I’m living my dream!
Oh man! Book number two is out! And I almost can’t believe it, but Powerfood – from Friesland to New York is currently at number one! Already! The fact that my new book is in stores now is amazing enough, but that it’s become an instant success is just, wow. I can’t find the words.
The production and entire launch of Powerfood II were like a dream. In addition to cooking up a storm in my own kitchen and thinking up and refining recipes through much trial and error, I went to New York and Friesland, of course, with a whole crew of people. I was able to take the wonderful people around me with me to the locations that have been my biggest sources of inspiration. It was truly amazing to do!
The book launch took place in my very own pop-up restaurant. Yep! I got to be a restaurateur at the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam for three days. It was fantastic! Everyone that’s important to me was on hand for the official launch: my friends, family and the people with whom I worked so hard. When the big moment arrived, I brought my whole Power-team up on stage, of course. Without them, I could never have made this all happen. I’m getting all choked up again just writing this… Just like I did during my speech, haha… I could barely get the words out. They were most definitely happy tears though – I’m just so proud!
In the days that followed, my pop-up restaurant was all booked up by all the #Powerfoodies who wanted to get the first taste of the recipes in my new book. It sold out inside of two hours! So many great people showed up. I got the chance to chat with everyone and only heard enthusiastic responses, so if it were up to me, I’d definitely do it all again!
So, yeah… Wow. I’m really living my dream! I want to thank everyone so much for your support. Like I say in my book, I hope that you enjoy cooking the recipes from my book and that doing so makes you happy and healthy and gives you joy. The tasty recipes that I see on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter inspire me and give me renewed energy to expand my mission even further. Keep it coming!