Behind The Butter

The White Jacket Required Book Tour {dates + locations}

It seems like I have been waiting forever to get you guys these White Jacket Required Book Tour dates, but here they are! A couple more dates and locations are in the works right now, but I wanted to let y’all know about these now! My mom and I will be doing the tour together, road-trip style, and we are so excited to meet so many of you!

The book officially comes out September 4th. SO SOON! Ahhhhh

Β Santa Rosa, CA

Copperfield’s Books at 775 Village Court (in the Montgomery shopping center)

Friday, September 7th @ 7pm

San Francisco, CA

Omnivore Books at 3885 Cesar Chavez st (@ Church)

Sunday, September 16th @ 3:00 pm

Pineville, NC (right near Charlotte)

Barnes and Noble at 11025 Caroline Place Mall

Monday, September 24th @ 7:00 pm

Charleston, SC

Barnes and Noble at 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd

Tuesday, September 25th @ 7:00 pm

Birmingham, AL

Barnes and Noble at 201 Summit Blvd

Thursday, September 27th @ 7:00 pm

Savannah, GA

Barnes and Noble at 7804 Abercorn Extension

Monday, October 1st @ 7:00 pm

Official White Jacket Required Book Launch Party: Pooler, GA

It’s really only official because I say it’s official. But it’s a party {with food!} and you all are invited as a huge personal thank you for everything. There would be no blog and no book if you guys hadn’t been a constant support and encouragement over the years. I am so thankful for you! My sweet friend, Kay, is the gracious host of the evening, and we’ll all eat, drink and be merry together!

You can find more information on the party here!

Atlanta, GA

Taste of Atlanta Event (in the Barnes and Noble tent)

Saturday, October 6th @ 4:45 pm

**I am told this is a 3-day paid event and tickets will be $25 in advance or $35 at the door (you can purchase tickets here). I apologize about this, but it does seem like a really cool event with over 80 great restaurants and numerous other cookbook authors there for signings. It’s my first time visiting Atlanta, so I am pretty excited about it!

Indianapolis, IN

Big Hat Books at 6510 Cornell Ave

Wednesday, October 10th @ 6pm

San Francisco, CA

Books inc at Opera Plaza (601 Van Ness)

Friday, October 19th @ 7pm

Austin, TX

Bookpeople at 603 North Lamar Boulevard

Monday, November 19th @ 7pm

**I will be announcing additional dates and book tour locations (I believe there will be three more) as soon as all the details are ironed out! Thank you for your patience!

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  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep
    July 24, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I wish you were coming closer to Florida ! =]

    • Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
      July 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

      I second this!

      • jane
        August 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm


        • Kiran @
          September 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm

          Waiting in Orlando!

          • Tammy
            September 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

            I’m also waiting in FL! Last time I saw you was in Philly — with mug and pb granola in hand πŸ™‚ — would be so great to see you again, Jenna, and to introduce you to my baby girl!

  • Michelle @ The Cooking Life
    July 24, 2012 at 9:03 am

    How exciting! I cannot wait to buy your book πŸ™‚ Please come to Dallas! Or more specifically, to Denton, hehe πŸ™‚

    • Amy
      July 29, 2012 at 7:15 am

      I second this request! I live right down 35 in Roanoke! And Jenna, your book came up on my Amazon suggested books email not long ago!!

  • Caroline L.
    July 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I hope you can do another SF date that’s just a little later! Would love to meet you in person!

  • Meagan
    July 24, 2012 at 9:05 am

    So exciting! I hope you come to the northeast! πŸ™‚

  • Jenn
    July 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

    New York City?

    • Kim
      August 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Agreed! Come to New York!!

  • Christine W.
    July 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I am so excited you are coming to Birmingham!!! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years now, but I don’t think I have never commented. I really love every recipe of yours that I’ve tried – I actually got my husband to eat and enjoy tofu for the first time EVER because of your crisy tofu and rice noodle bowls! I hope you enjoy Birmingham; it’s a great city with lots to see if you have the time. I will be there at your book signing! Can’t wait!

  • Leslie Means @ Her View From Home
    July 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Ah! Come to Nebraska! πŸ˜‰

  • Hillary {Nutrition Nut on the Run}
    July 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

    what fun! especially to have your mama there, it’ll be a great road trip for sure πŸ™‚

  • Sami M.
    July 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Please come to Austin!!!

    • Urban Wife
      July 24, 2012 at 9:46 am

      I second that! We all know how much you LOVE Austin. πŸ™‚

      • jen
        July 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

        yes, austin!

        • Jessica
          July 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

          Yes, please Austin!!!!

  • Em
    July 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I hope there’s a Midwest stop! Try Minneapolis! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It’s a great city!!!

    • Jodi
      July 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      and Sioux Falls!

      • Eileen
        July 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

        I second Sioux Falls!

        • Ashley Smith Mikkelson
          August 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

          Oh how I would love it if it were in Mpls. Im trying to talk my husband into going to Georgia. I love going to food events! Either way, congrats Jenna!

  • Molly Petsch
    July 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

    You’re going all around me but not to me! Come to Nashville… your book, my baby. What more could you ask for?!

    • jenna
      July 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Seriously!! I would LOVE to come to nashville….I definitely will be coming in February for a conference and want to see you then (if not before)!

      • Molly Petsch
        July 25, 2012 at 5:00 am

        PLEASE keep me updated- I would love to see you as well!

  • Melanie
    July 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Please come to Tampa!

  • Olga
    July 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

    This must be so exciting!! Hope Boston makes the cut πŸ™‚

    • April
      July 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      I second Boston:)

      • Jennifer M
        September 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        Picked up the book this week, can’t wait to dive in! Boston please!!

  • Nancy in Naples
    July 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Think you girls need to bring the tour to Naples also!!

  • Melissa
    July 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I second the vote for New York City! We’d love to have you here! How can you go on a book tour and not go to NYC?! That’s half the reason I moved here!

  • Kelsea Olson
    July 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

    WOO HOO! See ya in Atlanta! It’s beautiful in the fall. If you have time to visit any restaurants, make sure to stop by TWO Urban Licks– It will blow your mind!

    • Laura
      July 24, 2012 at 9:17 am

      YES. I second this recommendation. I also suggest South City Kitchen and Ecco.

      • Wendy
        July 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

        And Kyma! And Surin!

        Oh! And Piedmont Park!

    • Lauren
      July 27, 2012 at 6:42 am

      Forget all of the other suggestions and get yourself to Antico Pizza.

      Order your Napoli-style pie at the counter, pick up your red peppers and fresh chopped garlic by the ovens, and then prepare to fight for a seat. Worst-case scenario: you have to stuff your face while standing up in the kitchen and watch the men make your pizza.


      • Lauren
        July 27, 2012 at 6:43 am

        And don’t forget to BYOB! They have bottle openers and little plastic cups for you to use. πŸ™‚

  • Julia {The Roasted Root}
    July 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Fun summer book tour lineup! Safe travels and looking forward to seeing photos of all the places you go!

  • Megan
    July 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I agree with Olga, you should stop in Boston! That’s not too far ….. πŸ˜‰

  • Mansee Muzumdar
    July 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Ahhhh I just moved to San Francisco – I’m so excited I’ll get to come see you!

  • Tina
    July 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I wish you could come to Houston, TX.

  • christina
    July 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

    yippee for charleston!

  • Laura
    July 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Yay! I’ll be going to Taste of Atlanta, so I’ll definitely stop by. I can’t believe it will be your first time in Atlanta though. You’ll have some great restaurants to choose from… and Taste of Atlanta is always amazing.

  • Emily
    July 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I think a European tour is also necessary πŸ˜‰

  • Audrey
    July 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

    How about a trip to the NW (Portland, OR) ???

  • Carrie
    July 24, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Ann Arbor? πŸ™‚

  • Jenn
    July 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Poop. These seem to miss many places :-;

  • Becky Henderson
    July 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I hope you can arrange one in Indiana since you are coming here for the conference anyway! πŸ™‚

  • Liz @ Southern Charm
    July 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Ahhh. It’s so real!! VERY excited for you Jenna!!

  • Rachael
    July 24, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I (selfishly) second Minneapolis!!! It’s beautiful summer and fall!

  • Lauren
    July 24, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Please come to Washington DC!

    • Michelle
      July 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Yes! I second the DC/Northern VA area! πŸ™‚

      • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
        July 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        I third that!!!!!!!! DC is necessary. πŸ™‚

        • Alex
          July 25, 2012 at 11:25 am


          • Danielle
            September 7, 2012 at 9:10 am

            Plleeeeease come to DC!

          • Alexa
            September 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

            Yes to DC!!

  • Jamie
    July 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Too bad you won’t be coming to Minnesota!

  • Stacy @ Stacy Eats
    July 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Ahh so excited you are coming to Atlanta! I think it’s great that you’ll be at Taste of Atlanta event too. Hope to meet you then! πŸ™‚

  • Heather Whittaker
    July 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Please come to Fl!!!! Tampa or Orlando would be AWESOME places. I mean, O-town is where your culinary adventure started…just sayin πŸ˜‰

    • JulieD
      July 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Yes, please! So happy to see all some of your dates set up! Can’t wait to follow you on instagram on your travels. πŸ˜€

  • domonique @ a bowl full of simple
    July 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Congratulations!! so exciting. i will definitely try to get to the SF date!

  • Jane {In the Pink and Green}
    July 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Ahh so exciting! I want to come see you in SF…or you could just come to Tahoe! PS: My husband and I just moved to South Lake Tahoe in January, and we were driving around the lake this weekend and we stopped at Char-Pit (per your recommendation) and I got an delish ice cream cone…so good, thanks for the tip!

  • Amy
    July 24, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I wish you were coming to NYC! Can’t wait to buy your book.

  • Urban Wife
    July 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Well, we all know how much you LOVE Austin! πŸ˜‰ Hoping that will be one of the 3 left.

  • Becky
    July 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I can’t wait to see you in Atlanta! My hometown. You will love it here.

  • Carly
    July 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    So exciting Jenna! πŸ™‚ To think where life was a few years ago…. following your dreams πŸ™‚ Love it! now if only you were coming to Seattle as a part of your tour…! XO

  • Missy
    July 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I vote for a Minneapolis stop too! Can’t wait for the book!!

  • Stacie
    July 24, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Would love to see you in Kansas City! Your book is already pre-ordered on Amazon…looking forward to it!

    • Caitlin
      October 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      Yes!! I would love to see you in Kansas City!

  • Erin @ small things
    July 24, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I’d be happy to host a book tour stopover in Chicago if your publisher is into it.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well
    July 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I will see you in San Francisco. I think you’ll have a crazy large turnout :)….just sayin!

    • Judith
      July 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

      Yep, I agree…lucky us πŸ™‚

  • Shannon @ A Fork In Each Hand
    July 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I can’t wait to read your book! I just wish you were coming to Philly! πŸ™‚

  • Meagan S
    July 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Come to Oklahoma, please!

  • Laura
    July 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

    You’re not coming to Toronto, Canada? Bummer!
    Any chance you could make your way to a bookstore up in Canada? πŸ˜€
    I’ll be buying your book anyways!

    • Jen
      July 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      I second this!!

      • Sara
        July 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        I agree!

        • Dominique
          July 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm

          Yes, agreed! I can’t wait for your book and the opportunity to meet you in person would be amazing.

          • Marian
            July 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

            I’m hoping for a Toronto stop too!

    • Tania
      August 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Yes! Toronto PLEASE!!

    • Sarah
      September 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Definitely a lot of interest here in Toronto! πŸ™‚ come here, you’ll make friends and we’ll throw a party.

      • Marisa
        September 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        And Ottawa too!

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    July 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Such an exciting time for you! Congratulations!

  • {lori}
    July 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Come to the north! Namely, Detroit! Or Ann Arbor…you’ve been there before! πŸ™‚

  • Christa
    July 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Hope Nashville is one of the stops!

  • Carolyn
    July 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Come to the midwest!!! πŸ™‚

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    July 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Hope you come visit your SoCal neighbors – we’d love to see you in this half of the state! San Fran always gets all the love…Lol

    Have fun, Jenna, and congrats!!!!!!!!

    • Ashley L
      July 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      true story! san fran gets all of the love! come to san diego!!!

  • Dominique
    July 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

    You have fans up here in Canada too! In the very french MontrΓ©al!

  • Brie
    July 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Do you know if there will be a Kindle edition coming out?

    • jenna
      July 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

      There will definitely been a Nook edition out right away, but I’m not sure about Kindle. I need to ask my publisher about that!

      • Brie
        July 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

        I hope so! Gotta stock up on reading material for maternity leave. πŸ™‚

  • Jaclyn
    July 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

    well jenna… reallly…. why do you do this to meeeee???!!!!

    although i am from seattle and currently in scottsdale, az, I WILL find a way to make at least one of these !!!! (i’m not a stalker, i swear! πŸ˜‰ ) … does look like you are visiting some COOL places !

    ps – you and your mom have PERFECT teeth. πŸ˜€

  • Dana
    July 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Will you by any chance be making a stop in Toronto, Ontario?! Congratulations on the book as well! I preordered mine yesterday πŸ™‚

  • Karen
    July 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Crossing my fingers for San Diego! I can’t wait to read cover to cover! πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa
    July 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I must put in a loud third vote for Minneapolis! I’ll take Milwaukee or Madison too. I know you have a soft spot for the Midwest. πŸ™‚

    • Alyssa
      July 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

      I also think you would love the farmer’s market in Madison on a Saturday morning, followed by a Badger game at Camp Randall. Really, there’s nothing better …

    • Michelle
      July 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      I second Milwaukee or Madison!! but then again, I just got a job offer which would involve relocating to Charlotte in August, so perhaps I will see you there! πŸ™‚

  • lcgrant03
    July 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Congrats! I just put it in my calendar – see you in Savannah!

  • Renee C.
    July 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Jenna! You have to come to Chicago!!!!

  • Breck
    July 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

    EL LAY!!

  • Judith
    July 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Jenna, If I buy the book online before your SF event, can I still get you to sign it? Or do I have to buy it at Omnivore?
    Cograts, can’t wait!

    • jenna
      July 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

      I’m not sure. I will find out!

  • Sarah
    July 24, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I hope you come to Kentucky, you used to live here right?!


    • Jennifer
      July 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      I second this request. Please come to Kentucky!

  • Shay
    July 24, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Austin, Austin, Austin!

  • Danielle
    July 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

    How exciting! I wish I could make it to one of your book tour locations! Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to spread the word in Paris πŸ˜‰ can’t wait to read.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    July 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Ahhh this is so exciting Jenna!! I hope you have a great time – I’m sure the book will be a hit! If you have any Canadian tour dates planned, let me know!! πŸ™‚

  • Julie
    July 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Come to Dallas!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    July 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Definitely sad that you’re not coming up to Canada – I’d love to see you on your book tour! I’ll just have to make do with buying the book as soon as it comes out. πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    July 24, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I will see you in birmigham! So glad it made the list πŸ™‚

  • Jessica Z
    July 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Oh please, please, please come to NYC!!!!

  • Kelly
    July 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Do you think you’ll be adding Portland, Oregon to your list?!! πŸ™‚ I’d love to see you on your book tour!!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    July 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

    This is so exciting!!! Any chance you’ll be stopping in Chicago??

  • Laura @FoodSnobSTL
    July 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

    The Midwest would gladly welcome a stop on your little tour – especially St. Louis πŸ™‚

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy
    July 24, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I’m with all the others — come to NYC!!! πŸ™‚

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 24, 2012 at 11:20 am

    How funny that 1st stop is “Omnivore’ at ‘Church’ πŸ˜‰

    So exciting (and helpful) that you and your Mom can do this together. Am sure ‘White Jacket’ will be #1 on Amazon ‘tout de suite’ and that it’ll be a terrific read.

  • Kelly
    July 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Savannah AND Charleston. I’m stuck in between the two, so I may just make it to both! πŸ™‚ Congrats on the book and I hope you and your Mom have a grand time road tripping the book tour. So fun!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See
    July 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Ahh darn–wish you were coming to DC!

  • Katya
    July 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Do I need to purchase the book in one of those locations only to get it signed or can I buy one in advance?

  • rebecca @ blueberry smiles
    July 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Do another one in SF!!!!! Books Inc on Chestnut, perhaps? πŸ™‚

  • Sara
    July 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Aw hope you come to Wisconsin! !!

  • Laura
    July 24, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Jenna, please come to Memphis! =)

  • brooke @ sweats & sweets
    July 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

    YAY! I’m so coming to see you when you are in Savannah! AH SO EXCITED!

  • Jill
    July 24, 2012 at 11:35 am

    How exciting for you! And I love that you’re mom will be road tripping too. Awesome!

  • Heather
    July 24, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I haven’t seen anyone request Philadelphia, please add us to your tour. Can’t wait for the book. πŸ™‚

  • Erin @ erinberries
    July 24, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Come to Texas!

  • Charles
    July 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    You’re coming to Colorado, right?

    July 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    You would love Dallas/Fort Worth and your welcome to stay with me! πŸ˜‰

  • Nicole
    July 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Oh how I read through your post, holding my breath, hoping to see Columbus OH on your list. Please oh please come to Cbus. I promise to take you to all the best foodie spots.

  • Ali @ Gimme Some Oven
    July 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    So exciting!!! You’re going to have such a great time! πŸ™‚

  • Brittney
    July 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Oooh cool, I’m very close to Pineville (NC), I will definitely try to come that night πŸ™‚

  • Kit
    July 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Would love to see you in Boston!!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    July 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Ok Jenna, seriously you need to fit in a stop at Melbourne, Australia. Totally not even that far πŸ˜‰ Have fun on your tour, lovely. Keep doing what you’re doing.
    Heidi xo

  • Jessica
    July 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Texas dates, please!

  • Jessica
    July 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Chicago, Milwaukee, or Madison please!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Social Eater
    July 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    So excited! I’d love to come see you if you end up coming close to the Reading/ Philadelphia, PA area:-).

  • Jen
    July 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    CONGRATS!!! I hope one day I’ll be able to do the same.

  • Conni
    July 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Oh man you’re coming to Atlanta!! I’m so excited. πŸ™‚ I go to school there! I don’t know how long you’re going to be there but if you need restaurant recommendations: Figo, Fogo de Chao, Yeah Burger or Farm Burger, and Another Broken Egg are some of my favorites! πŸ™‚

  • Margarita
    July 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! So excited for you… What an accomplishment at 27! You look so darn pretty in that photo with your mom.

    Is that shirt from the Gap? I think I saw something that looks like that there.

    Also, come to Seattle or Portland… Please…

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    July 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    You know you have a place to stay in KC, m’ dear! <3

  • MK
    July 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Yay for atlanta!!! Do you need restaurant suggestions? Or suggestions for places to stay? I’ve lived here six years and I can think of some places that seem very you! ;).

    • jenna
      July 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Would love restaurant recommendations! We will only be there for one night, but I’d definitely take any recommendations you (or other Atlanta friends!) might offer!

      • MK
        July 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

        You HAVE to try Six Feet Under off of Memorial Drive. The best martini I’ve ever had – they put blue cheese olives in it. And their catfish, rat toes (scallops wrapped in bacon), shrimp n’ grits, fried okra,… I could go on and on. Also, the Vortex in Little Five Points or Bone Garden Cantina have great atmosphere and some of the best burgers/tacos.
        Enjoy your stay!

  • Emily
    July 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Yay Birmingham!!!! My girlfriends and I are SO excited!!

  • Amanda
    July 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    It looks like you should add a poll to the website for a fan favorite choice and make that your last stop… Just saying. πŸ™‚
    I’ll put the first plug in for Oklahoma City. I have an absolutely amazing yoga instructor/studio to visit while you’re here – second floor studio in a charming, old house with the perfect amount of creaks as you walk up the stairs, followed by produce just off the family farm. Sunday morning Gospel Vinyassa is a must!

    • jenna
      July 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      I really wish I could! That yoga studio sounds AMAZING! πŸ™‚

  • Jenny
    July 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    My girlfriend and I really wanted to come to one of these and cheer you on, but we are in Chicago! I hope thats one of the days you are adding!

  • Denise @ Creative Kitchen
    July 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Still hoping for your home state of Florida!! I can definitely make it up to Vero, but would love for you to come to West Palm Beach (suburbs of). πŸ™‚

  • Cait Hawley
    July 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Please come a smidge closer to Raleigh, NC! Though…I don’t really have a problem driving to Charlotte for you πŸ™‚

    • edith
      July 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      I second Raleigh!!! I can’t make it out to Charlotte on a work night :-/

    • edith
      July 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      I second this! I’d totally drive to charlotte, but I can’t make it on a work night πŸ™

  • Janna
    July 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I LOVE Omnivore Books! Looking forward to that!

  • Amber
    July 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Aww you’re gonna be right down the road from me in Charleston! Can’t wait πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    July 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Yeah for a Charlotte stop!!!

  • Emily
    July 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    You should come to Richmond, Virginia! It’s still in the south but not so far down as your other stops!

  • Samantha
    July 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Come to BOSTON!!!!!!!!!!!! or Nyc would work too! Congratulations on your book, I can’t wait to read it!

  • Anne
    July 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Yey I cannot wait to meet you in North Carolina!!!

  • Hannah
    July 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    So glad you are coming to NC! I will be there

  • Hannah
    July 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Sweet, Jenna! Excited to meet ya in SF!

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    July 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm


  • Jessie @ ...y'all.
    July 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    See you in Birmingham! I’ll try to get some sort of post up about it on our Southern Living website.

  • Suzanne
    July 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    NYC NYC NYC NYC Thank you!

  • rachel
    July 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Come to BookPeople in Austin! πŸ™‚

  • britt
    July 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    yay!! so exciting!

  • luv what you do
    July 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Don’t forget the midwest! Chicago is a an awesome city to visit in the fal!

  • Em (Wine and Butter)
    July 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I wish I was still going to be in San Fran so I could meet, hug and congratulate you!! I’ve been reading your blog for like 3 years now (!!) – and something about it just always inspires me. Cant wait to read the book!! xox

  • edith
    July 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Come to Raleigh!!! pretty please!!!!! I promise to show up in a sundress and rainbows with a glass of sweet tea if you do!

    • becky
      August 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      I second the Raleigh suggestion. Quail Ridge Books (a lovely independent bookstore) would be the perfect location for you in the Triangle. I would love to hear you read there (and meet you too). Any chance of adding additional signings?

  • Anne Wakefield
    July 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Come to Texas!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Maria
    July 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    You NEED to come to Utah. Caleb insists:) Congrats!!!

  • Liz
    July 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Congratulations, Jenna!

    This is so exciting for you! To be honest, I’m not sure if this book will be my cup of tea but that really doesn’t matter and is in no way a criticism. What I find so admirable and inspiring is the fact that I read your blog when you hadn’t “made it” – you really deserve all you get because you worked your way up, making a risky move to California, noticeably improving the quality of the writing and photography as you learned, and making a somewhat risky change in content (to focus more on food) which paid off.

    What about New England???

    • Kelly
      July 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

      Yeah, How about New England?? Maine is lovely in September!!

  • Sarah
    July 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Show the Midwest some love. Very excited about your book.

  • Ashley
    July 25, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I’m not going to tell you to come to Detroit (or anywhere near it!), but how very exciting Jenna! So happy for you!

  • Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    July 25, 2012 at 6:03 am

    There is a very important one obviously left out here.. AUSTIN! πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    July 25, 2012 at 6:11 am

    The Savannah date is on my calendar! It’s because of you I finally went to Back in the Day and I’m forever greatful. I’m kicking myself for taking 5 years to go there. Now it’s a family favorite stop and I’ve already made 25% of the recipes in the cookbook!

  • Kelly
    July 25, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Would love for you to come to Maine, but I would drive to Boston to see you if I had too!! πŸ™‚

  • Aimee from AL
    July 25, 2012 at 8:07 am


  • Laura-Ashley
    July 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Yay!!! You are coming to Charlotte!! Can’t wait πŸ™‚

    • Kim
      July 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

      I 2nd that! Yeah Charlotte! πŸ™‚

  • Sophie
    July 25, 2012 at 9:17 am

    any chance you’ll be making it to Southern California? San Diego would be perfect, I’d love to attend a book signing.

  • Victoria
    July 25, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Yahoo! See you in Birmingham πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    July 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

    The Taste of Atlanta event is AWESOME and totally worth the price!!!

  • Sarah
    July 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

    You are skipping out on The Nation’s Capital? Come to DC. There are tons of vineyards right outside the city (I am happy to take you on a tour. . .). Congrats!!

  • Julien
    July 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Do one in Berkley! I can’t believe you only have SF for the whole west coast? Tell me it’s not true!

  • Lauren Z.
    July 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Jenna – pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase come to Colorado Springs!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Kristen A.
    July 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    So excited that you’re coming to Atlanta. My restaurant suggestion is The Porter; the garlic fries are to die for! As a bonus, it’s located in a super cool neighborhood called Little Five Points. A few vintage stores, record stores, and generally interesting people there.

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  • Liz (formerly VeggieGirl)
    July 26, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Please come to Ohio, please come to Ohio, please come to Ohio!

  • Aileen
    July 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Hey girl! Come to Greenville, sc! I will be there. I work at a school so getting to charlotte or charleston on a weeknight isnt possible! Would love to meet you!

  • Nicole
    July 26, 2012 at 9:47 am


  • Lee
    July 27, 2012 at 6:18 am


  • jen
    July 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

    NEW YORK!??!?!?!? PLEASE!!!

  • The Healthy Apple
    July 31, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Hope you come to NYC; would love to see you! So excited for you Jenna!!!

  • Kaitlin
    August 3, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Pretty please come to NYC!

  • Brittany from CountingMyCupcakes
    August 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    SOOOO excited you are coming to Charleston. I can’t wait!!

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  • Leslie
    August 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I’m SO excited to see your tour will bring you to Birmingham! I’ve been a fan of your blog for a year+ and enjoy reading about your adventures in cooking and in life. Looking forward to buying a copy of your book! Congratulations and safe travels on your tour. πŸ™‚

    Leslie W.

  • LeAndra
    August 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I was very pleasantly surprised to see you will be stopping in Charlotte. Looking forward to hearing you speak about your book!

  • Leigh
    August 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    When will you be in Boston??

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  • Ruth Crumplar
    August 31, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Excited you will be coming to Austin!

  • Kristin cappello
    August 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    come to boston! woohoo

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  • Sam P.
    September 4, 2012 at 2:53 am

    You should totally come back down to the Tampa area! We would love to have you!!

  • Jacquelyn B
    September 4, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Come to Chicago!

  • Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride
    September 4, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Come to Boston please!!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    September 4, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Yay for Santa Rosa! I’ll be there! πŸ™‚

  • Lauren
    September 4, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Come to Tampa!!

  • Aaryn
    September 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Oregon, OR EEEE GOOOOON, ! You know you want to πŸ˜‰

  • Nanette
    September 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    After Austin, I vote you make a short detour to Dallas. I’d love to meet you!

  • Hannah Hawley
    September 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I wish you were coming to Vermont!

  • Marta
    September 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Come to south Florida please!!!!!

  • Angie @ Losing It and Loving It
    September 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Jenna, I’ll be in Atlanta that day however I’m attending Savvy Blogging Summit at the W. If you are going to be close and want to meet up later that night, say 9 PM for dessert/drink, my treat, let me know.

    Congrats on your book! Ever since I met you in Chicago many moons ago it seems, I knew you would go BIG. You are awesome. I can’t wait to grab a copy for myself.

    • jenna
      September 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you, Angie!! I’ll be with my mom that night, so not sure if I can sneak away late but you are sweet to offer and if something comes up I will definitely let you know!

  • jessicaisbaking
    September 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    NYC? Please! Congrats, girl, enjoy every second of it!

  • Sydney
    September 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Any chance you’ll be visiting NYC? I’d love to meet you!

    • jenna
      September 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Hopefully sometime soon! I would love to visit!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    September 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    The coolest bookstore that ever existed used to be in Opera Plaza. ‘A Clean and Well-Lighted Place for Books’. Seriously one of my favorite places in SF while living there 20-years. Friends and I would go to lunch across the way on a rainy day. Browse in the store all day–pre whatever author talk was scheduled. They had great ones. Then go to an art film also in the Opera Plaza. Perfect days.

  • Andrea
    September 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Wow! Copperfield’s is right down the street from where I work, and you’ll be there half an hour after I get off! No excuse to not stop by and say hello!

  • Lara
    September 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Can I cast a vote for Seattle?! Congratulations πŸ™‚

  • Andrea @ Vegvacious
    September 6, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations on the release of your book!! I’ve seen a few comments made about it on some of my favourite blogs and the reviews are all glowingly positive πŸ™‚

    ….I’m thinking some tour dates should be booked for Canada??? Just sayin’ …. I’d come to see you πŸ˜‰

  • Michele
    September 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    CONGRATS, Jenna! You SO deserve this!!! OMG, there’s a chance I might get to come to one of your book signings! I would LOVE to have my pic made with you!!!! If you’ll be doing that kind of thing. πŸ˜‰


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  • Mary Frances
    September 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it and can’t wait to see you in Birmingham.

  • Dee
    September 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Congrats on your book Jenna! I’ll be ordering it this weekend and I can’t wait to read it! Any chance of an East Coast leg of the tour?

  • what is orthodontics
    September 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Ok so I am thinking about removing my site from Tumbler and get it to a WordPress site. I think this is a wordpress site right? If it is, may I ask where you got the theme? Thanks a bunch!

  • Meghan
    September 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Come to NOLA!!!!! You’re going to pass right over us, and that is just a shame!! Besides, it’s quite lovely here in October… It’s finally cooled off !! My fingers are crossed πŸ™‚

  • Alicyn
    September 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I wish you could make it to Washington DC! You’ll be so close in NC!!

  • Pam
    September 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Aww wish you were coming to Boca Raton, FL – it’s a great place to visit!!
    Very exciting you have so many book tour dates, wish some of them were close enough for me to make it. I was just in NC for a week, shoot.
    Have a great time!!
    All my best, Pam

  • Elizabeth
    September 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Any chance you could come to San Diego? It’s just lovely this time of year. πŸ™‚

  • Veronica
    September 12, 2012 at 7:19 am

    No D.C.?!!! We are a foodie and book city, how can you not come here:(

  • Jen
    September 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

    NYC is calling your name! Please come?

  • Stacey
    September 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Jenna- I just finished your book and I loved it. I was curious to read it since I have read ELR for a few years. To be honest, I did not expect to love the book and I was pleasantly surprised as I read the first few pages. You have a great gift for telling a story and I look forward to reading your future books:) Congrats!

  • Natalie
    September 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Plleeeeeeease come to Minneapolis! I would absolutely love to meet you in person πŸ™‚
    Congratulations on your amazing book! I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed curling up with a book and some tea so much as I did reading White Jacket Required. Thank you for telling your story so beautifully and so honestly.
    Wishing you all the best,

  • Jaynie
    September 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I am ordering your book today and can’t wait to read it! I have followed your blog for a few years. Congratulations on your book! If you come through Denver I will be at your signing for sure!

  • Trina
    September 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Come to Richmond, VA. Pretty please!

  • Nikki
    September 22, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Austin is two hours away but I will be there!! So excited for you!

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  • SC
    October 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm


    NYC would love to see you here! Hope you can make it. Thanks for sharing your recipes and stories on your blog. I love them!

  • Charlee B.
    October 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Do you think you will make it to New England? Like Boston??

  • Desatascos en Tenerife
    October 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Adored the book, just finished it. Would love for you to come by South Florida also (waiting in Miami).

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  • Shelley
    December 22, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Jenna, you are such a wonderful person. You know in your heart that you MUST come to Orlando! See you soon (I hope!)

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