Mel & I had started to write a cookbook together several years ago & have slowly but steadily been compiling it. Now that he is no longer with us, I want more than anything to continue the work we started together & get the recipes that he wrote, published & available to everyone. Cooking was one of those beautiful things that we did together… & when I had to make the change over to gluten-free, he was my biggest supporter & always fought my corner with me. So now, what I really want is to continue on with our dream & make it come true. Cooking heart-warming food that will bring people together & help to share a little joy in each others lives.
Whilst the book is gluten-free, it is not the main focus behind the recipes. What I'm aiming to do is plan out entire meals (e.g. starter, salad, main, dessert & a cocktail) from start to finish. Most books are divided into sections, desserts are in one chapter, fish in another, etc etc etc. You have to thumb through the whole book to try & assemble a meal. Whilst you'll still be able to do that with this book, I'd like to have the meals already laid out & ready to go making it easy to plan the perfect dinner party or even brunch with your friends & family.
With your support, I will be able to make that happen. Thank you so much!
For the full story on how Mel & I started on this journey, or even just for the recipe of the pie shown in the video... click here
To inspire a little faith... the blog has even been featured on The Huffington Post. To check out the press & collaboration the blog has gotten... click here
I was requested to produce a sample page. Not wanting to deny the request, I have made up a mock spread on my own. Try not to judge it too harshly, I will be using an actual graphic designer to do this for the actual book.
Risks and challenges
Recipes go wrong all the time & every recipe needs to be made two or three times to ensure it's cohesive & works. It's hard to keep a steadfast schedule as all recipes depend on the success of the recipe & the conditions under which the photograph is taken. If everything doesn't come together at the right time, it will need to be redone at a later date. Finding the right graphic designer & printers can also take time. In spite of these challenges, I aim to bring you a finished cookbook within a year of starting the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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