Small Plates and Sweet Treats Book Trailer

Nearly six months ago, we traveled to Vermont to film the trailer for “Small Plates and Sweet Treats” – my book.

I wanted this trailer to reflect my cooking, my love of nature, and the healthful dishes and beauty I seek in everyday life. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to travel to the hill – Nadia’s hill. A place that sums my vision very well and a place with Jon and Miren feel at ease.

I also knew that I wanted Ryan Marshall to shoot it. I pursued him until I was able to get him to travel to Vermont in between two other projects.

We spent two days cooking, collecting eggs, picnic under the apple trees, and simply enjoying this relaxed time.

Nadia made it very comfortable and Ryan captured us as we are.

I cannot thank both of them enough.

So here it is.

The “Small Plates and Sweet Treats” book trailer.

I am so excited to share with you. My heart is pounding in my chest. Hope you love it as much as I do.

Small Plates & Sweet Treats from The Panic Room Videos on Vimeo.

The book is available for preoder from here, here, here or more.

Directed by Ryan Marshall

Song “Snowglobes” by Rickolus

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136 Responses to “Small Plates and Sweet Treats Book Trailer”

  1. Elena says:

    Hi Aran,
    I’m so excited for you! Your book trailer is beautiful, all that I imagined that it will be! I cannot wait to get your book…October 23 looks so far away!

    Congratulations, you did a wonderful job!

  2. Natalie says:

    Beautiful, Aran! I love all of the details–the polka dot bowl, the floral rain boots, the slow opening of the barn door–fantastic work by Ryan, too. Thank you!!

  3. Congratulations Aran. I will definitely buy your book. Loved the trailer.

  4. Helena says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations Aran!

  5. Iratxe says:


  6. I LOVE it!! Just like I expected it to be – and even better! I am SO looking forward to your book and I am sure it will be a BIG success!

  7. Aran! You are so talented! I can’t wait to buy this book!
    Muchas Gracias!

  8. Aran, this gave me goosebumps! It’s incredibly beautiful. I especially loved the picnic that included the rag doll.

    If it was possible to be any more excited about your book…I am now!

  9. A wonderful trailer! It is great to finally see and hear you. Your book seems very promising and beautiful.



  10. Sunchowder says:

    Aran – absolutely gorgeous! I love the video trailer, it was lovely to see your family and your passion of couse. Much love, success and all things beautiful for you.

  11. Jilly says:

    Aran, the trailer was so beautiful. I cannot wait to pick up your book. It’s going to be such a treat.

  12. Just beautiful Aran! So precious. xx

  13. It’s beautiful! I will definitely buy your book, I’m so looking forward to it.

  14. Gorgeous trailer Aran!!! I’m so very excited to get my copy of your book. Congratulations & thank you for sharing your many talents:)

  15. Wow, Aran, what a gorgeous trailer! You, the food, the kids, the location, everything is just beautiful! I can’t wait to get my hands on your book!

  16. Simply stunning! Congratulations! I can’t wait to cook from you book!!

  17. sarah s. says:

    Aran: don’t know if you remember me, but we met at the Makerie and talked about your book and the area I live in in Nevada. The book is lovely and so was the video. I am so excited for you and can’t wait to purchase it and share with my friends. Congratulations

  18. Muchas felicidades, qué bueno libro! Nadia’s house is sooo beautiful, love her kitchen!!

  19. Anis says:

    Waouh what not to love about it? it is stunning! What a casting You the children Ryan and Nadia’s house really a perfect ensemble!
    Félicitations hâte d’avoir le livre dans ma cuisine Aran.

  20. icakepops says:

    Lovely book trailer! Wishing you a bounty of success!

  21. Anonymous says:

    A beautiful video with heart and flavor. I can’t wait to buy the book!

  22. icakepops says:

    Wishing you a bounty of success! Love your book trailer.

  23. It’s amazing ! I didn’t even know that books had trailors. Your kids are lovely and the house seems so peaceful. I absolutely love it ! Congratulations.

  24. Pamela says:

    Loved, loved, loved the trailer! And I know the book will be exquisite. I was just in the Dordogne for the first time, staying with Ouafaa for 8 days, and because of my own gluten-free needs, got her thinking about a certain GF group coming later this month :) Even left her a recipe or two which I’d been cooking there, and ingredients. Visited a couple of walnut farms, a prune processing operation, a foie gras farm, and winery, not to mention a host of other gorgeous sites, and left with warm and wonderful memories. Sending my very best wishes and hope to meet you some day.

  25. Cyndy says:

    Lovely…you and your family, your presentation and where you live. Very nice, thank you!

  26. The video trailer is beautiful. Two thumbs up! Loved it. You present it so beautifully. The setting is gorgious and the execution amazing. Bravo! Can’t wait to have the book in my hands. Congrats!!!

  27. Rebecca says:

    Wonderful! How exciting, Aran! Congratulations on your book and the amazing trailer. It was like watching a movie! I can’t wait to get a copy. Have a great day!

    -Rebecca @ Peanut Butter, Passports, and Epinephrine

  28. lilizen says:

    Mille bravos, sera-t-il traduit en français ?
    Cette bande-annonce a tellement l’air prometteur!
    Lili, une fan.

  29. That was so lovely! I can’t wait to get my issue.

    Also, your life just looks absolutely ideal; the food, the scenery, the beautiful children. Brava!

  30. GAELLE says:

    Aran, just magnifique… It reflects what we know of your world so well. So strange to SEE you cook, but just how I imagined it ! I think I shed a little tear, too… The picture of the salad is sublime. So in a nutshell (!), BRAVO !

  31. Well done. I love the trailer: it’s nice to hear your actual voice after “reading your voice” all this time. I look forward to when my copy of the book arrives: I have it on pre-order! Dena

  32. Oh Aran!!!! This trailer came at such a good time as it has brought an even stronger sense of inspiration to my photography. Good timing for our workshop. I’m in Amsterdam enjoying what the city has to offer. Tomorrow we are heading to Paris…. See you soon!

  33. phi says:

    Congrats! The video looks delicious and I’m excited to see your photos and thoughts, including that soft boiled egg!

  34. The trailer is just beautiful and your book looks incredible! Congratulations! Will definitely need to get my hands on a copy.

  35. The video trailer is gorgeous!!! And that kitchen and house — amazing. Its so peaceful. LOVE it!

  36. Victoria says:

    Your book looks as beautiful as your blog! Looking forward to having a copy in our home. Congratulations.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Amazing! So touching!…Can’t wait to get my copy!
    Thank you Aran,congratulations!

  38. Oh Aran,
    I am so happy for you. I literally got chills just watching this. It is absolutely perfect. I simply cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of the book!!

  39. Cinta says:

    Felicidades por el libro y el este vídeo tan maravilloso e inspirante! Tienes planeado hacer algun workshop en España? Un abrazo! Cinta (

  40. hollysarah says:

    I got goosebumps watching this! Your work is beautiful, and your heart is evidently in your cooking. I am looking forward to this book, and I know I will enjoy it! Thank you for creating beautiful dishes!

  41. Carola says:

    kisses from the storm!


  42. the book trailer is absolutely gorgeous!! I am anxious to get a copy of the book!!!

  43. Siempre que tengo la posibilidad de visitar tu blog, me quedo con la boca abierta viendo tus fantásticas fotos.


  44. It’s a beautiful trailer, Aran! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait until the book comes out. HUGS!!


  45. nazli says:

    Congrads Aran, it is great to know you. The book and the video look so professional and inspiring. I am not that into food, but thanks to you I will definantely buy your book and start to have more time in the kitchen. Thank you so much! Love,

  46. Megan says:

    Aran–The trailer is simply stunning! It truly captures you and your beautiful creations and your love for creating them. Can’t wait to see your labor of love!

  47. Awesome trailer, Aran. I love the light, the setting, great job! I’m looking forward to your book.
    Maria (formerly of Provence, now in upstate NY)

  48. Brigita says:

    Goodness, this is the best book trailer I’ve ever seen. I usually don’t buy cook books as I eexchage recipes with other bloggers instead, but I’m tempted to buy yours because if it’s just half as charming and beautiful as the trailer it’s a true work of art and definitely worth having.

  49. Donna says:

    Simply exquisite!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!
    Looking forward to seeing the book and sharing with friends and colleges.

  50. Truly stunning, what a perfect reflection of your style and spirit!

  51. Dafna Y. says:

    This is all so beautiful!
    The trailer is amazing :)

    Congratulations on your new creation.

  52. cheffingit says:

    It’s so beautiful! Love getting a peek inside your life and book.
    What an exciting time for you! Fabulously done.

  53. Aran, ze polite gelditu dan!! Arrakasta itzeka aukiko dozu, ziur!!!! Musu handi bat.
    Miren B.

  54. Maude says:

    Aran, this is SO exciting!
    The trailer is beautiful and inspiring – I’ve read almost every entry in your blog, and I feel I got to know you, and from what I know, this trailer and this book are you to the core.

    So many little details that make us smile and remember comments you made or delicious recipes we tried…

    I can’t wait to get my book!


  55. Thank you everyone for all your kind words about this video. Ryan’s work is beautiful and effortless. He did a fantastic job os capturing this moment in time. And of course Nadia’s beautiful house helps too!

    Thank you!!!

  56. Congratulations!!! It looks absolutely exquisite… a collaboration of talent, time, and love-filled words and recipes.. I can’t wait to pick up a copy!

  57. Such a gorgeous location and fabulous video. I loved seeing you and your children in the environment. This must be a super cooking book.

  58. Gorgeous trailer. Can’t wait to have your book. Enhorabuena por todo lo que te está pasando. Tu trabajo es fantástico.
    Un abrazo!

  59. What a beautiful and well-put together video! Your pursuit of your videographer definitely paid off because he did an excellent job capturing you, your family and gorgeous work! :) Huge congrats on the trailer and the cookbook – this is a huge achievement and I’m excited to pick up a copy of your book!!

  60. Itxaso says:

    Ze polite Aran! Igual ikusiot ya 10 bider bideoa. Dana gustau jata, zelako gusto ona. Atzo be irakurri noan rebistea eta ze idea onak armozureko. Laster liburue be helduko da ganera!! Pozik egongo zara, disfrutau. Mosu bet.

  61. Vanille says:

    Simply lovely Aran ! Fantastic team work. And the book looks totally gorgeous !

  62. Itxaso- eskerrik asko! pozten naz biek gusteu jatzuzelako. liburue eskatu dozu ala?

    Thanks all!

  63. Itxaso says:

    Bai, eskatu noan! Ondo gordekot baia askotan erabili bebai!! Enontsun esan baia in noazan sandiazko popsicles eta gazpatxoa bebai, ze interesanteak, oso gozoak.

  64. Chloe says:

    aran, that was beautiful. i’m so proud of all that you have accomplished. thank you for sharing all your talent with the world.

  65. Melissa says:

    Aran- so amazing! You must be so proud, the trailer is stunning and captures you and your work so beautifully. Congratulations on another great success.

  66. Danielle says:

    I’m so glad you were relentless in pursuing Ryan for this trailer. He did such a spectacular job of bringing your story to life! So so happy for you!!

  67. Congratulations!! You are such an inspiration to me when it comes to baking and eating simply, I can’t wait for the book!

  68. Mila says:

    Dear Aran, this is a beautiful book abd a beatiful trailer! Full of love and inspiration! Wonderful job!!!!

  69. Angela says:

    Absolutely beautiful – congratulations! I don’t always cook gluten-free but your recipes are definitely inspiring and do really show that no one has to feel deprived when you eat gluten-free. Thank you from a fellow pastry chef.

  70. Oh Aran, this is magical and so fantastic! Great trailer!

  71. Your video is lovely and that cat in the video is huge! :) I can’t wait to read through your cookbook, I loved this little preview.

  72. I was so excited to see this trailer and it didn’t disappoint. Every detail was ethereal. Can’t wait for the book.

  73. Sini says:

    I had chills running down my back watching this video. Such a precious trailer. Congratulations!

  74. Absolutely stunning! And inspirational…just beautiful. You must be so proud of your achievements. Congrats!

  75. Martina says:

    Oh, so a beautiful video! the book is fabulous, congrats Aran, for All=)

  76. wow, fantastic!
    Very beautiful video, recipes and location. But… is it yours the speaking voice? Because I heard you talking in that Spanish show and your voice seemed different…

  77. Nic says:

    Wonderful! I’ll look out for it Aran.

  78. Brigita says:

    Ha, me again. The second viewing of the trailer convinced me! I pre-ordered the book. :)

  79. I might be you biggest fan in sweden, and I really hope that you read this even though you have such an amazing and large fan base!

    I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me! You are such an inspiration and what you do made me find my place here in our universe. I’ve always felt that I didn’t really know who I was, what I wanted in life before I found you blog. It might sound corny, but it’s true. I’ve always loved food and I’ve always loved photography and beeing outdoors in nature. But nobody I knew had the same interests as me and I didn’t even know that makeing a living out of food photography and such was possible. When grew up I never even heard of food photographers or food stylist. But then I started bloging about food and I tried to improve in my fotoskills..and then..I found you blog. And it was like coming home. So know in your heart that this is just not a blog for me, it’s just not a book among all other books about food.. I truly love everything you do and I really hope that you take all thew things I’ve sad to you heart!

    Lots of love, appreciation and support!
    /Mary – Sweden

  80. Mary- thank you so much for that thoughtful comment. Words like that really make me feel that maybe what I do matters, even if it’s just one person. I really appreciate it and thank you.

    Thank you everyone.

  81. annamaria says:

    Congratulations! The video is a delight and the book looks fabulous!

  82. ChichaJo says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous book trailer! I can’t wait until the book is out! It is my first time to really see you in “action” and you are exactly like the “voice” in hear when reading you lovely blog :) Bravo!

  83. Magda says:

    Aran, what a beautiful video. I have been following your blog for many years, yours was among the first blogs I discovered, and putting a sound to your face and wonderful work is amazing. You have such a soothing voice. You must be a wonderful mom.
    Congratulations on your book and best of luck with it. I for once can’t wait to get my hands on it :)

  84. Joy DuPuis says:

    Congratulations! I love it! I am running out to buy your book today!

  85. Kris says:

    Aran, I am so incredibly excited for you & proud of you. My heart is beating out of my chest too! I know it sounds crazy, but I’m genuinely sooo excited for you. I feel overwhelmed with gratitude toward you for the joy I’ve experienced reading your blog. I know this book will be a tremendous success and I wish you all the best through it. If you happen to do a book tour, I hope you’ll consider coming to Toronto.

  86. I love it! I’ve watched the trailer 3 times now! Can’t wait for your book. And it was so cute to see your kids and Nadia’s house.

  87. Your work is absolutely beautiful Aran. Congratulations!

    Kelly Turnbull

  88. It’s a gorgeous video! I cannot wait to see the book!

  89. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.
    I cannot wait to get this book in my hands it looks as beautiful as I would expect it to be.
    Thanks for all that you do, you are an inspiration.

  90. Maria says:

    Aran, the video is absolutely stunning! I am so excited and happy for you – congratulations! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book :-)
    Much love from Sydney xx

  91. This video is light and love. I am very excited for your book. Just stunning :)
    Heidi xo

  92. I had no idea you could make a trailer for a book release! I’m learning every day, it seems…
    It’s stunning, really, you picked the right person to shoot it and it emits a very special soulfulness…
    also, super neat about the plating techniques. That’s a cool touch.

  93. Lise-Lotte says:

    This is the most beautiful short video I’ve ever seen!
    I’m looking forward to getting your book.
    I love your blog!
    Lise-Lotte from Canada

  94. Congratulations, Aran! Can’t wait to see the book in October!

    By the way, my kids love those jewel-coloured see-through spoons you use (not the Sabre ones). Where can I get them? I see them in purple, black, green on your blog. We love them! Thanks, Aran!

  95. a. maren says:

    congrats! it’s gorgeous! the book is going to be fantastic!

  96. Wonderful! You’re so inspiring – always. Can’t wait to start cooking and baking from your book!

  97. tori says:

    This is just so beautiful. Congratulations. You must be so thrilled with the results.

  98. cwasia says:

    Amazing, so beautiful!


  99. Inés says:

    Aran, Zorionak!!!!

  100. Sini says:

    Congrats on being featured in the Simple Things magazine!

  101. Beautiful. I love the warm colors here and the surprising moment when all we see is the birch tree. Thanks for sharing.

  102. Tuuli says:

    Beautiful video!!! Will order book NOW! :-) Sold.

  103. argone says:

    Que dire après 108 commentaires ??? j’arrive un peu après la bataille comme on dit … ton livre est très tentant, on sent une ambiance qui me plaît beaucoup, comme ton blog !

  104. Love the trailer!! Looking forward to getting the book!

  105. I simply love your food blog, the pictures you take are really nice.
    I keep coming back for more inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing

  106. So fabolous! Congrats. I’m in love about your blog, the poesy as you to do everything, your wrote,your photos, the light way to you get your life. Blessed Be! Kisses from Brazil.

  107. Bee says:

    Can’t wait!! Really exiting :)

  108. Oh, so extraordinary! I can’t wait…

  109. Julia says:

    Congratulations! That was a great trailer, and it seems the book will be great, too. By the way, it was so good to hear your voice!
    Hugs from Argentina.

  110. JellyBones says:

    Congratulations on your book! Writing a book is a dream of mine, and yours looks so gorgeous. I love love the use of seasonal ingredients.
    I’m going to check it out!

  111. says:

    Hi Aran

    I simply adore your blog. Everyday I come back to your blog to see what new post is there. Ever since I am a child am incredibly fond of pastries and chocolates and now my inner child calls me to become a food stylist and a great pastry chef just like you. I am sure you are the first person who have greatly inspired me in numerous ways. You must be really glad to be what you are today. You travel to exotic places, lead a beautiful country life amid-st the mountains and sparkling green meadows. All your images are a marvel to wonder and feel glorious how rich to live a life. The props that you use, table ware, floral cloths and spoons, bowls ..all of them brings the sweet magic. I truly appreciate your work and am definitely an ardent reader and a greatest admirer of your blog..And oh! Yeah the trailer is beautiful. Incredible :D Good Work Aran, Ryan and Nadia.

  112. Ashley says:

    So stunning. I couldn’t be happier for you. Now I just need to get my hands on it!! Can’t wait to see you again. Soon, I hope.

  113. Trish says:

    Unbelievably beautiful, Aran. Congratulations! Can’t wait to pick up a copy of your book. :)

  114. AAAH!! I missed this – been out with a bad cold ;) IT’S FREAKING AMAZING!! I love, love, love it. I watched it three times, and had to watch Miren petting the cat (!!) even more, that was too cute ;) Aran, you are beautiful, your kids are beautiful, the food is beautiful, the trailer is perfect! And Nadia’s place, wow, wow… perfect. I CAN’T WAIT to get your book, Amazon says October 23rd… come on, October! So, so happy for you. You must be very proud. Well done, Aran, Ryan, and Nadia!! xoxo

  115. Anile- that made me smile. My dad has been watching the trailer over and over again to see Miren pet Bullet so vigorously. She is too funny. I hope I can take them to Montreal (and Hudson!) some time soon. They would love Panda! Thank you my friend.

  116. mary says:

    i am over the moon with excitement about your book! every time i read a post on your blog i feel at home. i can’t wait to see it on my kitchen bookshelf!

  117. Fantastic!!!

    I LOVE your book promo video. Beautiful, sensitive. Looking forward to all the delights you share with everyone in its pages!

  118. What a stunning video! I am so excited to get my hands on your book! You are a great inspiration for me and many others. Thank you for that!

  119. Anonymous says:

    You didn’t mention the preorder on ibooks, but I found it anyway. Thanks for offering your book so many places and in many formats. I read most books on my kindle (or in kindle app on ipad) but for some reason like cookbooks better in iBooks. Thanks!

  120. Stace says:

    The trailer is fantastic! I’ve been following your blog for awhile now, and can’t wait to order the book for my (celiac) future sister-in-law for christmas.

    Beautiful :)

  121. Kenon says:

    That was an amazing trailer! Ilook forward to buying your book soon.

  122. Anonymous says:

    I discovered your blog through Martha Stewart Weddings recently and have found what I feel is an absolute delight. Viewing your beautiful photographs and reading through your recipes has become my daily addiction. I can’t wait to purchase a copy of your new book. Thank you for the inspiration to slow down and savor the simple pleasures of life you so wonderfully capture through your photography.
    Rhonda F. from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky

  123. What a lovely trailer!.
    Zorionak Aran.
    Waiting to browsing through your book soon!!.

  124. Deb says:

    Gorgeous book trailer!
    so looking forward to your book & hope your book signing tour brings you to Canada.

  125. Felicitaciones, es una joya, para la vista y espero que para el paladar, voy a comprar su libro.

  126. Budour says:

    This is beyond beautiful! I’ve been following your blog since forever and just added your book in my online shopping cart as I type this. Best of luck and wish you continued success.

  127. Wow that trailer is just perfect, I love canelle vanille because the photography is beautiful, but now I know it’s gluten free I’m definitely asking for the book for Christmas too , love the lighting in the vid it looks amazing

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