Episode 32 l Writing and Selling a Cookbook Is an Inside Job
Episode 32 l Writing and Selling a Cookbook Is an Inside Job

Today on the podcast I share my thoughts on selling cookbooks, and even more than that with it takes to write and sell a cookbook. Behind every cookbook we own, read, write, or cook from there is a writer. A writer who has a message to share. In order to become a cookbook author, they had to become a cookbook writer first. And I see that there are a few hurdles this writer has to jump before they have a finished book. So, today, we’ll talk about these four hurdles, what they are and how we can hurdle them if we want to become a cookbook writer.

I also invite you to my upcoming free cookbook writing masterclass where I will share 7 Insider Tip about Writing a Cookbook That Agents and Publishers Might Not Tell You (Because Most of Them Have Never Written A Cookbook).  Following this masterclass with you will be able to list the 7 insider tips as well as describe my Everyday Encounter System that I teach in the Cookbook Writers Academy that guides dietitians, moms, bakers, and cooks on their journey to become confident cookbook writers. Register for the masterclass here.

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Episode 31 l Interview with Cookbook Collector and Owner of Tablespoon Cooking Co. Jordan Hamons
Episode 31 l Interview with Cookbook Collector and Owner of Tablespoon Cooking Co. Jordan Hamons

Today on the podcast I feature an interview with Jordan Hamons. Jordan is the owner of Tablespoon Cooking Co. at the historic Findlay Market in Cincinnati, OH. Tablespoon Cooking Co. teaches home cooks how to cook good food through hands-on classes and private events.  Jordan is a cookbook collector and has been reading and using cookbooks since a very young age. In this episode, we talk about Jordan’s introduction to cookbooks with her father’s travel to New Orleans, how cookbooks were used at her various jobs, and about her monthly cookbook club at Tablespoon Cooking Co. In her spare time Jordan loves to travel –and if not by plane, by cookbook,  learning international cooking techniques and sampling food from around the globe.

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7 Insider Tips About Writing a Cookbook That Agents and Publishers May Not Tell You

(Because Most of Them Have Never Written A Cookbook)

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Episode 30 l Interview with Cookbook Collector and Full-time Traveler Melissa Bottorff-Arey
Episode 30 l Interview with Cookbook Collector and Full-time Traveler Melissa Bottorff-Arey

Today on the podcast I excited to offer this interview with Melissa Bottoroff-Arey. Melissa is the Founder of Cultivated Journey. Melissa and her husband are full-time travelers. They live and work from their motor home while traveling in the United States. Melissa has a passion for farm-to-table cuisine and teaching other travelers how they can eat local and seasonal in every community they pass through. Melissa as a cookbook collector had to purge her collection when they decided to travel full-time, as well as her experiences with cookbooks as an industry-trained chef, and cooking meals for family and friends in her motor home. We also discuss Melissa’s desire to write a cookbook and start a cookbook club for full-time travelers.

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Episode 29 l Interview with Cookbook Collector, Baker, and Writer Jeremiah Duarte Bills
Episode 29 l Interview with Cookbook Collector, Baker, and Writer Jeremiah Duarte Bills

Today on the podcast I excited to offer this interview with Jeremiah Duarte Bills. Jeremiah will tell you that he comes from a dessert-obsessed family. Growing up close to his grandparents and their Portuguese heritage, he began baking in college to connect to his Portuguese roots. After his first trip to Portugal, he fell in love with the country’s dessert and baking traditions. As a self-taught baker, Jeremiah appeared on ABC’s 2016 The Great American Baking Show where he baked many Portuguese recipes. This experience connected him to people all over the world who are hungry to learn about Portuguese dessert recipes. Jeremiah is the co-host of the popular baking podcast FLOUR HOUR, is writing a Portuguese Dessert cookbook, and teaches baking classes out of his home. Jeremiah’s background is in music. He attended the world-famous Juilliard School and performed as an orchestral flutist all over the world. He lives in Sacramento, California where he keeps bees, teaches aspiring flute and piano students, and of course, bakes.

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Episode 28 l Seasons of Our Lives and Seasonal Cookbooks
Episode 28 l Seasons of Our Lives and Seasonal Cookbooks

Today on the podcast I share an episode about the seasons of our lives and 5 seasonally-focused cookbooks. Every week when I create a solo show for this podcast I ask myself – What can I share today that will help or inspire the people who listen to this podcast? Most often the answer comes from what’s going on in my daily life. So let’s start there as I look over the past week.

  1. This past week our son’s basketball team lost in a tournament game that ended the season. No more Tuesday and Friday night games. No more daily loads of laundry with sweaty uniforms and sock. No more meeting parents at games and cheering on the team.
  2. We started observing the season of Lent. This is 6-weeks of preparation for the renewal of our baptismal promises at Easter. No more unconscious living with food and drink and prayer. Time to pay attention to how I give, eat, and pray.
  3. And the time changed – meaning we lost an hour of sleep on Saturday and hello Daylight Savings Time! No more darkness in the evening. Bring on the light, flowers, warm weather, and spring.

Endings and beginnings – seasons – are a common thread in our everyday lives.

  • Our youngest starts to walk.
  • We start a new business.
  • We are diagnosed with a chronic disease.
  • We embark on the journey of writing a book.
  • We say goodbye to a beloved pet.
  • We watch our children leave home.
  • Our books are published.
  • Our nests are empty.

If we have the privilege of being alive, seasonal living defines us all.

Here’s the good news: what you are experiencing during this season of your life is the perfect canvas to grow and learn something new.

Want to create new content but stuck on what to do a story about?

Write or video the story about your day. Or someone else’s day. Every day is different. Always new stories to share.

Stuck in a food rut and tired of cooking or baking the same food all the time?

Cook (and bake) with the seasons. Try new foods, ingredients, and techniques. Use local foods attuned with the farmers in your area.

Want to connect with new people?

Share your story with real people on your email list, your social media accounts, your Facebook group, your local library, your local schools. People who want to connect are everywhere.

This is what the life of an inspired nutrition, food, cooking, or baking creator is all about: Seasonal Creation. Seasonal Cooking. Seasonal Connection. A place where we can create something meaningful for others. Something that helps make their lives better.

Then guess what happens?

The seasons of our lives are enriched in return. And we can’t help but grow all because we had the courage to see a new season in our life as an opportunity to create, cook, and connect.

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