Monday, 3 May 2010

Jumping Off a Cliff...

Hello, everybody.

I've been thinking - for years, really - about writing a cookbook, and I've finally decided it's time to take the plunge. I figure I've got about two-thirds of one here already, but I need some help. From you, perhaps.

If you are interested in testing recipes and generally giving me some feed-back about what I am doing, it would be greatly appreciated. Here's the deal: if you test 20 (or more if you like, I wouldn't mind) recipes for me, I will send you a copy of the cookbook once such a thing comes into existance. Assuming it does come into existance of course; if it ends up not happening somehow I will send you some other small token of my esteem and gratitude. But I don't see why it shouldn't happen, even if I have to publish it myself.

If you are interested in assisting me with this project, please email me at ferdzy2 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

My thought (at the moment) is that I will take a year to test recipes and finish writing the cookbook; that is, starting now with the earliest spring vegetables and working through all the seasons as, of course, the cookbook would be arranged with considerable references to the seasons.

If you are interested, get in touch and within about a week (I hope) I will reply to you with more information about what I am looking for in the way of help.

I'm excited about this and look forward to hearing from... maybe you!

UPDATE: I'm going to stop taking offers to test recipes at this point (1:00 pm May 4th) as I have had 21 volunteers already! Thanks for your interest everyone, and wow, can I stop using the word "exciting" yet? No, I don't think I can. This is exciting. Definitely.


TheSweetOne said...

This sounds like an amazing idea. Way to go taking the leap! I like the concept of going seasonally. Will you have course selections for each season?

M@ said...

I hope you do get the cookbook together -- I'd definitely like one. Your recipes are always interesting. Good luck with the project!

Ferdzy said...

Well, SweetOne, one of the things I plan to ask people is "what would like to see in a cookbook?" If several people would like menus (course selections) I shall certainly put some in.

Thanks both of you... I haven't checked my email yet but I hope you are considering contributing.

Latter-Day Flapper said...

Hooray! I've been forwarding your website to anybody and everybody. I can think of so many people to whom I'd love to give a cookbook, too!

robin said...

I am a new reader to your blog and I LOVE it! Good luck with the book I look forward to following the progress and I am happy to give feedback on anything that I try.

Ferdzy said...

Ahh, thanks Flapper and Robin. I admit to being kind of nervous about all this, I don't know why. It certainly helps to get such enthusiastic encouragement.

At some point, I'll probably set up a form for people to use who would like to test a recipe or two but who don't want to make a major commitment.

Joanne said...

I am DEFINITELY interested! I'm sending you an email!

Tillsonburgarian said...

Ferdzy, I was just browsing your blog and counted 997 entries as of today, Jan.3, 2011 and I said: there is enough for a cookbook. Then I checked your entries and came across this post.
Are you still working on it? I'll help whenever I can.