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.