BitterSweet

An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

The Secret is Out!

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…And despite the fact that this is the first official announcement, it has long been out, since it’s near impossible to hide an Amazon.com listing.

Well, there’s no turning back now- My second cookbook, Vegan Desserts, will soon be on its way to a bookstore near you! Get your sweet tooth in gear, because this one will be jam-packed with well over 100 brand new, never before seen recipes, each and every one accompanied by a full-color photo. Arranged by season and drawing inspiration from fresh ingredients, holidays, and innovative flavor combinations, this is not just another classic baking book.

As if that all wasn’t exciting enough yet, brace yourself, because the much sought-after recipes for vegan meringues and macarons will be included!

Three years in the making, this book came precipitously close to being tossed out altogether. Sitting on my computer, growing older and less attractive by the day, I eventually realized that a final decision was necessary: Forget the whole mess ever existed and move on, or painstakingly fix all of the blemishes, large and small. This meant rephotographing everything, rewriting everything, and revamping the recipes. It was the equivalent of ripping 250 pages out of their binding, shredding 200, and starting again from there. But for that precise reason, because I couldn’t just speed this text along to the printer without a second thought, I am truly grateful. That initial rejection gave me time to grow as a baker and photographer, to vastly improve this final collection of recipes and images as a whole. Vegan Desserts is so much more than just another cookbook to me; it’s my baby, and I couldn’t be more proud of how it’s grown up. Now, I can only hope that everyone else feels the same way, too.

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Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

97 thoughts on “The Secret is Out!

  1. Congratulations Hannah!! If it’s half as good as the first book, it’s going to be a smashing success! I must have this :D

  2. Waaaaaaahooooooo! I had no idea! This is a secret AND a surprise! Congratulations, Hannah! You are awesome, and we are aaaaalll grateful that you didn’t scrap this book. I absolutely cannot wait. :D

  3. Looks delish! Can’t wait to see it in person!

  4. Congrats! I can’t wait to check it out.

  5. Congrats! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  6. Congratulations!! You rule.
    xo
    Eco Mama

  7. Congratulation Hannah.
    Je vais l’acheter le plus vite possible ♥

    Tu es la meilleure !

  8. Congrats, girly! I will definitely be purchasing it! :)

  9. The cover photos look great!

  10. Oh my goodness, I CANNOT wait for this! Vegan macarons?? Yessss.

  11. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  12. YES. I can’t wait for this!

  13. Congratulations, Hannah! I’m so excited for you! I cannot wait. Want to celebrate at Miya’s with me? :)

  14. AWESOME! I’m so excited to dive into this!
    One great big question: Is there any way to get the book so that you get as much money as possible?
    This may be ridiculous but, I worry about you not getting enough of my money when I buy things through a third party. I don’t want to pay Amazon, I want you to get every smidge of my cash!

  15. Hooray! Congratulations! I love the idea of seasonal desserts.

    And the layout of the cover is lovely. :)

  16. this just made my day! i am going to order this baby on amazon right now!

  17. WOW!!! I am so excited for you. Congratulations, Hannah. I am sure it’s a fabulous book.

  18. I am so happy for you, babe! I can already tell that it’s gonna be amazing. As you know, I eat vegan on a fairly regular basis but also eat some seafood and meat products. Even so, I really support and admire the vegan lifestyle and the lover of baking and chemistry in me would definitely get this just for the macaron and marshmallow secrets alone! Really.cannot.wait!

  19. Hoooray!

    The cover does look sensational, and I am sure a good indicator of what lurks inside.

    So awesome! <3

  20. It looks lovely AND it’s already on my wish list! :)

  21. Congratulations! The cover is beautiful, and a fitting tease for what’s inside.

  22. Congrats Hannah! I can’t wait for this!

  23. WHAT? My excitement cannot be contained! Congrats, Hannah, for all of your hard work. I am sure the book will be embraced by the vegan community, I know that I for one cannot wait to get my hands on it. Hardcover, too? Wowee!!

  24. SO exciting, Hannah! I’m absolutely buying a copy :). Can’t wait to dive into all of these new recipes.

  25. Fantastic news Hannah! I can’t wait to see what you have created. I have no doubt it will be amazing.

  26. You know this already, but it’s worth repeating: I am overjoyed for you! I know it’s been a bumpy road and I am thrilled that you’re now gifting your baby to the world. I can’t wait to see it for myself!

  27. :( aww its not on amazon.ca

  28. oh congrats congrats congrats! i love to hear about 2nd and even 3rd cookbooks.

  29. Wow how exciting for you! I have a vegan friend who would love this. I’ll let her know! Your cover looks very tempting

  30. Yesssss, I’m so excited!!! Congrats on the new book – I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  31. Excited!! it will also be wonderful gift for one of my vegan friend and of course when see comes over for dinner.

  32. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Oh I am so so so excited Hannah! Next time you’re in NYC we should celebrate!!!

  34. Ah, AWESOME! And it’s your second? That’s great Hannah. I’m sure the transformed book turned out wonderful. And I think your photos are great, so I bet the food is really brought to life in this book!

  35. What????? This is news to me! I’m so excited! I can’t wait! I think I’ve made everything in My Sweet Vegan 10 times! I can’t wait for new recipes :)

    CONGRATS!!

  36. Yahoo!! and Congratulations…Happy to say I’ve already pre-ordered my copy!! Can’t wait to get it. I’ve found there’s no easier way to convince people to try a vegan meal now and then, than to make them a tasty vegan dessert!! Thanks!!

  37. Congratulations on your second book, Hannah! It looks beautiful!

  38. I AM SO EXCITED! CONGRATS!
    I am so glad to see another published book by you!
    You’ve become a hero, I think, in the Vegan community! Every time I see your name on the VegNews, I skip everything and land on your yummy page!
    Also, I am interested to see how you’ve grown! In your blog I see not only desserts, but savory dishes. Each dish explores a new food to me! :D
    I can’t wait to see your baby, and I hope to have it sitting by my copy of your first book. (I’ll make some shelf room for the other books to come)

    AGAIN, CONGRATS!
    <3
    Sydney

    (ohhhh! It is hardback! :3 yummmmmm!)

  39. You are a vegan goddess. I can’t wait to get my own copy. I’m already drooling over the cover images!

  40. Congratulations! It sounds wonderful and those photos on the cover are mouthwatering!

    Rose

  41. So, so proud of your perseverence, particularly as it’s us who win out in the end! You’re an inspiration to me, Hannah. I always feel like my own dreams are insurmountably impossible, but your courage and talent and bravery make me feel like I could start taking small steps towards a happier future for myself. xo

  42. Congratulations, Hannah! Since, my copy of “My Sweet Vegan” is well worn (& well loved), I cannot wait to get my oven mitts on your new “baby”!

  43. Congratulations! The cover alone is great, can’t wait to see the recipes.

  44. Well done Hannah!

    I am in awe. You have not slowed down on the blog at all and have written another book!

    When can I get it in the UK?

    • Although I’m told that my publisher will not be directly distributing the book in the UK, another printer is likely to pick it up. I wish I had a more definite answer, but hopefully it will just be a matter of time. Otherwise, I do plan to order a couple of cartons myself, and I would be happy to ship you one directly. Keep in touch when the release date draws nearer!

      Edit: You’re in luck! It looks like it’s already been added to Amazon.co.uk, so there’s no need to worry. :)

  45. You’re incredible!
    Congratulations, and thanks for giving me something to look forward to!

  46. Just added it to my Amazon wishlist!

  47. Congrats!!!!!

    I can’t imagine how the reworking process of the entire manuscript must have been–ugh, my work on a thesis, etc. has been quite enough for me.

    If we can judge the book by its cover, this 2nd book is going to be amazing!

  48. congratulations on the new book out hannah :) so excited for you! looks like there will be some yummy stuff in there!

  49. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you and everyone who’s a vegetarian. I can’t wait to get my copy and try some recipes out! When I do, I would love to interview you for my blog: )

  50. Congrats, Hannah! I can’t describe how excited I am about your new book. Can’t wait to have it and to try as many recipes as possible in my new place (the oven is working fine, so I’m already happy!). I will order it as soon as possible to me to do it at amazon.uk :)

  51. Congratulations! I’ll have to check it out!

  52. ooh, how exciting!!! CONGRATS :)

  53. Congratulations girl! Looks fantastic! Glad it gave you the chance to grow :)

  54. oh! Hannah that is amazing! i am so excited for you!

  55. Hooray! I can’t wait to see it!

  56. Congratulations! The cover alone looks beautiful!

  57. Congrats! The book looks amazing. Vegan meringues? sounds delicious.

  58. How exciting!!! Yay :) I have your first one and I love it! As soon as I can afford cookbooks again, I’ll definitely be putting this one the list. Congratulations!

  59. Still in awe of your talents! Nice job!

  60. Congratulations! The book looks totally scrumptious!

    What a commitment you made and how impressive.

  61. So curious about the macarons. And the book will be right on time for my birthday: 3 may. I know already what I will ask as a present.

  62. A huge congrats to you, Hannah!! What a gorgeous book, and I’m sure the recipes are just as delicious as they are beautiful! My sweet tooth is always in gear, lol!

  63. I have to say that the cover does look incredible.

  64. I’m so excited you wrote another cookbook!!! I hope this means you’ll go on book signings and promote it! I’m crossing my fingers for a cream puff recipe!

  65. Hannah, that is SO fantastic! Congratulations. Vegans all over the world will be grateful you persisted.

  66. Hannah how exciting! I’m so proud of you. Can’t wait to see all of those tasty treats!

  67. I’m so excited for this and for you! I can’t wait to check out the macaron recipe and all the gorgeous pictures. I know this was definitely a labor of love and we’ll definitely be feeling it (in our bellies!)

  68. Yay! I’m so glad you didn’t scrap this book. I can’t wait to see it.

  69. Congratulations Hannah. Are the recipes for the Vegan Chocolate Souffle & Choux Pastry in the book ?

  70. Awesome!! You sneaky, sneaky sneak! Meringues and macarons? You are a vegan hero!

    I’ve been wanting to do a cookbook-spotlight for My Sweet Vegan forever. I need to get on that soon!

  71. Hannah, huge congrats! The cover is gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the book!

  72. Wow- no joke I was just flipping through your first cookbook this morning thinking, “I love this book, I wonder when she’s going to come out with a second.” And then I discovered this post. How awesome! Can’t wait to get it!!

  73. Wow congrats! It looks fantastic!

  74. HUGE HUGE HUGE congratulations!!!!

  75. hannah, will there be a recipe for vegan marshmallows in this book?

    if no, can you email me the recipe you took off the site bc ppl were having problems with it? i’m willing to try it…email: sdsweetreats@gmail.com

    thank you!!

  76. Congratuations! I know exactly how you feel and I am sure there is good reason that it took you 3 years to complete! Well done,much love :)

  77. Woohoo!!! I’m sooo excited!.. and good for you for just going ahead and doing it full force.. it’s so easy to get discouraged… but the growth is amazing when you meet something head on. You are one smart, talented young lady!!!!

  78. Congratulations! How exciting! Can’t wait to see it! :-)

  79. Yay!! I just checked for it on Barnes and Noble. I got your last book on Nook. I hope this one will be available there soon!

  80. Congrats for your book! I just bought it yesterday and I skimmed it and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes there. Congrats again!

  81. Yay! Super excited for this one!

  82. congratulations! you rock! : )

  83. I know I’m so late on this but congrats on your new book!!!! :) I can’t wait to look through it.

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