SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Brittany Khamille is known all over TikTok as the girl with the thick Louisiana accent who teaches the recipes from her childhood and state staples. Now you can own her first cookbook.
Born and raised in South Louisiana, Khamille moved to the Northwest area to be with her now-husband. Her TikTok account started out as a cure for boredom and soon boomed into an almost full-time gig.
Now, with over 1.5 million followers, the 25-year-old new mom is breaking out of her comfort zone and bringing some of the recipes she shares on TikTok to a tangible format.
“I always say that cooking is a labor of love,” Khamille explained. “And there’s not much that I love more than being in my kitchen. Welcome to my happy place, I hope you love it here.”
Writing a cookbook wasn’t on her radar, but after a lot of her followers mentioned that it would be nice for them to have a hard copy of her recipes for them to look through and make notes in, she was all-in.
“I thought on it for a few months and I was so afraid of jumping head-first and it not even working out, but I jumped anyway and it’s been worth every single second,” said Khamille.
“Just A Little Bitta” is filled with recipes that have a story, memory or sentiment attached to them and are a mix of what Kham grew up eating and what she’s learned to make as an adult.
“Without a doubt this is one of my biggest accomplishments to date,” explained Khamille. “I’ll never be able to replace the feeling of seeing the book for the first time all put together. After pre-sales launched, I spent days being an emotional wreck. I was happy and scared and worried, but more than anything, I was so proud. Proud of myself for listening to them (her followers) and taking the jump to do something like this.”
The book officially was released May 16 and is available through the Britt Kham Cooks website and other outlets.