’t wait… what kind of camera do you use to take these pictures?

  • November 11, 2008 at 5:33 am: Neta

    Waiting till the spring for this is a cold torture. It all looks great, especially the omelet.

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:11 am: Tracy

    Can’t wait for the book! Omelets, gingerbread waffles, no-crab cakes look and sound divine. I can eat brunch any time of day.

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:30 am: Susan

    Amazing stuff. I can’t wait for the book. I love brunch!

    The food looks amazing.

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:52 am: denny

    Who doesn’t love brunch???

    Can’t wait for new book.

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:56 am: Virginia

    I am so looking forward to this book! Brunch food is awesome and although I never actually eat brunch, these recipes will decorate my dinner table just as well! w00t!!

  • November 11, 2008 at 8:29 am: Kristel

    Oh, I almost can’t wait for the book. I hope it will be available in Europe?

  • November 11, 2008 at 8:32 am: Rockaroo

    So far I have all of your books of vegan goodness, I can’t wait for this to come out. The photos are great!!!

  • November 11, 2008 at 8:45 am: JohnP

    Beautiful photos! And you said “if’n y’all” – you are speaking to me in my own native tongue!

  • November 11, 2008 at 8:59 am: Anonymous

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, you have no idea how excited I am to try these recipes!

  • November 11, 2008 at 9:01 am: JessieG

    The photos are mouth-watering, I can’t wait for spring now!!!

  • November 11, 2008 at 9:34 am: Shellyfish

    I’m feeling a little miffed Isa, because you’re sort of teasing the hell of out us!! It all looks and sounds so good, can we really wait until next Spring? You should give away advance copies to really cool people living overseas to start doing free publicity for you or something…I’m just sayin’!

  • November 11, 2008 at 9:42 am: lisa (show me vegan)

    I can’t wait to buy a copy! Thanks for the preview. Everything looks so gourmet and homey at the same time.

  • November 11, 2008 at 9:43 am: Gina

    Ooh…I can’t wait, this all looks so good.

  • November 11, 2008 at 9:56 am: Jenn

    Awesome, can’t wait! Love the Crack of Noon, though! Whatever shall we abbreviate Vegan Brunch to? VBAKACON?

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  • November 11, 2008 at 10:31 am: JP

    Looks fantastic! I am sooo excited that you have another book, and a brunch one at that. Every time I make one of our recipes for non-vegans they can’t believe that it is vegan. YOU ROCK! Keep up the good work.

  • November 11, 2008 at 10:51 am: allularpunk

    soo…i’ve never been a huge brunch person, but after seeing those pictures, i am. offically. into brunch, that is. i mean… i can eat these things for dinner right? it’ll just be like a super fancy brinner.

  • November 11, 2008 at 11:17 am: Cherie

    Looks great!!!! I love all of the pictures.

  • November 11, 2008 at 11:47 am: lazysmurf

    God that looks amazing I can’t wait. Really. Every time I make brunch and don’t have this book yet I get angry. I can’t believe they thought vegan brunch was a better tittle than crack of noon. Is it because they are all a bunch of crackheads and didn’t want us to find out? Maybe it was a little too close to home. Bastards.

    One thing that I really want is a bagel with lox and cream cheese. If you could recreate that somehow I would be indebted. Dim sum and some thai soup would be cool. I hope you are going to include drinks. My sister loves Bloody Mary’s with Clamato juice and it would be great if there was veg equivalent to that.

  • November 11, 2008 at 12:06 pm: mama herbivore

    isa, the pictures look fan-fucking-tastic.
    i know you have been working your vegan hot cross buns off on ’em and you should be proud. jdfunks – you rule for being so damn great! my heart is welling up with pride.

  • November 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm: Rachel

    Um, yeah…Excitement overload!


  • November 11, 2008 at 12:16 pm: Clare

    Brunch brunch brunch! I can’t wait. Are we allowed to make these as late night snackaroos too? I miss my old non-vegan recipe for thin British crepe style pancakes; any chance of some of those?

  • November 11, 2008 at 12:36 pm: jd

    I came to your blog to comment on the cookie post (which I did) and I’m impressed! Another great post and name dropping! woo!

  • November 11, 2008 at 1:10 pm: Amber

    Can’t wait for this!!

  • November 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm: kimmykokonut

    I’m drooling over the pictures and it makes my muesli look totally boring. This book’s going to be great.

  • November 11, 2008 at 1:51 pm: Emily

    Wow, this looks amazing! Did you include a vegan hollandaise? And a vegan breakfast sandwich? Breakfast is my favorite meal!

  • November 11, 2008 at 1:58 pm: M?lissa


    Can’t wait for this book to come out!

  • November 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm: Stephanie

    Your foodporn gets me… well, hot. Ok, so that wasn’t very clever, but I’m still jealous of your photos.

  • November 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm: Anonymous

    everything looks amazing! i can’t wait!! i’m still going to call the book crack of noon though. i am going to write it down and paste it over top of the title. or maybe we could have alternate title stickers made for everyone on the ppk. fork you publishers!

  • November 11, 2008 at 3:22 pm: Carrot Soup

    Wow–those recipes sound intruiging and I can’t wait to try them! The book cover is great and eye-catching (and a lovely photo of you). I like the “just add coffee” grabber. The pictures are making me hungry and I’m looking forward to the release of the book in the spring.

  • November 11, 2008 at 3:26 pm: Megan

    CAN. NOT. WAIT! Also that cover is smokin’ hot! :D

  • November 11, 2008 at 3:29 pm: Lori

    I was wondering why you didn’t use your own photography for previous cookbooks as the ones you post here are always terrific. Best of luck with the new book!!! It all sounds very yummy.

  • November 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm: Innochka

    First came your classic broccoli quiche, a teaser recipe from the upcoming brunch book. That was the “hook” for me.
    Next came a blog post by bazu that porned and told about her testing bagels that would be in the brunch book.
    …and the hook was driven deeper.
    Now with this latest post of yours, can you see the hook, it must be protruding from my lower lip.

    Spring never seemed so far away – *sigh*

  • November 11, 2008 at 4:13 pm: Vegyogini

    Ooh, I can hardly wait!

  • November 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm: Amy

    I’ve melted into a heapy puddle from all the lovely photos… The only thing to bring me back to human form is probably those sexy fine crumb cakes.

  • November 11, 2008 at 4:52 pm: lavawitch

    Now I am fantasizing about swiss chard frittata.

  • November 11, 2008 at 5:20 pm: Nora

    that’s too bad about the title! it was so cute!

    i would LOVE to see a vegan matzo-brei!!!
    like a savory kind of dish where you soak the broken matzo pieces, add “egg” like substance and onions and fry it up…wait why am i explaining this to you? you’re jewish. i guess for everyone else’s sake who might read this. thanks, can’t wait!

  • November 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm: Sapphi

    I second the need for a vegan matzo-brei. However, the scrumptious picture Chesapeake Tempeh Cakes is what makes me wait on pins and needles for your brunch book.

  • November 11, 2008 at 6:06 pm: Ashley

    ZOMG! This makes me even sadder that I’m at college and have very limited means of cooking. Not that that stopped me from bringing the cookbook repertoire with me and talking about cupcakes constantly.

    On vegan matzo-brei, I think i made a decently successful version using the fronch toast mixture, I’m sure it could use some tweaking, but it was pretty good considering. (That is, if my head isn’t making all of this up)

    I need some vegan brunch now!

  • November 11, 2008 at 6:09 pm: IsaChandra

    To answer a few questions:
    There are recipes for hollandaise and matzoh brei. You think I’d leave out the matzoh brei?

  • November 11, 2008 at 6:14 pm: Emily H.

    OMG, you totally sucked me in with the tempeh/pseudo-crab cakes. Can’t wait to see the book!

  • November 11, 2008 at 6:58 pm: kittee

    you can do it!!! pretty nice piccies jd and isha!


  • November 11, 2008 at 7:04 pm: ruby red vegan

    You successfully have made me even more excited about your book! I’ll have to be like I always was for when the new Backstreet Boys CD would come out and get your book on the very first day it hits stores! Those pictures are incredible… You have me sold especially on the gingerbread waffles with caramelized figs!

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:08 pm: edie

    these look delicioso! especially the asparagus omelet!! great job!! can’t wait to get the book when it comes out. are you going to do a book signing at herbivore here in portland???

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:24 pm: Jay

    I am dying to eat that omlette! I really miss omlettes. And those tempeh cakes look outta this world. Everything looks awesome! I can’t wait until Spring, I’ll be cooking brunch for sure every weekend! Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:35 pm: Anne

    I cannot wait! Everything looks amazing

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:37 pm: Abby

    “Sorry for people who loved ?Crack Of Noon.? The publishers didn?t like it and I was tired of fighting. I think Vegan Brunch is just fine since it?s, well, vegan brunch.”

    Why not meet the publishers halfway and just go with Vegan Crack?

  • November 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm: Kim

    I think crab cakes are the main thing my (Virginia-born) husband misses now that he’s vegetarian. I’ve tried several veganized recipes and not one turned out even slightly edible. If these taste as good as they look, I think it will be a fantastic treat for him. Now I have four months to find where to purchase some Old Bay!

  • November 11, 2008 at 11:32 pm: Diann

    I’ve never been a breakfast/brunch person, but I can tell things are gonna change in the spring. Everything looks absolutely amazing.

  • November 11, 2008 at 11:45 pm: Jess

    I am also eagerly awaiting the book!
    As for fights with the publishers, I’ve been hearing this is a recent trend in the book publishing world: the publishers want the straight-up subject in the title, nothing flowery. Which I think is dumb. But I don’t really have a say.

  • November 11, 2008 at 11:50 pm: Vegan_noodle

    I will be counting down the days! (well not really, but I am really excited for it to be released)

  • November 12, 2008 at 12:00 am: erica

    It’s due out this Spring you say? That will give me enough time to break in my cast iron pan.

  • November 12, 2008 at 12:10 am: bex

    that is some great looking food and photography. I guess I can let the Crack of Noon go but it was a good title.

  • November 12, 2008 at 12:29 am: mollyjade

    Publishers want a straight up title because it shows up in search engines and catalogs. Though Crack of Noon would have been great.

    I can’t wait to try those Tempeh Cakes!

  • November 12, 2008 at 1:25 am: Alicia

    Everything looks great, I can’t wait to try it! Those tempeh cakes look amazing…

  • November 12, 2008 at 1:25 am: debya

    Ah, those tomato & rosemary scones! Sooo good. I want them now.

  • November 12, 2008 at 2:37 am: JanScholl

    Crack of Noon might have gotten hits similar to one of my blogs Rubber Lust. Can’t believe how many are looking for porn that way. MIne is rubber stamps hobby. –I gave out several Veganomicon cookbooks to omni’s. Hopefully they are using it. Mine is full of food stains.

    Already setting up an alert for this one. Altho I will never make the desserts. No sweet tooth. just carb addict. :)

  • November 12, 2008 at 4:32 am: Melisser

    Ooh, the shots are just lovely! You know you look hot on that cover!

  • November 12, 2008 at 4:34 am: Liz Wyman

    For all you non-brunch lovers, fear not. I have tested loads of these recipes and done most of them in the evening. You will not explode. Lovely photos, both of you, far better than any I have taken!

  • November 12, 2008 at 5:45 am: The Lazy Ethicist

    oh, man, those Chesapeake cakes look GOOD. I have heretofore been unsatisfied with my attempts at crab cake-like things.


    can’t wait for this!

  • November 12, 2008 at 6:30 am: Caroline

    Spring? SPRING? Say it ain’t so! Gah, I’ll try to be patient. These dishes look incredible!

  • November 12, 2008 at 7:37 am: Sal

    ooh I can’t wait for this book either. Those tomato scones look amazing, in fact it all does.

  • November 12, 2008 at 10:26 am: Shari

    Wow, it all looks wonderful indeed, I wish I could find a recipe for southern country ham with red eye gravy. Feel like conquering the south (ummm again) by coming up with a killer recipe???

  • November 12, 2008 at 11:05 am: sawdust and diamonds

    These pictures are so pretty!

  • November 12, 2008 at 11:57 am: jessibot

    i love it! yay!!! glad you’re relaxing a bit in portland. funny what a different life people have outside of brooklyn.

  • November 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm: Marni

    Everything looks amazing and I’m fidgety excited about the new book. Congrats!

    Is it spring yet?
    Is it spring yet?
    Is it spring yet?
    Is it spring yet?
    Is it spring yet?

  • November 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm: allicia

    Jess is the best, isn’t she?

  • November 12, 2008 at 2:16 pm: viedma


    *wrestles keyboard from LOLcat*

    Everything looks completely scrumptious! I can’t wait. Veganomicon and Vegan with a Vengeance are the go-to books at our house if we want something tasty. Right now it’s almost lunchtime and I’m thinking about leftover mole skillet pie with kale and samosas. NOM NOM NOM

  • November 12, 2008 at 5:03 pm: Kiersten

    I am so excited about this book! I never get sick of brunch food. The tomato-rosemary scones sound amazing.

  • November 12, 2008 at 7:15 pm: Noel

    It’s possible these pictures have just put me into a coma. NOMNOM COMA. I can’t wait for this book! Eeeek!

  • November 12, 2008 at 7:17 pm: kelly g.

    holy. craps., does that omelet look yummy! and like a “real” omelet, even. must have the recipe!

  • November 12, 2008 at 8:02 pm: Debbie

    I can’t wait ’til spring! So fricking far away!

  • November 12, 2008 at 8:30 pm: Veronica

    I’m going to call it Crack of Noon anyway because I like it better.

    But, yes, it might be unoriginal to reiterate this but those dishes look GOOD. I’m so excited. I’m an early riser and an early eater – but this is the kind of food I would eat around the clock.

  • November 13, 2008 at 12:53 am: Melanie Mahaffey

    THANK YOU!! I have been looking forward to this book and every little glimpse just gets me more excited! Please feel free to share YOUR excitement and we will follow it with accolades. I mean for crying out loud, arent you like the VEGAN ambassadors to the WORLD?
    Hey any chance there is a character “made” after YOU in the movie rent? hee hee hee

  • November 13, 2008 at 12:59 am: Melanie Mahaffey

    i forgot to say..
    I LOVE YOU!!
    and.. can I be a tester? I always screw up bbq sauces or catch something on fire but it would be fun?? If you need anyone else to help I am here.

  • November 13, 2008 at 1:33 am: IsaChandra

    Melanie, I didn’t see the movie or the play Rent, why do you ask? I did, however, wait tables with the writer Jonathan Larson in the early 90s. But he didn’t really seem to like me.

    Thanks for the love everyone!

  • November 13, 2008 at 1:36 am: sophia

    i can’t believe they didn’t like “crack of noon,” i really thought that was brilliant. regardless, i’m pretty sure that this book is going to change my life and i can’t wait!

  • November 13, 2008 at 2:37 am: e168

    For what it’s worth, I like Vegan Brunch. It’s straightforward and descriptive, which I prefer when I’m browsing book titles on the shelf. Cannot wait to check it out.

  • November 13, 2008 at 2:40 am: Bethany

    Looks fantastic! I have a vision of myself sitting at a table surrounded by frienda and tons of brunch food made from your book. Does your definition of spring mean december? Please…

  • November 13, 2008 at 2:56 am: Allison

    It is ridiculous how excited I am for this book to come out!!!! RIP “Crack of Noon”. You were loved.

  • November 13, 2008 at 11:52 am: Desdemona

    Isa, Isa, Isa. Oh, my god, the tempeh crab cake thingies: I’m dying

    I like Vegan Brunch, too; of course, Naked Vegan Brunch would be even better, but then they’d have to sell it in a brown paper cover…!

  • November 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm: River (Wing-it vegan)

    Damn. All that food looks so freakin’ amazing! The frittata looks so good it just made my IQ drop 50 points. My vocabulary has dropped to these words… must have frittata.

  • November 13, 2008 at 12:53 pm: kozmic blues

    I am literally DROOLING…

    The cover, recipes and pictures all look amazing!! I work in a bookstore, so I plan on having this in stock as soon as it is readily available!! First copy is MINE!!

    The “crab cake” minis make me SMILE!!

  • November 13, 2008 at 4:11 pm: erin

    I can’t wait to try those tempeh “crab” cakes. Those look amazing.

  • November 13, 2008 at 8:16 pm: Jilly

    I’m excited! And now I want to go pretty thrift store plate shopping.

  • November 13, 2008 at 10:17 pm: lisa

    looks great! another vote here for some savory matzoh brei!

  • November 13, 2008 at 11:04 pm: Andr?a N.

    I love it! Can’t wait!

  • November 14, 2008 at 4:44 am: melanie eight

    i am SO excited for this book! my sunday brunches will be so awesome come next spring!

  • November 14, 2008 at 5:27 am: Heather

    drooooooool. can’t wait to try those scones. and the tempeh cakes look amazing!

  • November 14, 2008 at 11:48 am: Veg-in-Training

    Vegan Brunch is a damned boring title, but you look cute! The food pics bring back fond memories of much testing and eating of fantastic brunch foods! You are doing an awesome job and deserve some down time. Enjoy fall!!!

  • November 14, 2008 at 6:01 pm: Dana V.

    *SQUEE* YAY!

    Wait, what? I have to wait until Spring?! boo. I hate waiting!

    Looking forward to it!

  • November 15, 2008 at 3:20 am: salome

    your omelet recipe is really very good and i am very much thankfull with your site.

  • November 15, 2008 at 5:26 am: Brandon

    Those waffles and you are lookin’ bomb_dot_com. Another for the library.

  • November 15, 2008 at 1:03 pm: thedalyn

    I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this. I keep saying that vegans don’t do savory breakfasts well, and, even though this is brunch, those scones and that omelet are close enough for me. Yay!

  • November 16, 2008 at 2:46 pm: Kary

    All of this sounds and looks amazing! i can’t wait for the book! =P

  • November 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm: the little one

    Are you trying to kill us? I’ve already been dying for this to come out after reading some testers’ reports. Are you kidding me, spring? I was thinking this would be on my holiday list! I guess waiting can be sweet, some how?

  • November 16, 2008 at 7:29 pm: Laurel from Simple Spoonful

    Are you kidding me? Gingerbread waffles with fresh figs?

    Sweet holy Jesus. I must be dead because this is heaven.

  • November 16, 2008 at 7:32 pm: Laurel from Simple Spoonful

    P.S. We have a batch of apple cider cupcakes plus a batch of rosewater pistachio ones sitting on the counter right this very moment.

    P.P.S. But not for long.

    P.P.P.S. Thanks again for Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World!

  • November 17, 2008 at 1:16 am: MEGA-WATZ

    tempeh cakes?!!?! sweet lord, please post this recipe!

  • November 17, 2008 at 2:01 am: amey

    oh yeah, I am super looking forward to this book. It really fills a niche. How many “what should I make for brunch” threads are there on the forums?! And it looks like a good mix of sweet and savory. Personally, I am deeply committed to the Sweet AND Savory brunch experience. Can’t wait!

  • November 17, 2008 at 3:31 am: gail

    Aloha Isa!

    All of these recipes look and sound amazing – I already am looking forward to gorging myself on vegan brunches. I usually reserve Sunday mornings for the brunch gorging, but your book may inspire to me to start 6:00am-before-work-on-a-Wednesday gorging. The pics are awesome, as well. Next time you write a book and feel inspired to take that show on the road, come to Hawai’i and I will happily do some photography for you :-) (Though these are big shoes to fill ….)

  • November 17, 2008 at 9:24 am: sarchan

    I miss being able to afford thrift store plates! Living in Western PA actually had its perks at times….

    I want the Chesapeake tempeh cakes for lunch now.

  • November 17, 2008 at 5:08 pm: tidbit

    I’m ready already!! And screw the publishers……it’ll always be Crack of Noon to me!!

  • November 17, 2008 at 6:09 pm: jacob

    You are SMOKIN’ hot!

  • November 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm: Gary

    Wow, this looks great!

    (I wanted to offer something bold and original that hadn’t been covered in the previous 106 comments.)

  • November 18, 2008 at 7:06 pm: Gary

    Just hanging out in a remote corner of the PPK – don’t mind me.

    Serious note? Although there have been vegan cookbooks for some time now, this current generation of vegan cookbooks – with Isa at the helm – are what’s putting vegan food on the map, showig the world that it is as diverse, awesome, fabulous, and gourmet (or more so) than anything imaginable. There will never be another time like this. This is the golden age of vegan cookbooks!

  • November 21, 2008 at 7:21 pm: Monique

    You are such a tease and I kinda love you for it! Gorgeous photos. I cannot wait for this book to come out!

  • November 29, 2008 at 11:35 am: angel

    Waiting until Spring just doesn’t seem fair! Can you please post the asparagus omelet recipe ? I have never been able to duplicate a proper vegan omelet and the I’m 110% postive your recipe will be the one! PS-Your cookbooks have really helped my meat eating friends change their minds about vegan cooking, THANK YOU!!!

  • November 29, 2008 at 8:20 pm: nick

    Can we be friends?

  • November 29, 2008 at 9:50 pm: Rachel

    Adorable as always, Isa. You look lovely on the cover. I love your expression. I think you’d look really cute dressed up like a 70’s housewife for the cover, too, but the all black look is pretty and tough!

    Can’t wait for the book! Good luck with finishing it up, I know you can do it :)

  • December 7, 2008 at 2:10 pm: Corbin

    I am going to pre-buy it on Amazon NOW. CAN’T WAIT to try tomato rosemary scones!!!!

  • December 12, 2008 at 1:37 pm: Marisa

    Wow. I didn’t think I had much of a need for this since your other cookbooks features some brunch-type items. But now I must have! Can’t wait!

  • December 22, 2008 at 3:36 pm: Tanya

    !! So excited. Brunch is my favorite course and your books are always fabulous. I can hardly wait… I will wait, but it’s goin to be hard.

  • December 31, 2008 at 1:11 am: Cedric

    Looking at these photos makes me hungry! I’m a runner so I need these type of foods to keep my energy up. Thanks for sharing this info!

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  • January 9, 2009 at 11:02 am: Jane Thorne

    Excellent! Can’t wait for the recipe….

  • January 9, 2009 at 11:03 am: Jane Thorne

    Excellent! Can’t wait for the recipe!!!

  • February 4, 2009 at 10:38 am: Jez Toll

    Yes, agree with Cedric! Food looks great and is making me hungry too!

  • March 31, 2009 at 11:15 am: Sarah W.

    I am so pre-ordering this recipe book soon!!!

  • November 9, 2009 at 4:04 am: Ganley

    cool pics

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  • February 19, 2010 at 10:42 pm: Vollkornwaffeln

    leakier! ;). Thx for sharing

  • February 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm: violet

    One thing that I really want is a bagel with lox and cream cheese.

    This is very late, but there’s a vegan (and maybe raw? It’s a bit hippyish, anyway) place in Montreal called Aux Vivres that has vegan lox and it is amazing. I’ve never had non-vegan lox, so I don’t know how it compares, but it’s well worth checking out, if you’re in Montreal. (Speaking French would also be a plus, as I recall them not speaking English particularly… at all.)

  • August 20, 2014 at 11:08 am: UK Worktops Direct

    Mouthwatering, time for lunch!