Cookbook #4 // Take It Easy (IT'S HERE!)

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Today's the day!! Cookbook #4 is out in the wild! I am over the moon thrilled to get to share this book with you guys and I hope you love it / cannot wait to see what your favorite recipes are this time around!!

Take It Easy from (@whatsgabycookin)


I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this book to be in the world. Book #4!! This is seriously a dream come true and it's all thanks to you guys! You make my job so fun and I am so excited to be able to share even more recipes with you!

Take It Easy // 100+ Recipes for Zero Stress Deliciousness is officially out as of today! You can find it pretty much anywhere books are sold! Call your local book sellers, put one on hold and then scoot on over to snag it!

Here are of my fav places to buy books if you're ordering online:

Book Tour:

It's starting. If you don’t see your city on the list, just leave a comment below with where you’re located and I’ll do my best to make it happen! All the details and RSVP links for the Crate&Barrel signing can be found here! A few events are still coming together but I’ll update you guys here and on social media as soon as we get more dates + details. 


  • September 26th - Chicago // Dinner
  • September 27th - Chicago
  • September 29th - NYC
  • October 1st - Washington DC
  • October 2nd - Los Angeles! Come hang at Neighborhood coffee shop on La Brea at 10am!
  • October 13th - Dallas
  • October 15th - Costa Mesa
  • October 26th - Seattle
  • October 27th - San Francisco (no RSVP needed for the signing, just come hang at the Flour + Water Pasta Shop at 5:00pm)
  • Dec 2nd - 4th WGC Weekend Retreat at Solage in Calistoga - SOLD OUT

And a few FAQ’s:

Yes, some of the crew is coming with me! Thomas will be west coast! Matt is for sure coming to Texas!! Fingers crossed we can get Adam to Costa Mesa! My parents will be in Seattle too! And there will be a few surprised guests along the way too.

Ticket price: this covers the cost of the book. If you already pre-ordered 10,000 billion copies of the book because obviously you want to gift them to every single person that lives near you, you can bring them no problem and I will sign every single one!

Will there be food / drink at the signings: working on some fun surprises for each city! 

Tell me more about the Chicago dinner: it's an entire WGC meal (from the book) with wine at Table by Crate!! Book your tables with you friends, parents, significant others etc! Just come hang and have an incredible meal with me! 

Any other questions, shout them out below and I’ll answer right away!

Okay - want even more info:

Here's a little except about the book: In her new book, Gaby Dalkin returns with her signature approach: Enjoy your life by eating the food you love. But this time around, she also emphasizes a no-fuss attitude. What's Gaby Cooking: Take It Easy offers 100 new delicious and stress-free recipes, suited for any and all occasions.
Everything we cook right now—whether it’s for a potluck picnic with friends or a solo night in binge-watching reality TV—needs to be crazy simple, easily pulled together from those lasting pantry items, still shockingly delicious at room temperature, and not requiring that one random ingredient you drove 45 minutes to get and will never use again. We want food that tastes like it took hours to prepare but doesn’t actually require anything too exact. Give us the forgiving recipes: Out of shallots? Try an onion. The more fail-proof, the better. If this low-maintenance approach sounds like your kinda thing, Dalkin has got your back. With 100 easy ideas for dishes to serve wherever you go (or don't go!), make-ahead dressings and sauces for lazy last-minute dinners, and of course—give the people what they want!—big, crunchy, fresh salads and rich, chocolatey, you’re-in-sweatpants-anyway desserts, Take It Easy is Dalkin’s first book bringing her tasty, crowd-pleasing concepts to quicker, simpler meals.   

I wrote this book for many reasons but 2 big ones.

One – you guys. You guys make my job so much fun! I love seeing my recipes in your kitchen with your spin! Getting your messages on social and emails about how you’ve started cooking more with my recipes and don’t feel as intimidated in the kitchen literally make my YEAR! I love each and every one of you and am so thankful for you.

And two….because how often do you buy a book and only cook a few recipes out of it? Me – all the time. I always want to write books that you guys are able to use OVER AND OVER AND OVER again. Every recipe in the book is fantastic and I know you’re going to love it!

Okay!! I think that’s just about it. GAME on. I CANNOT WAIT to meet you guys in real life. I can’t wait to see what you guys make. ALL MY LOVE! XOXO


  1. Placed my preorder!!! Congratulations on the 4th one! My sister and I absolutely love your recipes, please come to VIRGINIA!!

  2. My book is pre ordered on Amazon! I can not wait to start cooking with your new recipes. I hope to finally meet you in Richmond or VA Beach, Virginia on your book tour!

  3. So excited! Ordering one for me and one for my friend right after I leave this comment. So excited to receive this fall. I just got your other book In the mail last week and have been searching high and low for the avocado book! Congrats.

  4. Hoping you'll swing by Tucson on the book tour! Congratulations on all your success, Gaby!

    Michele Schwitzky

  5. Come to Tampa!! We have a great food scene and Poppy would love the beach! Can’t wait to add your new book to my collection of your others.

  6. I’ve been waiting for this since you mentioned it on Instagram. Please consider stopping in Oklahoma City. It is a hidden foodie city I think you’d enjoy and I’m confident there are lots of fans here for you.

    1. Hi! I did pre order but curious about why the pre order sales matter so much?
      I'm sure it's some silly answer I should know, just wondering!
      Looking forward to the new book!

  7. I am so happy for you! (And happy for me because the book is coming out on my birthday!) Please come visit in Boston, we love you! ❤️

  8. This is the best news EVER! I'm headed to Amazon right now to pre-order a book for myself and also one for each of my 3 kiddos, who are just venturing out into the world (one is a recent college grad, one about to graduate college, and one who is in college). Any time I make anything the family goes gaga for, the first comment at the table is "is this from Gaby???" And, let me tell you, more often than not the answer is YES! Family fave is hands-down your crispy chicken and smashed peas; it's what's requested for birthdays, first nights home for holidays, last nights before heading back to school, and any time in between that they can convince me that it's been long enough since I've made it that I should make it again. I've sent my kids a bunch of easy recipes as they've moved into places with kitchens, and a few of yours made it into that list. My 21 year old son makes your blackened salmon and avocado salsa at least once a week for himself and his 3 housemates, as it's always a hit. Being able to give our kids a WHOLE BOOK of easy recipes is going to blow their minds!!! And, now that I'm an empty nester after 25 years of cooking for a brood, I can't wait to have a fresh set of easy recipes to keep things interesting for my husband and myself. It may also give me time to meet him at the pub for a pre-dinner cocktail if I don't have to spend loads of time prepping and cooking!!! Thank you SO much for doing this. You've read my family's mind, although we obviously weren't the only ones hoping! Keep the recipes coming and we'll keep trying to do them justice. Cheers to you and best of luck on a super-successful book launch!!!

    Oh, and if you're looking for a reason to travel internationally for your book tour: I'm American but have lived abroad for 8 years. A stop in London would be amazing, I'm sure you have a UK following but I could also help you promote through a bunch of American expat groups. And if you're looking for the most fun stop ever we also live in Marbella, Spain where I can further help through the same expat connection! Come to both!!!

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