Episode 59 l Maybe You Could Write A Cookbook?
Episode 59 l Maybe You Could Write A Cookbook?

Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Do you love to create recipes and cook for your family and friends? Have you perfected a method to do something that is kitchen or nutrition-related and you want to teach others about it? Could your work in your kitchen be used to guide someone else in their kitchen? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have what it takes to write a cookbook of your own. Today I want to share 4 basic steps you can follow to explore your cookbook topic. This is for those of you who haven’t even considered writing a cookbook before, with some tips on what to do to hone in on your ideal reader, and what your cookbook might be about. 

  1. Become a student of food, cooking or baking. Pay attention to what you really enjoy in the kitchen and keep track of what it is that people come to you and ask about. Are they asking for just recipes? Or are they asking other questions about what you do and who you know? Keep track of all of it. Start a dedicated notebook to keep track. 
  2. Challenge yourself to cook and create baked goods without an exact recipe. Make up your own creations. Keep track of what you create and make it again. Ask others to taste it and see what they think. Keep track some more. Your recipes in any book you write can be inspired by what you experience in the world, but at the end of the day, any recipes you publish need to be expressed in your own ideas and words.
  3. When you meet people and they ask you what you’re up to tell them that you’re thinking about writing a cookbook. When they ask you what about – tell them your possible idea. The purpose of this isn’t for you to hear if they like your idea or not. The purpose is to start to identify as a cookbook writer. Becoming a cookbook writer is a change of identity – from a non-writer to a writer. So just practice at this identification as a cookbook writer.
  4. Practice believing that you writing a cookbook is totally possible. If I can do it, and if my students can do it you can do it. Your success as a cookbook writer isn’t up to a publisher, it’s up to you. There are many paths to cookbook publication and I talk about the difference between cookbook writing and cookbook publishing in Episode 42, but if you really want to write a cookbook, the commitment, and the decision is up to you. No one can stop you or tell you you can’t and the person you have to face most often in this instance is yourself. Let every cookbook you see published be a beacon of possibility. 

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Episode 58 l The Value of Writing a Cookbook
Episode 58 l The Value of Writing a Cookbook

Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Today I am here to talk to you about an article in the New York Times (October 2, 2019) Would You Write A Cookbook For Next To Nothing? This article leads with a story of a food-blogger whose first publishing contract involved a very short deadline, no advance, and a non-disclosure agreement. When I first read the article I felt like they were making the case that writing a cookbook isn’t “worth it”.  What I soon realized was that their model for measuring the “worth” of the project was all monetary: How much money did the author spend/earn. In today’s episode, I talk about the value of writing a cookbook beyond monetary measurement: the value to self, your business, and others. I hope you enjoy this discussion. And take time to read the article and the comments on the article. The link is below.

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Episode 57 l Search Your Collection: Cookbooks From Restaurants, Markets, & Cafes
Episode 57 l Search Your Collection: Cookbooks From Restaurants, Markets, & Cafes

Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast.b  Today I’m excited to talk to you about cookbooks from “a place”. This episode is inspired by a recent cookbook purchase about a restaurant The Noma Guide to Fermentation.  In Episode 50 I interviewed the co-founder of Cookbook Village Wendy Guerrin, and in that episode, Wendy talked about her love of vintage restaurant cookbooks.  This really got me thinking: many of my favorite books in my collection are cookbooks about “a place”. This came to light a few weeks ago when The Best Male Cook and I were moving my cookbook collection, stack by stack, off of the shelves, because we were painting my office. As we moved the books, I kept talking about the books: favorite books, where we bought some of the books, gifts I’d been given, etc. Thus, the inspiration for this show: talk about favorite cookbooks from “a place”. I have been trying to figure out why I love these types of books and the best way for me to describe it is because a book from “a place” like a cafe, market, restaurant, or meditation center, is like a book of business secrets. When a business publishes a book of recipes from their business, they are adding an asset to their business. And this book contains the formula for the very thing that makes their business tick: the food. But here’s the funny thing: publishing a book of their recipes ADDS to the business, it doesn’t subtract. It gives them a place to reveal what they do, yet people still walk through the door to buy their soups, salads, cakes, schnitzel, and bread. That’s because a restaurant or cafe isn’t just about the recipes, it’s about the experience and about us being willing to trade our money for the value a good cafe, market, or restaurant offers: delicious, prepared food served well in an environment that we love. And, a restaurant or market cookbook extends the story of the place far beyond the boundaries of a town or city. It extends it across the world I haven’t ever eaten at Noma. But I have read their cookbook. And that’s what cookbooks do, they transport us to a place we’ve been, or back to a place we haven’t been, to enjoy the food and stories of the place, and to experience in print, what their cooks, bakers, and chefs offer in real life. So enjoy this episode as I take a journey through cookbooks in my collection from “a place”.

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Episode 56 l 5 Secrets to Consistent Content Creation
Episode 56 l 5 Secrets to Consistent Content Creation

Do you struggle with regular content creation? Do you start strong with a good idea for a book, blog, or newsletter, but then fizzle out and lack consistency in the producing of the blog posts, newsletters, or cookbooks?

Marketing yourself and your business require a strategy to build a relationship with your audience. Be it your future customers, current clients, possible publishers, or your ideal reader, they need to get to know you better to have a relationship with you and perhaps buy from you or publish your book. One of my superpowers over the years has been the ability to create consistent content in my business. Consistent content is queen. Customers like consistency. It’s trustworthy. Publishers like consistency. It’s dependable. Your readers like consistency. They want to hear from you. They like what you write about. In order to help you move from struggling and overwhelmed, I want to share my five secrets to consistent content creation.

  1. Decide if you want to create consistent content. You can do this if you want to. If your answer is yes, then let’s do it! If your answer is no, that’s ok. Quit beating yourself up and move on to another way to spend your time.
  2. Pick one day and a specific time: I write newsletter and blog post content once a week on Mondays. I spend no more than two hours to do this. I get it done and don’t have to worry about the newsletter or blog post until the next Monday. On Mondays, my sweet spot is between the hours of  8 – 10 am. I set myself up for success. I don’t schedule phone calls during this time. I don’t run errands during this time. I don’t go get coffee with a friend during this time. This time is for my content. Each and every Monday morning. For you, it might be midnight – 2 am. The time doesn’t matter. Just pick a time where you are awake, alert, focused. And I hear what you’re thinking: but I’ve got little kids, I have a job, I have so much to do, I’m so busy. If that’s the case, go back to #1 and decide. An added bonus secret is to record or write your content in batches. This means you create content for a few weeks at a time. Then you’re ahead of the game and each week it’s not a rush to create content for the next week. 
  3. Get yourself in a good feeling place before you write. I like to show up on Mondays (and every day, quite frankly) refreshed and ready. For me, this means I have completed my morning routine and I’m cleaned up for the day. I can’t produce when I’m sitting around feeling and smelling like I just crawled out of bed. I work better when I’m clean, dressed, smell good, and my household tasks that I do on Monday mornings are underway.
  4. Show up at your computer or laptop. Sit down
Episode 55 l 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Wrote My Cookbooks
Episode 55 l 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Wrote My Cookbooks

Writing a cookbook demands a lot of time and energy. You work hard, you write your manuscript, and then after months of editing, design, and production your book lands in your hand. There’s not much else like it in the world, with the exception of delivering a baby. Some people even refer to writing a book as a gestation time and then say they’ve given “birth” to a book.

So what do I wish someone had told me before I wrote my cookbook:

  1. There will be mistakes in the cookbook. Somewhere, somehow there will be an error. You’ll find a recipe where you called for 1 tablespoons instead of 1 tablespoon. Careful editing and even hiring a competent editor will help reduce the number of errors, but just know there will be some errors. Don’t worry though – most publishers let you submit corrections before the next printing.
  2. Not everyone will like your cookbook. Please, don’t let this stop you in your tracks or worry you. It’s just the reality of writing a book and putting your work out there. Your book was written with a specific audience in mind and that means that the people outside of your audience might not like or buy your cookbook. Don’t focus on them. Focus instead on who loves your cookbook. They are the only group worth worrying about. Please them and reach out to them.
  3. Marketing and promoting your cookbook is like another job. Writing the manuscript was the first job. Selling the book and working hard to promote it is another. I know that I have worked as hard and as long to promote my cookbook as I did to write it. Connecting with customers is fun and I’ve traveled while doing so, but the work of promotion is just as time-consuming as the work of writing.

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Episode 54 l Recipe Copyright Protection
Episode 54 l Recipe Copyright Protection

Hello and today on the podcast I talk about recipe copyright laws. First, congratulations to Lisa Goldstein of @cookinglikeImeanit. She was the winner of our Celebrate The Cookbook Love Podcast Contest for our first anniversary. Lisa is a supporter of the show, was a guest on Episode 9 (I incorrectly said Episode 2 in the show recording!), and I’m thrilled she won the content. Thank you, Lisa. 

Last year I attended an excellent workshop sponsored by IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) and taught by Joy Butler. Joy has a blog called Guide Through The Legal Jungle and in the workshop, she talked about the principles of copyright protection for recipes. What I find interesting is that recipe copyright protection involves all of us who write, use, and interact with recipes and cookbooks: recipe writers, cookbook authors, and cookbook users or cookbook clubs. Listen in to the show as we discuss how the law affects these three different groups, and how we can protect our recipes as cookbook writers, recipe writers, and restaurant or bakery owners. 

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Episode 53 l Cookbook Masterminding with Maggie Green
Episode 53 l Cookbook Masterminding with Maggie Green

Hello and welcome to year two of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Thanks for everyone who tunes in on a regular basis as we celebrate cookbook readers, buyers, writers, collectors, and clubs. Todays’ episode is all about mastermind: what is one and why might you join one. Plus there’s still time to enter the Celebrate the Cookbook Love Podcast Contest and have a chance to win a package of 5 cookbooks (one of my cookbooks, one new Summer 2019 cookbook, one vintage cookbook, a self-published cookbook, and a classic American cookbook:

  1. Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcast App or 
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  5. DM me the screenshot of your review and you will be entered in the drawing

Contest ends September 5, 2019, 11:59 PM PST

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Episode 52 l Celebrate Cookbook Love Podcast Contest
Episode 52 l Celebrate Cookbook Love Podcast Contest

Welcome to the end of year one of the Cookbook Love Podcast! It’s been a great year and a year of learning and growing as a podcaster. My original goal was to celebrate Cookbook Love and we have done just that with interviews related to cookbook reading, buying, writing, collecting, and clubbing!  Today we celebrate with a look back at the top 10 most popular episodes for the podcast and a contest to celebrate our 52nd episode. It’s been a great year! And I hope I have shared more cookbook love with you all. Thanks for your support of the podcast. To enter the Celebrate the Cookbook Love Podcast Contest and have a chance to win a package of 5 cookbooks (one of my cookbooks, one new Summer 2019 cookbook, one vintage cookbook, a self-published cookbook, and a classic American cookbook:

  1. Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcast App or 
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  5. DM me the screenshot of your review and you will be entered in the drawing

Contest ends September 5, 2019, 11:59 PM PST

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Episode 51 l Interview with Kickstarter Cookbook Author Ally Lazare
Episode 51 l Interview with Kickstarter Cookbook Author Ally Lazare

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Today I’m excited to share an interview with cookbook collector, reader, and author, Ally Lazare. Ally as a young child loved to feel her way around in the kitchen  because she was allowed to experiment with food and cooking. As a result, she fell in love with the science, process, artistry, and creativeness of cooking and baking. Ally also loved cookbooks and first considered herself just a cookbook reader. When she started to cook for herself and her children, she started to write down her recipes and share them with others. This led her to start a blog, and then –  the idea to write a cookbook of her own. So, in the midst of maternity leave, and a shift to a plant-based way of eating, Ally decided to document her plant-based journey and share the tips, tricks, and secrets behind plant-based comfort food. Out of her desire to debunk the myth that plant-based eating is scary or boring, Ally wrote and published with a Kickstarter campaign her own book Ally’s Kitchen Comfort Food. In this interview, we talk about Ally’s love for all things of the kitchen, vintage cookbooks, and the process she followed for writing her own book, that includes a Kickstarter campaign that overfunded her cookbook publishing dream.

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Episode 50 l Interview with Cookbook Village Co-founder Wendy Guerin
Episode 50 l Interview with Cookbook Village Co-founder Wendy Guerin

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Today I am excited to interview Wendy Guerin. Wendy is the co-founder of an online collectible cookbook store called Cookbook Village. In business for over 10 years, Cookbook Village specializes in collectible cookbooks from Junior League and community cookbooks to autographed and restaurant cookbooks. In our interview, Wendy and I discuss her impetus to start on online cookbook store, her love of restaurant and autographed cookbooks, the top 10 collectible cookbooks of all time and their process for buying books for their store.

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Episode 49 l Interview with Cookbook Collector Linda Soper-Kolton
Episode 49 l Interview with Cookbook Collector Linda Soper-Kolton

Today on the podcast I feature an interview with cookbook collector Linda Soper-Kolton. Linda is a health coach, vegan chef, and runs the culinary program at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Linda is also the author of Compassionate Cuisine, a book that was written for the benefit of the animal sanctuary. Linda is an avid cookbook collector, vegan chef, culinary instructor, and cookbook author. As a lifelong foodie, Linda built her cookbook collection via mail-order cookbook clubs. Linda’s love for cookbooks is attributed to the talented people who write cookbooks, for she feels that pursuing recipes, photographs, and stories never get old. She uses cookbooks, too, for inspiration about ingredients, recipes, and being transported into a world of ideas about food. According to Linda, she dreams in food. 

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Episode 48l Interview with Alon David of 90x Goal Planner
Episode 48l Interview with Alon David of 90x Goal Planner

As a lover of planners, notebooks, pens, and setting goals and making plans, I today have an interview with the owner and founder of 90 x Goal Planner, ALoN David. 

ALoN DaviD arrived in America without any business leads connections. He had no university network or promising internships. ALoN didn’t even have a solid business idea. But he did have ambition. He had drive. He had the dream to make something of his life.  So while going to school full-time, ALoN decided to get a job working construction for $5.25 per hour. Yet he knew that just getting a degree wasn’t enough, so instead of waking up each day complaining of his situation, ALoN decided he needed to set a goal to keep him focused on his dreams. The only problem was that there weren’t any quality goal-planners or systems out there. So ALoN decided to create his own system that could take a minimum-wage job and turn it into an opportunity.

Inspired to further test his goal-system, ALoN decided in 2010 to start a photography business from scratch. Within a year, the photography business became a 6-figure side-gig and that was when ALoN knew that his 90x goal-system was something special.

Looking to help others effectively set and achieve goals, ALoN put together the first 90x goal-planner. Now, if you’ve ever shopped around for a planner, you know that there are to-do planners, there are planners to help you schedule, there are planners that act more like diaries, but 90x is the first planner to incorporate all of the essential goal-setting elements into one complete system.

So if you’re looking for a planner that can act as a to-do list, while also serving as a space where you can jot down any thoughts or ideas, no problem. With each day having at least two-full pages, you could even write out motivational quotes to keep you inspired, if you’d like. But know that each 90x goal-planner comes filled with inspirational quotes from Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs & other minds that have led their respective generations, so even on the most laziest of days you’ll have all the inspiration you need right in your hands.

Today on the podcast ALoN and I talk about the steps of a vision, the why? The what, and your actions to move forward in a project whether it be writing a book, losing weight, or starting a business. 

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Episode 47 l The Cost of Writing a Cookbook
Episode 47 l The Cost of Writing a Cookbook

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Today we are talking about the Cost of Writing a Cookbook. One of the objections people often have to writing a cookbook is the cost. Truth be told, as a traditionally published cookbook author, I incurred very few direct costs when I wrote my cookbooks. In fact, publishers paid me an advance and royalties when my advance earned out. And, my students who self-publish their books did incur costs of publishing, so today I’ll talk about those. I also talk about cost during the pre-publication phase of writing, costs in post-publication, optional costs writers incur, and my feeling about software for cookbook writing. 

Pre-publication Phase

  • Generate idea
  • Test and develop recipes
  • Write cookbook proposal
  • Book writing software – optional
  • Find agent
  • Find publisher
  • Network with others

Platform 

  • Website built
  • Website hosting
  • Email list
  • Content creation
  • Social Media presence
  • Facebook group

Publication Phase

  • Contract
  • Advance of Royalties
  • Write manuscript
  • Photography
  • Editing
  • Cover Design
  • ISBN
  • Interior Design
  • Index
  • Blurbs
  • Printing
  • Ebook formatting

Post-Publication Phase

  • Royalties
  • Book sales
  • Wholesale sales
  • Book fairs
  • Cookbook competitions
  • Public Relations work

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Episode 46 l Search Your Collection Series: Cookbook Endsheets
Episode 46 l Search Your Collection Series: Cookbook Endsheets

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. This is the first official Search Your Collection episode of the podcast. Today I want to talk about Endsheets. Endsheets, also know as endpapers, or ends, are the pages at the beginning and of a hardcover book that are used to glue the inside pages (known as the book block) to the hardcover of the book.  Decorated endsheets, while not very common in cookbooks are a relatively inexpensive enhancement to a cookbook. They have the ability to deliver helpful and useful information to the cookbook user, as well as a way to decorate and illustrate the cookbook. In today’s episode, I discuss endpapers and take a look at endpapers as I searched my own collection of cookbooks.

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Episode 45 l Interview with Dietitian and Cookbook Collector Sherry Coleman Collins
Episode 45 l Interview with Dietitian and Cookbook Collector Sherry Coleman Collins

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast, today I’m excited to share an interview with Sherry Coleman Collins. Sherry is a fellow Registered Dietitian and lives in Marietta, Georgia. She is an avid cookbook collector, reader, and user, and if the first interviewee that limits her cookbook collection to a specific number of books due to shelf space. Sherry loves to collect cookbooks when she travels internationally and in the US and as a result of a collections of cookbooks she inherited, Sherry has an interest in collecting vintage cookbooks as well. Join us for the episode where we talk about Sherry’s favorite cookbooks collected from her travels, what she learns from international cookbooks, her favorite place to shop for vintage cookbooks, and Sherry’s tips for meal planning and cooking almost every night at home. 

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Episode 44 l Celebrate the 4th with Barbecue Cookbooks
Episode 44 l Celebrate the 4th with Barbecue Cookbooks

Hello and Happy 4th of July. Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today we are talking about barbecue! Barbecue and July 4th go hand in hand. On this episode of the podcast I talk about how our family is connected to a long-standing barbecue tradition, the difference between grilling and barbecue, some favorite barbecue cookbooks in my collections, and a recipe for Sweet Bourbon Baked Beans from the Kentucky Fresh Cookbook.

Sweet Bourbon-baked Beans

Makes 12 servings

From Kentucky Fresh Cookbook by Maggie Green. I use vegetarian baked beans, but any variety of canned pork (baked) and beans works fine. To make without the bourbon, use 1/2 cup vinegar.

1/2 pound (8 ounces) bacon, cut into 1/4-inch thin strips

3 cups canned vegetarian baked beans (one 28-ounce can)

1 1/2 cups cooked or canned baby lima beans, drained (one 15-ounce can)

1 1/2 cups cooked or canned butter beans, drained (one 15-ounce can)

1 1/2 cups cooked or canned red beans, drained (one 15-ounce can)

1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup Kentucky bourbon

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder

Place bacon strips in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir and cook until crisp. Remove bacon to drain on a paper-towel-lined plate. Pour all of the bacon grease out of the skillet except for about 2 tablespoons. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Stir together the baked beans, lima beans, and red beans in the prepared dish. In the bacon grease, cook the onions over medium heat until golden, about 10 minutes. Add the brown sugar, bourbon, and vinegar, stirring to dissolve the sugar and scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the skillet. Let cook for 1 minute. Pour the bourbon-sugar sauce over beans and stir to combine. Sprinkle with crisp bacon bits. Bake for 1 hour until bubbly and the juice has thickened.

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Episode 43 l 2019 Food Trends and Cookbooks
Episode 43 l 2019 Food Trends and Cookbooks

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast, today I am excited to talk to you about 2019 Food Trends and Cookbooks. I was recently involved in a research project to take a look at Health and Culinary Trends for a trends report. I have always enjoyed looking at food trends, and in particular how foods and trends in cooking or food make it into the mainstream. This happened with cilantro, from a relatively unknown and unused herb to an herb that millions of people now eat every day at Chipotle in their Lime Cilantro Rice. Food trends also make it into cookbooks more often than not, in particular, if the food trend is one that is embraced in kitchens and cooking. On this episode of the podcast, I select a few trends and take a look at cookbooks that reflect these trends as well as review the food trends below. 

2019 Health and Culinary Food Trends

  1. Wild weeds and green such as sorrel, dandelions, chickweed, mallow, amaranth as a replacement for kale.
  2. Citrus alternatives such as citron, kumquats, yuzu, shaddocks, and pomelos that provide sourness that’s popular as well as unique flavors.
  3. Seed butter to augment nut butter such as tahini, sunflower seed butter, roasted watermelon seed butter, pumpkin seed butter offering alternatives for allergies to tree nuts and peanuts.
  4. Ugly and misshapen food acceptance and use to reduce food with innovative ways to use all parts of food from nose to tail and stem to root.
  5. Digestive health and a newfound appreciation for the microbiome—trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in our intestinal tract—more products (think fiber, prebiotics, and probiotics) are geared toward improving gut health
  6. Fermented drinks and food such as kefir, kimchi, kombucha, tempeh, miso.
  7. Adaptogens roots and herbs are a select group of herbs (and some mushrooms) that support the body’s natural ability to deal with stress. They are called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to the specific needs of the body. Examples include maca, ginseng, Rhodiola Rosea, reishi, ashwagandha holy basil, Schizandra.
  8. #veganuary and McVegan burgers tested at the Chicago McDonalds headquarters.
  9. Growth of the vegan, vegetarian, and eco-friendly movements, many are turning away from traditional protein sources like meat. Faux meats and plant-based meat options are available everywhere, from local co-ops to Target and Walmart.
  10. Meat-alternatives including plants, insects, lentils, soy, dairy-free protein alternatives going mainstream. Innovations highlighting nuts, extruded seeds, beans, water lentils and algae in snack bars, chips, meat-free burgers or sausages, and dairy-free yogurts and cheeses and cell-based meat and protein extracted from animals’ cells without killing the animal at all.
  11. Hemp hearts, seeds, and oils are in everything from waffle mix to dried pasta, and new interest in the potential benefits stemming from other parts of the hemp plant.
  12. Foods infused with CBD oil. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, has a multitude of uses including an ingredient in a variety of edibles defined as food or beverage products that
Episode 42 l The Difference Between Cookbook Writing & Cookbook Publishing
Episode 42 l The Difference Between Cookbook Writing & Cookbook Publishing

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. In this episode of the podcast, I discuss the difference between cookbook writing and cookbook publishing. Cookbook writing is a solitary act and involves a person writing a book around a single topic. They think of an idea, they decide who they can help or who their ideal reader is, and they create content for the book. Then they work on getting the book published. Publishing is the business of preparing books for sale. The business model for publishing is book sales. The publishers pay authors advances/royalties and count on writers and authors to provide content for their books. The 3 main functions of publishing houses are the editing of the manuscript, preparation of the manuscript for design, book design, book production, and the marketing and sales of a book.

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Episode 41 l How To Start a Cookbook Club
Episode 41 l How To Start a Cookbook Club

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. This episode was inspired by a letter that I received from a listener about how to start a cookbook club in her neighborhood. In this episode, I read the communication from the listener, and provide tips on starting your own cookbook club.

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Episode 40 l My Top 10 Cookbooks for the 1000 Cookbooks Project
Episode 40 l My Top 10 Cookbooks for the 1000 Cookbooks Project

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. After last week’s podcast with Monica Llamas, I was invited to submit my top 10 cookbooks for the 1000 Cookbooks Project. The 1000 Cookbook project is building a comprehensive and curated collection of the very best food and recipe content. Their goal with the project is “to help people discover books and recipes which will help them build their knowledge, expand their repertoire, and delight their family and friends”.  In this episode, I talk about my 10 favorite books in my collection, and I added one book for honorable mention. All of the books are listed below, and also included is a link to my list on the 1000 Cookbooks website.

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