Top 10 Reasons to Pre-Order My New Cookbook

by on July 25, 2013

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It’s almost here!! I poured myself into The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook for the past two years – I’m thrilled to say it is now, at last, available for pre-order on Amazon (and in stores September 10!). My publisher, the Harvard Common Press, sent me my first hot-off-the-press copy last week!

If you enjoy Panini Happy, you’re going to love The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook. Why? I’ll give you ten good reasons.


10. I’m sending everyone who pre-orders – and fills out this request forma free signed bookplate (aka, an autographed sticker you can put inside the cover to personalize it).

9. You can give it as a gift! It’s perfect for kids heading off to college, friends getting married, the brother-in-law who’s difficult to shop for… anyone who likes to cook on a panini press or other tabletop grill (e.g., Foreman).

8. At least half of the recipes will be exclusive to the book (i.e., they won’t appear on Panini Happy – contract says!)

7. Just like Panini Happy, the book goes way beyond just sandwiches. You’ll be using your panini press for every meal of the day.

6. There are more than 200 recipes in this book – everything from Lemon-Thyme Chicken Panini and Chimichurri Skirt Steak Panini to dozens of non-sandwich panini press recipes, including a Spatchcocked Game Hen, Grilled Tofu and Bok Choy Bowl, and Mini Carrot Layer Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.

5. I reference My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Brady Bunch and Wedding Crashers in the headnotes.

4. The book will arrive on your doorstep as soon as it’s released, like a present. Who doesn’t love a present?

3. Serious bang for the buck. This thing is 342 pages. 75,000+ words. About 1 inch thick. And retails for less than $20 (did I say this was two years in the making?).

2. If the price drops on Amazon before it’s released on September 10, you’ll automatically get the lower price.

1. It’s entirely written and photographed by yours truly. 🙂

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So are you convinced?! Then head on over to Amazon to pre-order The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook – and don’t forget to claim your free signed bookplate (I’ll send up to 4, so you can give books as gifts!). And spread the word!!

Thank you all so much for your support!

>Ready to buy a panini press? Check out my Panini Press Buying Guide for the features to look for.

>Want more panini recipes? See my Recipe Index for a list of all recipes on Panini Happy.

>Traveling to a new city soon? Browse Panini Happy’s Great American Sandwich Guide to find the best sandwiches across the country!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chelsea July 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

This is so exciting Kathy! And what great reasons 🙂 XOXO
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2 Ash- foodfashionparty July 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

Congratulations!!! How perfect is this. I love my foreman’s grill and this is perfect. Will tweet this now..


3 Kathy Strahs July 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I really appreciate that – many thanks, Ash!


4 Cookin Canuck July 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Congratulations, Kathy! You always have amazing recipe ideas and I can’t wait to see what’s in your book.
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5 Kathy Strahs July 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Thanks so much, Dara!


6 Erin R. July 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Oh, my gosh! What a thrill it must have been for you to write this post! The book sounds wonderful and I’m definitely adding it to my wish list. My birthday is in September, so hopefully I’ll get a look at all your hard work soon.


7 Kathy Strahs July 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Sounds great, Erin – I’m a September baby, too! 🙂


8 kelly @ sass & veracity July 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Pre-ordering. Now. We are such sandwich people here and can’t wait to get your book. I should probably come out of the dark ages and get an electric panini press in celebration, right?
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9 Kathy Strahs July 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Woo hoo – thanks! I can help you pick out a grill, Kelly! 🙂


10 Meagan July 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm

What a wonderful, wonderful cookbook, Kathy! I just love paninis and know that I will also score some major points with my husband for serving him up some luscious versions from your cookbook. Pre-ordered! Congratulations!
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11 Kathy Strahs July 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Thank you so much, Meagan!! I hope you both really enjoy it!


12 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective July 30, 2013 at 5:47 am

Congratulations, Kathy!! So exciting! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! 🙂
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13 dani July 30, 2013 at 6:48 am

Congrats on the cookbook 🙂


14 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence July 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Congratulations Kathy!! I love that book cover. So crisp and clean.
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15 Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste August 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm

This is so exciting, Kathy! Congrats on all of your hard work!
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16 Kathy Strahs August 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Thanks so much, Kelly! 🙂


17 Lisa @ Whisk & Cleaver August 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Congratulations Kathy!! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to get my hands on your new book. I need to get a grill myself, but now that I’ve found gluten-free bread that I actually like, I can start making paninis again. Congrats! xoxo
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18 Kathy Strahs August 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Thanks, Lisa! I’ve heard the gluten-free breads taste even better when toasted. 🙂


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