Episode 38 l Why Write Cookbooks (And Not a Food Blog)
Episode 38 l Why Write Cookbooks (And Not a Food Blog)

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. I’m excited to be sharing this new episode with you. I record a podcast episode every week and have done so since September. I want to first say that I’m so excited I jumped into this space to celebrate cookbook readers, buyers, collectors, writers, and clubs. Not many other podcasts are celebrating you.

My journey with cookbooks started with cookbook reading and has taken me on a path through cookbook editing and now writing 4 cookbooks of my own. I love writing cookbooks and there are several advantages I see to writing a cookbook over a food blog. I say this knowing there are many successful, professional food bloggers, but cookbooks suit me well (and they may suit you well too). For today’s episode, I share why I choose to write cookbooks over a food blog. Here is the list of whys – and in the episode I explain each one in more details.

  • Food photography is not my responsibility
  • Cookbook manuscript writing is a finite project
  • Cookbooks are portable and can be carried to events
  • Participation in gifts and giveaways
  • Status of working with a traditional publisher
  • Prove to self could do it
  • Attend Kentucky Book Fair (now called Kentucky Book Festival)
  • Learn and help others in their kitchens
  • Share simple, delicious food

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Cookbooks: Curated Recipes with Stories

 

Maya Angelou“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

In mid-June we traveled to Cooperstown, NY. As is usual on our vacations I found a local bookstore and ducked in to browse their selection of new and used books. When I travel, I customarily buy a cookbook(s) – either one that represents the place I’ve traveled to or a vintage, used cookbook, if the bookstore sells them. During this trip a used copy of Maya Angelou’s Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes (Random House 2004) caught my attention. With her recent death it felt like the right time to add one of her cookbooks to my collection. The recipes while simple are woven together with her exquisite writing style and an abundance of stories that bring the food to life.

Print cookbooks remain popular, and sales steady, because they generally offer more than free recipes found with a Google search. Well-written cookbooks offer curated recipes, personal stories, and the personality of an author. Angelou’s cookbook is a perfect example of this description.

Think of the cookbook you want to write.

What are the untold stories inside of you that need to be told?

Do they relate to food and cooking?

If so, these stories, and your recipes, make popular content for a fun-to-read cookbook.

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