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Creating a Cookbook During a Pandemic

Sitting creating a cookbook during a pandemic for fundraising or as a holiday gift or to sell.

The world of cookbooks is ever evolving and spring of 2020 will bring a whole new realm of cookbook evolution.  The good news is with people home more they are cooking more, so cookbooks that were gathering dust are being cracked wide open. Moms and grandmas are answering questions ranging from boiling water to how to bake bread. It’s a time of returning to basics and more people will be making sure they have a good quality cookbook in the cupboard from here on out. What about e-books, what about online recipes? Right now homes are filled with families trying

A Sense of Community Through Recipe Collection

A recipe card with the note, A sense of community through recipe collection.

As our world faces a time of concern and many people are in isolation due to the COVID-19 virus, now the sharing of recipes may be a life line of hope. For groups, organizations and churches reaching out to isolated members and ensuring they have daily contact over the phone will help alleviate anxiety and offer some light into their day.

Tips for Collecting Recipes From a Group

Before you start collecting recipes consider what categories you would like in your book, what kind of recipes you want and how many recipes you would like. For some groups, having specific types of recipes makes your cookbook stand out more.  You can ask people to submit recipes they use on a daily basis, for special holidays, potlucks, etc. Selecting categories will give you direction in what to ask for. Examples are appetizers, breads, main dishes and desserts. The number of recipes will determine the thickness of your book and will weigh heavily in the pricing for your book –