Want To Help Cook Up a Cookbook?

If I wanted to write a cookbook, would you help?

Would you be willing to contribute your favorite, family recipe (or recipes, if you have them)?   I’d love to get a recipe that is tried and true for a dish that tastes good and that has been passed down in your family.  And (and this is the big and) I want the story behind the recipe.

I especially like recipes like those of my grandmother and her friends.  My Gran was a no nonsense cook in the kitchen and the depression stripped out all the fancy ingredients, techniques and tools.  Recipes were designed to make great tasting food without an investment counselor hovering over your shoulder, literally counting the beans.

But there are no limitations on recipes for this book.  They don’t have to be fat free or vegetarian or ethnic…they just have to deliver dishes that taste good and that anyone can make in their own kitchen.

And they have to have a family story associated with them like the one about my Gran’s Apple Brown Betty – the dessert she made the day World War I ended – and the infamous kitchen apron incident.

I’ve been thinking about this for about 10 years (yep, 10 long years) and this morning I decided to ask for your help and get the project off the ground.

If you’re interested, please visit my Contact page and shoot me an email. I can share some more information and an example with you so you can get an idea of what I’m looking for.


Filed under Cookbooks, Publishing, Recipes

2 responses to “Want To Help Cook Up a Cookbook?

  1. Nora

    Hi Pat; I have a Rosemary Chicken recipe of my mother’s that originated in a Canadian Magazine called “Chatelaine”. It will become a 4th generation recipe as of October 2012. My husband and I always make this recipe at houses when we are trying to sell our house! It works almost every time (we are in our current house forever!)

    • patsquared2

      Boy would I love to see this recipe and the house-selling story behind it! I love where we live but we are trying to sell our too big house and downsize. I really want a forever house… If you want me to use it, go to my Contact Page and email me! I’ll share what I’m thinking and we can go from there. Besides, maybe if I make it, our house will sell, too.

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