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Great Food Starts Fresh is a 350-page cookbook featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients—with over 100 delicious recipes and photos.
Created by

Nathan Lyon

218 backers pledged $47,620 to help bring this project to life.

In the door, out the door!

Hello Kickstarter Family,

I hope this message finds you well and in the best of 2012 spirits.

Last Thursday, December 29th, 2011, I received 35,000 pounds - 10,000 copies - of Great Food Starts Fresh.  It was a sight to see 21 massive pallets of books arrive in 18 wheelers and get unloaded. (Some unloaded into my storage space and about 2,000 loaded into the U-haul that I rented which are now stacked throughout my apartment.) Whew!

I am very happy to say that after 28 hours of organizing, unwrapping, signing, re-wrapping, and packaging books, 4 trips to the post office, 3 sharpie pens, 4 ink cartridges, and countless Lattes (thank you, Latte) - all of the Kickstarter books have been mailed out!!! Yay! (That said, a few of you have not sent me your mailing address—looking forward to receiving them so I can mail you your copies.)

It's been an amazing week and I am really happy with how everything turned out with the books.

Thank you all again for your support and encouragement along the way.  It's been quite a journey and I am excited about this next leg.

I am working on updating my website to have a page with upcoming events (like book signings). When it's posted, I will let you all know.

I wish you all a wonderfully delicious New Year.


Your chef,


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    1. Creator Thomas Deakins on January 14, 2012

      Perfect. Thanks Nathan.

    2. Creator Nathan Lyon on January 13, 2012

      Thomas, Your order has been shipped-you did send me your address. It should arrive any day now!

    3. Creator Thomas Deakins on January 12, 2012

      Nathan - when should we expect to receive "Great Food?" You also stated you didn't have addresses for everyone. I haven't received my books yet and I'm wondering if you got my address.

    4. Creator Martha J Moore on January 4, 2012

      Thanks for doing your part to keep USPS solvent!

    5. Creator Nathan Lyon on January 3, 2012

      All orders will come via USPS.
      Coming soon....!!!

    6. Creator karen orso on January 3, 2012

      Hi Nathan: Will "Great Food" arrive via UPS or USPS?