Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Today I feature an interview with Marcy Goldman of BetterBaking.com. March collected cookbooks since she was about 8 and started cooking (the Time-Life Good Cook and foods of the World, Joy of Cooking were here go-to’s). She always wrote and always cooked/baked and so her interest in cookbooks extends to how food is described in books (and portrayed in films too). She loves cookbooks (Julia Child, James Beard, MFK Fisher) that have a ‘voice’ and teach as well as share recipes – which is why she probably became fascinated with recipe headnotes which she (seems) known for in my cookbooks (besides which headnotes came from that era wherein most cookbooks didn’t have any photos). She published the first of her 11 cookbooks in 1998 (Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking) and now both traditionally and independently publish cookbooks, as well as hosts her site of 22 years Betterbaking.com. She still buys cookbooks and hones her collection (with a reasonable amount of classic and new – largely on baking). Food is not just about pleasures of eating or sustenance – cookbooks chronicle our history and social ways.
Listen to Episode 60 below:
Things We Mention In This Episode:
- Free Masterclass: The Secret Recipe to Find and Pitch a Publisher
- Contact Marcy for BetterBaking.com access
- A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking
- Please join our Cookbook Love Podcast Facebook Group
- Instagram @cookbooklovepodcast or @greenapron
Here’s How To Subscribe
I’d love for you to get notified when I release new episodes so you don’t miss any new episodes Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.
How to Leave a Review:
And, I’d love for you to leave a rating and review. I want to know what you think of the podcast and how I can make this podcast one you love to listen to and share with your friends. Plus, iTunes tells me that podcast reviews are really important and the more reviews the podcast has the easier it will be to get the podcast in front of more people, which is the ultimate goal. You can leave a review for the podcast here.
Let’s Keep The Conversation Going…
Do you have an idea for a cookbook concept?
Would you like to know more about writing cookbooks?
Do you collect cookbooks and want to be interviewed on the show?