Thursday, September 2, 2010

Special Announcement

Do you notice the new foodista badge I have? Look to the right side of the page... Look a little closer...

It says WINNER! If you would recall, the Foodista badge that I had in that spot of my blog said, "Vote for me!" for almost 8 months. I participated in Foodista's Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, and I just found out that I have been selected!

What's funny is that I first found out about it on Facebook! A blogger friend of mine, Divina of Sense and Serendipity ( congratulations Divina!), posted on her wall that she was one of the winners for the Foodista Best of Food Blogs CookbookWinners.  I clicked on the link and lo and behold, I saw my own entry:

My jaw dropped when I saw that I was one of them too!  Later that day, I got an official letter from the editor Sheri Wetherell.  The email reads:

Dear Malou,
After receiving and reviewing over 1,500 submissions, Foodista and Andrew Mcneel Publishing are thrilled to announce that you are a winner in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest. Andrews McMeel will publish your recipe for Meatloaf with an Asian Twist, along with other winning blog posts and recipes in a beautiful, full-color, internationally distributed cookbook, set for release on October 19, 2010. Born out of the "Blog to Book" panel at the first International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in 2009, the cookbook celebrates the best food bloggers worldwide.

I was floored. And I thank you, dear readers, for your wonderful support. I am now officially a cookbook author!

P.S. Did you notice how many times I used the word "official" in this post? Please forgive me; it's the excitement in me that's making me realize this publication is official! Again, thank you so much!


  1. Congratulations again Malou! We are rooting for you. Go get them. Kuddos!

  2. WOOHOO Malou! This is just so awesome. Can't wait to have the Foodista cookbook in my collection so I can tell people my friend Malou's recipe is in there!
    Keep the recipes coming, maybe in a not-so-distant future you'll be announcing another cookbook, the one written all by yourself! :)

  3. Congrats! That meatloaf with all that lovely bacon had me drooling. :)

  4. It's my first time to comment here just to say, we are proud of you Malou! Carry on. Keep writing!


  5. TagaTugue: thank you so much for the kind words.

    Caroline: Thank you so much my twitter berks. You know you have my support for your sweet caroline too right?

    Hey abby: great seeing you here. thank you!

    Hi Vic: Thank you for leaving a comment for the first time haha... hope it won't be the last hehe!

  6. Congratulations Malou! Hooray!!! So happy for you :)

  7. Woow great news, congrats Malou!! Always looking forward to your beautiful posts :))

  8. Awesome! Congrats to you. Well deserved for a lovely dish.


  9. Congrats, Malou! It's definitely well deserved. Looks like I need to make some meatloaf! :-9

  10. Penny: thank you.. here's to more recipe sharing.. cheers!

    Anncoo: Thank you so much. The winning streak started when I won from your site. Can't wait for it in the mail... yahoo!

    TLS: Oh thank you! You know I love seeing you around my site too right. You're one of my faves!

    Natasha: I have to tell you that you were the first one to feature my recipe in your 2009 round-up. After that it gave me the courage to submit it. Thanks to you!

    Lazaro: Thank you for the kind words. I truly appreciate it esp coming from you!

    Lorena: Try it... you'll love it. My hubs is requesting me to make some this Sunday too haha.. Thanks again!

  11. Congratulationso Malou! Well desserved! We will be cheering for you all the way to stardom! But you are already our superstar no matter what.

  12. Mega congrats chica! If anyone deserves, it it's you!

  13. How very nice. I don't blame you for being thrilled. That is quite an honor, Malou. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  14. Oh, Malou! Congratulations!!! I am so thrilled for you, and this great honor couldn't go to anyone more deserving! Hugs!

  15. Congratulation again, Malou! I have to get the book, and you have to sign, complete with picture natin na dalawa para bonggang-bongga, diba?

    Searching your blog for Pinoy-Style Bread Pudding! Yung simple lang na may evaporated milk....

  16. This is exciting and well deserved. It was a long time to wait but what a wonderful result. Congratulations.

    I know someone famous. Yeah.

  17. This is exciting and well deserved. It was a long time to wait but what a wonderful result. Congratulations.

    I know someone famous. Yeah.

  18. Congratulations! :)

    Damn . . that fried chicken looks good!

  19. Wow happy for you!!! *Congratulations* and am eyeing ur brazo de mercedes=)


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