Renee Paquette, formerly known as WWE's Renee Young, announced a release date for her forthcoming cookbook today.
"Messy In The Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously, and Drinking Copiously" will be available on May 18, 2021. It was made available for pre-order today on Amazon.
Paquette took to her Instagram account today and shared some of the process of bringing the book to life:
"The love, attention, focus, and butter that went into making this cookbook was such an insane experience," she wrote.
"As a first time author, and merely a home cook, I respect the hell out of the process of making a book. This is the first project in a VERY long time that’s MINE. My writing, my ideas, my recipes. This project comes from my heart, and it means so much to me! I can’t wait to see it in your homes and see you guys cooking up all of these delicious recipes (yes, poutine) or hey- you might even just enjoy the sassy, swear word filled pages, the wine consumed, or just the photos. Thanks anyone that adds to cart. Hopefully we can all get together soon in person and celebrate!"
Messy In The Kitchen will contain more than 60 recipes for meals and cocktails. The pre-order page describes the book as "A cookbook for quirky home cooks looking to impress friends and family with a fancy meal, delicious cocktails, and intoxicating conversation."
Paquette also wrote on Twitter today:
"Holy shit!!! I can’t even believe this is a real thing. I legit have tears in my eyes... So much love and work and endless cooking and re-testing of recipes, but the pre-order is available for my cookbook Messy In The Kitchen. Follow your dreams, y’all"
Paquette revealed on her Instagram account on July 1 that she had handed off the manuscript for the then-untitled cookbook to her publisher. On an appearance on WWE's The Bump on August 26, Paquette announced the book's name and a likely Spring 2021 release date.
After a six year stint with the company, Paquette departed WWE in August. She made an appearance on Fox's pre-show for the season premiere of SmackDown on October 16.