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Great Food Starts Fresh is a 350-page cookbook featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients—with over 100 delicious recipes and photos.
Great Food Starts Fresh is a 350-page cookbook featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients—with over 100 delicious recipes and photos.
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      Cheryl Eggert on January 4, 2012

      WHOOOOHOOOO !!! Congratulations Nathan! I can't wait to get my hands on this book! This is great! Happy New Year !!!

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      karen orso on October 27, 2011

      I am so pleased Good Food Starts Fresh is funded and will be come a reality. I grow most of my own food and look forward to great meal ideas from a cookbook with a foundation in seasonality.
      Best Wishes, Karen Orso, Calaveras County, CA.

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      Ewam de Freitas on October 24, 2011

      Beautiful to see your dreams realized Braman. This is a good year, many more goodness to come for you and all those you inspire with "Great Food Starts Fresh."

      One love brother,


    4. Erica Holthausen on October 24, 2011

      Wahoo! I am so glad your project was fully funded. Congratulations! Oh, and I love all the notes from your friends and family. Thank you all for sharing your part of the journey with us as well!

    5. Martha J Moore on October 24, 2011

      Well done Nate!
      Ditto what your mom said.
      You are doing us proud.
      Auntie Martha ;-)

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      Dorcas Lyon on October 24, 2011

      Your family is so proud of you.
      You went from a dream, believing in your dream, working your butt off, and
      look what happen.... GREAT FOOD STARTS FRESH !
      What a trip... and this is just the beginning.
      We love you GOBS, GOBS,
      Mom and Dad

    7. Shannon Maureen Russell on October 22, 2011

      Well, damn. I misspelled "palate," and "underway" should be one word. Well, ignore my typos (It's not like I have a degree in English and journalism or anything... ahem), but Please, do not ignore Chef Lyon's campaign! Forty-three hours to go, and he's a third of the way there. Get your Christmas shopping done in only One stop here this weekend, shipped for Free, AND make someone's dream come true this year! Now there's some good karma for you.

      ~ Shannon

    8. Shannon Maureen Russell on October 9, 2011

      For anyone who is looking at this campaign and is considering pledging, you can not lose. Chef Nathan Lyon's seasonal cookbook is a feast for the eyes as well as the palette! There are well over a hundred unique recipes inside, all of which have been tested repeatedly to ensure that they will be perfect for you! Full color photos are works of art in themselves, worthy of hanging on your wall. Fresh, seasonal, local, natural, organic ingredients are always the focus. Nathan's recipes will please vegetarians and vegans as well as the omnivores among us. And who could possibly resist a book that features Chocolate as its own season?

      Christmas is just around the corner, and the holiday shopping season is about to get under way. What better gift is there to give than a beautiful collection of recipes that will last throughout the years? Signed copies, personalized messages, tote bags, and t-shirts are just some of the extras that are possibilities here, not to mention Free Shipping. But you will also be giving the gift of making someone else's dream come true this year, and That is priceless.

      Support your artists and small businesses this year. We need you, in any form of support. Thank you, Kickstarter supporters!

      Much love,

      Shannon M. Russell

      P.S. ~ To get the inside scoop, you can also find Nathan on Twitter at!/chefnathanlyon and on Facebook at….

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      Devin Ragwen on September 29, 2011

      Nate! Congrats!! and I do like Sis' comment about "Nate the Great" :-) can't wait to get your cookbook in my hands and in my kitchen. Wishing you only the best!

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      Jevita Rogers on September 28, 2011

      Congrats Nate the Great :-) so excited that this is happening and CANNOT wait to have your incredible cookbook in my hands in time for Christmas dinner and parties!! Much love & great success to you!! When are you coming to CO!!??

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      Devra Wexler on September 23, 2011

      Congrats, Nathan! And good luck! I know the HB community is behind you 100%! See you soon.

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      Wendy Riker Treleven on September 22, 2011

      Congrats, Nathan! Wishing you continued and increasing success!

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      Sarah Heber on September 21, 2011

      Congrats Nathan. You know all of us from A-Town are your biggest cheerleaders!!

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      Ewam de Freitas on September 21, 2011

      The world will soon be a better place with this book. Well done Nate daddy!

    15. Tracy Smith on September 15, 2011

      Congratulations Nathan. You are inspiration to us all. Love the photography and look forward to cooking Nathan style.

    16. Celeste Vega on September 14, 2011

      Fantastic Nathan! Looking forward to seeing the finished product. The cover picture is great! Good luck with the pledges!

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      Terri (Mallon) Marlin on September 13, 2011

      Nathan, you are awesome and I wish you the very best. Congrats on such a wonderful project. I can't wait to see the finished product! XXOO - Terri