Book Deal! My First Cookbook is Coming

by Jo Kenny

I have very exciting news: I am publishing my very first cookbook and it will be on sale in 2021!

For those who have been following me on Instagram you will know that for the last two years I have openly shared my dream of publishing a cookbook and I’ve been documenting the journey to making my dream a reality.

I am absolutely thrilled after years of recipe development, research, writing, learning, editing, pitching and pitching some more that I have secured a publishing contract. My very first real life cookbook will be launching in 2021!

What Kind of Cookbook is it?

My first cookbook will contain delicious recipes that are staples in my own home. I want to celebrate the every day joy of food and how a good meal can bring happiness. It is after all, the little things in life that sustain happiness. I suppose it is a deeper introduction to myself and my cooking style:

  • My unapologetic love of food which I hope you can share in
  • Stories of food inspirations from travel to places like Japan and the Caribbean
  • How family roots have fed into home cooking, from my close connections to Scotland and my husband Alex’s Guyanese heritage.

I want everyone reading my book to connect with the absolute joy of fresh, wholesome food cooked at home.

What Recipes Will it Contain?

All of the recipes are really close to my heart and make their way regularly onto my own dinner table. It felt right to make these a part of my first cookbook. There’s also some absolute gems from Alex that had to be included!

My cookbook will have you covered on all culinary angles:

  • Hearty stews
  • Crowd pleasing rice dishes
  • Comforting pastas and noodles
  • Exciting meats
  • Vibrant side dishes
  • Delicious desserts

There are meals to suit every season and every mood. Whether you fancy something earthy and comforting, something light and fresh or something tangy and vibrant. Healthy or indulgent I have you covered!

Are the Recipes in the Cookbook New or Already Available Online?

My cookbook will be jam packed with recipes that are exclusive to the book. You won’t be able to get them on my blog. It has been so hard not sharing them because there are so many absolute blinders in there!

What Format Will the Book be Sold in?

My cookbook will be available to buy in both hardback and ebook.

When Will the Book be Available to Buy?

I am aiming to have the book released in time for Autumn/Winter 2021. It will be available to pre-order and I will update my social media and this page just as soon as this is available. Keep your eyes peeled!


Samantha Bartlett June 30, 2021 - 4:54 pm

Literally cannot wait for your cookbook – big congratulations on this one 💚

Jo July 1, 2021 - 3:44 pm

Thank you so much! I’m really excited to reveal more details soon


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