Update: Right after Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that their show Fixer Upper was entering its finale season, one half of the HGTV couple lifted our spirits by revealing her new project. In September, Joanna Gaines shared a picture on Instagram that showed her in the midst of a photo shoot for her forthcoming Magnolia Table cookbook. Since then, fans have been desperate for more details about the book, and finally, Gaines provided some.
This morning, the Fixer Upper star shared a first look at the cookbook's cover on Instagram, and she captioned the photo with information about when it will be available. Gaines wrote, "I finally get to share my new cookbook, Magnolia Table with you all! It will officially be out April 24th, 2018 just in time for Mother’s Day, but you can order it in advance today should you want to gift a pre-order this holiday season or if you want to ensure you get one hot off the press!" For fans who think this cover preview just isn't enough, Joanna Gaines has also shared a few early recipes on her blog, so you can start cooking ASAP.
Earlier this week, we found out that the shiplap lovefest Fixer Upper was coming to an end after five seasons. But Chip and Joanna fans need not despair because we also found out over the weekend that a Magnolia Table cookbook is just around the corner.
Over the weekend, Joanna shared a picture on Instagram of her digging into some of the food we can expect in the book. “After a week long photoshoot for our cookbook, celebrating with some homemade mac n cheese and brownie pie just feels right,” she wrote.
It isn’t the first culinary endeavor from the couple. Their store, Magnolia Market, has already grown to include everything from food trucks to a bakery. Then, in June, they announced they were expanding to a full-service restaurant, Magnolia Table. But short of going to Waco, there was no way to experience the Gaines’ elevated Southern comfort food. That is, of course, until the cookbook comes out some time in the near future.
In an age where plenty of celebrities are authoring cookbooks, its almost expected that anyone with a social following or TV show might eventually come out with their own. The top-selling cookbooks of 2016 included new releases from foodie favorites like Ina Garten and Chrissy Teigen, as well as people who got their start blogging, like Ree Drummon and Ali Maffucci of "Inspiralized."
Not only is Fixer-Upper a runaway hit, but Joanna already has 5.3 million Instagram followers with whom she frequently shares her food snaps. While we have yet to get an exact pub date on the Magnolia Table Cookbook, we already imagine it will be breaking best-selling lists whenever it comes out. At the very least, it will be a way to get a part of the family's sun-soaked, rustic-chic ascetic without booking a ticket to central Texas.
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