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An unprecedented cookbook featuring recipes and stories by refugees now working as chefs in New York City.
An unprecedented cookbook featuring recipes and stories by refugees now working as chefs in New York City.
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    1. Caitlyn Hunter on April 2

      Has a survey gone out yet?

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      amber lockhart on March 27

      Has a survey been sent out yet?

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      Rebecca Calzia-Bhatt on March 21

      When will we hear anything or see anything? Is this happening? I am not feeling good about this.

    4. Lee Ashcroft
      on March 14

      can we please have a more recent update maybe even some pictures of production or draft copies so that we know this project is actually happening

    5. Melissa Smith
      on March 2

      Delivery date update please, we are waiting with much anticipation.

    6. Marcin Plawnicki on March 2

      Where is the book?

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      Rose Holmes on January 25

      Looking forward to those recipes!

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      Vball coach on January 25

      I have little faith this project will meet its new promised date of printing 1 year late as it is clear they are not focused on the production of the book but rather the ideals it represents. Don't get me wrong, I like and believe in your ideals of building a strong community and bridging gaps but you've made a commitment which many of us supported and you're not living up to it.

    9. Rick R
      on January 24

      Thanks for the update. Late is way better than silence imho.

    10. Rick R
      on January 24

      There was, but it was mid-October. They must still be putting together a team of writers and testers. Starting to think the most optimistic outcome here is a small stack of photocopies that I staple myself.

    11. Darrell and Noah Bodnar
      on January 23

      I was just wondering if there was any update on the project?

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      Rebecca Calzia-Bhatt on January 11

      Please update us on the status of this project. When will we get our books?
      Rebecca Bhatt

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      Susan LaPierre on December 22

      Time to let us know how much of the money has been invested in the project, what the current status is, when it is expected to be completed, and how much of the money pledged to be donated was followed through on. Thank you.

    14. Melissa Smith
      on December 20

      Update please

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    16. Rick R
      on December 13

      How is everything progressing? If you need recipe testers or ...?, I’m sure you could tap the community.

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      DL on December 11

      Hey! Super excited to see the progress on this project. It would be appreciated if you could compose some FAQs and monthly updates as suggested by others backers.

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      David Hollevoet on December 9

      The updates are rivaling "Valve Time" logic at this point...

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      on October 17, 2017

      Great update today - aside from nice anecdotal info, how about adding some hard facts, i.e. Timeline...!?!??

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      on October 13, 2017

      We are all well aware that we are still far from the project's deadline. It would still be nice to give updates even at this stage. Current and next steps, challenges and so on.

    21. Brian Slattery on October 13, 2017

      Well that's been disappointing �

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      on October 13, 2017

      I think it’s time we just move on with life and forget this...thanks for F***ing all of us people at Eat offbeat.

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      Michael R. on October 6, 2017

      Come on guys, it's been over three months...give us something here. Just let us know you're still alive, even.

    24. Melissa Smith
      on October 4, 2017

      Up date please, people who purchase from Kickstarter like to stay informed on how their money has been invested.

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      on September 27, 2017

      So are you guys still doing this or???

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      on September 22, 2017

      Hi folks
      Last update in July states you are 'excited to share news very soon'. What's your definition of 'very soon' - to me 3 months is the opposite of soon...;-)
      Cmon guys- share some news, photos, activities you've been up to. I am sure there is lots to tell

    27. Karin on September 14, 2017

      Agreeing with those below; would like to get an update on how the project is going.

    28. Melissa Smith
      on September 4, 2017

      Update please

    29. Jessica Kellogg on September 2, 2017

      Definitely would like more regular communication, or at least an estimated timeline.

    30. Saba Malik on August 20, 2017

      Any updates? Would definitely appreciate any kind of timeline :)

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      David Hollevoet on July 4, 2017

      Wouldn't mind an update either. Second hand accounts for a NY tour don't really mean much for regular backers. I trust there'll be an awesome cookbook by March '18 that I can't wait to dive right into, but any sort of transparency (even a general timetable is great) on the project would be reassuring :-)

    32. Jessica Kellogg on July 2, 2017

      Did the tours happen? What's the status of the cookbook? The great thing about Kickstarter is the interaction with your backers. We supported your vision, the least you can do is keep us updated.

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      Alli Cooke on June 30, 2017

      Echoing all those below who would very much like an update! An email on 22 May said you needed "another week or two" before a cookbook announcement...

    34. Ebrahim Rehaman on June 27, 2017

      Can we please have an update

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      amber lockhart on June 21, 2017

      Any new updates?

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      on May 19, 2017

      Hi crew - more than 6 weeks since successful funding and no thank you update and progress updates yet? Hope all is ok? Please keep us posted on your actions and next steps. Thanks! Marcel

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      Bob on May 16, 2017

      Yes, they already contacted me for the tour in NY. So, they're working on it.

    38. Jessica Kellogg on May 15, 2017

      No updates since the project was funded. It would be great to hear something.

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      Elisabeth on May 11, 2017

      any updates?

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      Deborah Lally
      on April 17, 2017

      Any chance of early recipes to tide us over, they're already in text and you have the money, or a PDF option for those who have funded.

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      Rose Holmes on April 10, 2017

      Congratulations on your project. I actually hope you don't try to do the videos without enough money to do that well; and that you instead put the resources into doing a really exceptional job on and expanding the cookbook. I am looking forward to it!

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      Nancy Hite on April 9, 2017

      Are you going to be able to do your video close to your $100,000 goal.

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      Kimmie Ayers on April 8, 2017

      Congratulations and I'm looking forward to exploring your lives in my kitchen! I grew up in a faraway place that was home and so the ideas of refuge and hospitality (to strangers first was the origin of that word!) and welcome have been tumbling around in my head for years. I pray you many good things! -- Kimmie

    44. Anne Brown
      on April 8, 2017

      Congrats to a successful project!

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