Absolutely Avocados

You guys. I have big news. Big, crazy, exciting news.

And no, I’m not pregnant.

Well, kinda. In a weird way.

I wrote a book! A real, hold it in your hands, flip through the pages, put it on your coffee table, book. And it’s all about avocados! I mean did you expect anything else for my first cookbook? I’m basically a walking avocado.

Absolutely Avocados by Gaby Dalkin

And it’s finally almost here! Absolutely Avocados. I’m super pumped to say the least. If you follow me over on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve seen some quick glimpses into the cookbook writing/editing process, but now it’s all buttoned up, and is off at the printers printing away. I got to work with my dream team and bestest friends on it too. Matt and Adam did all the photography and food styling for it and I am just beyond thrilled with how it turned out.

It took a whole lotta avocados, months of recipe testing, lots of face stuffing/taste testing, and tons of love to create this book. I feel like it’s my child. And I am so jazzed for it to come out in mid-April. I’ll be hitting the road once the book is published and having fun book parties with lots of guacamole consumption all across the country.  I hope I get to meet lots of you guys! I’m planning the tour as we speak, type, read, (what?) so if you know of somewhere super awesome to go, I’d love to hear about it in the comments! I mean it’s our mutual love (borderline obsession) with avocados that was the source of inspiration for this book in the first place!

It’s loaded with 80+ avocado recipes ranging across breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and yes dessert too! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble  or you can ask your local book store to get some for you independent bookstore –  feel free to order a copy, or two, or thirty (especially if you’re blood related to me – mom and dad I’m looking at you! and all my aunts, uncles and grandparents too. Oh heck, anyone else who wants to be part of the family, same goes for you.)

So there it is! My big news of February 2013! Thanks for being the best readers out there and loving avocados just as much as I do!! You guys rock. Now go have yourself a happy friday and have a margarita or two for me and some guac 🙂

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99 comments

  1. Kathleen

    Congratulations on the book Gaby! Living in the northwest I only recently discovered the joys of avocados. I’ll have to grab a copy and explore!

    • Gaby

      thanks Kathleen!! Yes, loads of avocado recipes to explore 🙂

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    SO excited for you!! please come to DC – you can stay with me 🙂 hehe congrats!! xoxo

  3. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    Congratulations, Gaby! I’m already drooling over the thought of pages upon pages of yummy avocados. 🙂

  4. HeatherChristo

    Cooooongratulations Gaby!!!!!! I can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on it!!

  5. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    Yay!! So proud of you, friend. I can’t wait to get my hands on that!

  6. Jenny Flake

    Gaby!!! This is so exciting! I can not wait to get my hands on your book! xoxo

  7. Megan

    Gaby I am 110% beyond excited for you!! Congrats on such a bouncing bundle of cookbook joy!

  8. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    Congrats on the cookbook! I can’t wait to see it! I am so addicted to the capricious avocado!

  9. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    OMG! Congrats, Gaby! I can’t wait to get my mitts on this book!!

  10. steph

    please come to surrey in england!!!! we can make so much avocado-ey goodness together!!!!

    • Gaby

      Conguacalations. This is why I love you.!! Thanks lady! xoxo

  11. Carol

    Congratulations, Gaby! I’ve pre-ordered mine….and my avocado tree is loaded with avocados, just harvested the first ones of the season. Great timing! Thanks in advance for all the recipes I’ll be enjoying! = )

  12. naomi

    BIG BIG BIG congratulations, Gaby! So exciting and I can’t wait to start cooking from it!!

  13. carrian

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Avocados are pretty much all time favorite and I know you’re recipes are amazing, so it’s like a little book of perfection.

  14. Yvette ~ Muy Bueno

    I pre-ordered! Hooray! Can’t wait to see the magic! Big congrats on your new bundle of joy and best wishes on your tour. I LOVE avocados!!!

  15. Kristina A

    Congratulations Gaby, what a accomplishment! I’ll put my pre-order in now! Have fun on your book tour 😉

    • Gaby

      Thanks Kristina!! I’ll be in SD for sure so I’d love to see you while I’m there! xoxo

  16. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This is so exciting! Of course it’s avocados, and of course I’ll pre-order. Can’t wait to see it!

  17. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Awesome job Gaby!! Congrats on making your amazing news public. Can’t wait to see your book + try the recipes 🙂

  18. Bailey M – One Tip For The Future

    This is sooo exciting!!! Congrats Gaby! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  19. Cara of Big Girls, Small Kitchen

    Congrats, Gaby! I think we’re all in agreement that there’s no better vegetable for a book to devote itself to than the avocado. Can’t wait to see a copy!

  20. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen

    Big congratulations, Gabi! Can’t wait to read through it/cook from it. I mean…who doesn’t love avocados. Sociopaths, that’s who. 🙂

    • Gaby

      YES!! People who don’t love avocados are cray cray! Thanks for your support lady! xo

  21. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Congratulations Gaby! I’m so excited to see it – I’ve been majorly loving on avocados lately and could use some new recipes!

  22. Lisa – Garnish with Lemon

    I Love avocado! This looks fabulous! Congratulations!

  23. Liren

    How fabulous! Congratulations, I can’t wait to see it! And, ironically, I just cut open an avocado to put in my sandwich, it’s lunchtime for me!

    • Gaby

      avocado on everything!! Thanks for your support Liren 🙂

  24. Patricia @ ButterYum

    How super exciting for you! If you want any bloggers to feature the book and host a giveaway, I’d love to be considered.

    Congratulations,
    Patricia @ ButterYum

  25. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    WOW WOW!! Beyond excited for you!! I can’t wait to get my copy!!!

  26. Kari@Loaves n Dishes

    Congratulations on the new book/baby! Love the cover, green is my favorite color.

  27. Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen

    Congrats Gabby! We all know how amazing your guacs are, so I can only imagine the goodness that the rest of your cookbook holds!! Hail to the avocado. Can’t wait to get my hands on this!

  28. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut

    I seriously cannot WAIT for this book. I love love love avocados too. I eat a whole one every day. No lie!! Congrats on the book. I am headed to amazon now for pre-order!!

  29. Brooke

    CONGRATULATIONS, G! Such exciting times! The cover is gorgeous. I’m so excited for April!!!!!

  30. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Congratulations! What a wonderful idea for a book! I can’t wait to check it out! The cover is amazing, Gaby!

  31. Marian (Sweetopia)

    Oh my goodness, congratulations!! Going to pre-order mine now. xo

  32. JaneEYB

    That’s fantastic news Gaby. We will definitely be indexing that on Eat Your Books – and of course we already index your fabulous blog recipes.

    • Gaby

      Thanks Jane!! That is so sweet of you! Will I be seeing you at IACP this year?

  33. Lauren Bosmeny

    Gaby,
    We just ordered your book!!! Can’t wait to receive it so we can continue to be “green”! Viva la Avocado! We are all so proud of you!
    Love,
    The bosmeny family

  34. Bonnie Sanders

    Congrats Gaby! Love reading your blog. I am sure your cookbook will be a big hit! I know I will be purchasing it.