Remember Your Roots, Celebrate Your Friends, and Eat Well
Gathering around a table and sharing stories and culture through food is in all our histories. I'm hoping to celebrate this tradition in the digital age by creating a PDF cookbook with recipes, photos, social handles, and stories from folks across the globe. When someone makes your recipe, they can let you know by sharing a photo and tagging you on social media. The value of this project comes from the contributors, so we hope you decide to join us!
About the Project
As the Founder of Honey & Hive Creations, I’ve had the honor of reading recipes and stories from hundreds of people over this last year. It has been overwhelming (and a true honor) to get a glimpse into the little moments that make up these big beautiful lives. I wanted to do something more with Honey & Hive, something to help us celebrate each other. And so, The Collective Cookbook came about! The ease of use of the Honey & Hive platform makes this project uniquely perfect: The software we’ve created will make the recipe collection and building of this book a breeze.
About Honey & Hive
In 2015, my friend group and I struggled to find the perfect gift for a friend’s wedding. We wanted something that highlighted our friendship, was useful, and would look lovely in the home. I had the idea to create a collaborative cookbook. We compiled pictures, recipes, and stories from our years of friendship, and with the brilliant work of Jose Cotto, created a beautiful cookbook. It was an absolute hit. Six months later, I launched Honey & Hive Creations.
The cookbooks Honey & Hive creates are full of recipes, stories, and photos from your selected friends and families. The best part? The process is automated, so you don’t have to spend hours designing a book or collecting the recipes. At Honey & Hive, we live by the words, ‘Remember your roots, celebrate your friends, and eat well.’
About the Rewards
PDF of the Collective Cookbook: You get to participate in the cookbook and receive the PDF of all other contributor’s recipes, photos, and stories! Each recipe comes with a social handle, so when you make someone’s recipe, you can choose to tag them and let them know. The contents of this PDF are unknown! (Kind of exciting, right?)
Honey & Hive Recipe Cards: Capture your family favorites with eight beautifully designed Honey & Hive Recipe Cards. Included with these will be one handwritten recipe from my family collection! We’ll also include your name on a thank you page on the Honey & Hive site.
Honey & Hive Grocery Bag Set: A silkscreened bag for every market trip! Our canvas bags will feature our logo and graphics from our beautiful cookbooks.
You Own Custom Cookbook - PDF: A one-of-a-kind PDF cookbook with recipes, stories, and photos from your selected friends and family! You’ll experience the Honey & Hive process: select one of our beautiful templates, upload emails for your email contributors, and sit back! This takes about four weeks to complete.
Your Own Custom Cookbook - Hardbound: A one-of-a-kind hardbound cookbook with recipes, stories, and photos from your selected friends and family! You’ll experience the Honey & Hive process: select one of our beautiful templates, upload emails for your email contributors, and sit back! This takes about six weeks to complete, as the book's contents depend on your contributors!
Risks and challenges
The PDF Collective Cookbook is a community-driven project. The quality and quantity of the recipes and stories is dependent upon the participation of the backers. Contributors will be given a timeline by which they must submit. Delay could occur if the submission process doesn’t go according to the timeline.
For the other rewards, the challenge we may face is shipping by desired dates. Custom cookbooks are all dependent upon the contributions of the customer. Delay could occur if individual submission processes don’t go according to their timelines.
Our printer does a beautiful job with the custom cookbooks. Additionally, we are working with a new, but trusted printer for the grocery bag and recipe cards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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