Scraptails is a project about making the most out of our food. For this project, I will be focusing on utilizing items that are usually scrapped and turning them into delicious cocktails. The end product will be made up of 10 recipes, each focusing on one ingredient. For the duration of this campaign, I will be finalizing the details of each recipe so that they are just right. Backers of at least $15 will receive updates of each recipe I develop in the form of a PDF file. At the end of the campaign, you will have the entire collection of the 10 recipes. Backers of at least $40 will receive a printed copy of the cookbook that will be laminated and tough for kitchen use.
My kitchen is a creative space for me. I enjoy experimenting and trying new things. Sustainability is also a big concern I have which led me to be conscious about waste in my kitchen. What better way of using food scraps than elevating them into a heavenly cocktail to enjoy with friends? The possibilities are endless and most importantly priceless since its waste!
If you are like me and love spending time in the kitchen making things for loved ones you will love Scraptails! Join me on this journey to discover the possibilities of turning something worthless into something amazing.
What kind of recipes?
I chose these recipes based on what is most commonly wasted in a kitchen. I also wanted to keep them simple so you don't have to buy too many ingredients to make these recipes which would defeat the purpose. Each recipe is the product of research and testing, so much tasting that my roommate loves me for the free drinks and hates me for the mess.
What to expect if backed?
As of now, I have all the ingredients I want to explore identified. These include rice, cucumber, strawberry, tomato, pickle juice, coffee, banana, egg, carrot, and avocado. I also have a shortlist of the main ingredients in each recipe. I am only missing specific details that I will sort out as I perfect each one.
I mostly find time to work on these recipes over the weekends, so for backers that paid for the recipes updates, I will share them through the backer update function every Monday. Expect 3-4 recipes after each of the weekends this campaign will last for.
The booklet will take a little bit longer since I can't order it yet in case I need to edit some things. Therefore, I estimate the booklet will be ready around November for backers that contributed to this reward.
Why a $900 goal?
After doing all the calculations of what it would cost to finance this project I came to the conclusion that I needed $900 in order to make this work. Some of the costs include the cost of all the ingredients needed to experiment, the time I have been putting into that research and for the book, the costs of printing, assembling and shipping.
The first recipe that I've developed it a Horchata style cocktail that you can make with leftover rice. If you want a better idea of what the recipe cards will look like here is the first one!
Illustrations by Isabella Vacca
My name is Alvaro Ucha Rodriguez and I am a design student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This is my first Kickstarter campaign and I am very excited to learn how crowdfunding works. I am in a professional practice course where the main focus is to learn entrepreneurial skills that are relevant to independent designers. A part of this is to launch our products on Kickstarter to receive funding. I have always wanted to share with other people my experiences and learnings while cooking and I saw a great opportunity with this project. I am excited to learn through this process and correct any mistakes I make in the process.
Risks and challenges
The main risk I anticipate going into this project is the pressure of making the recipes easy enough so that everyone can make every cocktail without going out of their way to buy ingredients for the recipes. The main focus of this idea was to have a quick and accessible recipe that anyone could quickly prepare at home. I will try my hardest to keep it simple!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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