I was asked a while back to be a part of this amazing eBook, put together by Nick of Macheesmo. His idea was to get 55 bloggers together on one project. Each blogger was given a chapter, and we were asked to provide a recipe with a story behind it. I was honored to be asked and there was no way I could turn that down!
My favorite cookbooks are the ones where the author has introduced each recipe with a story. "Why is this recipe important to me?" "Where did I discover this amazing ingredient?" Or even "my mom used to make this for me." I want to know those things! I mean, I love most cookbooks, and I'll never turn one away, but it's not much fun when recipe titles, ingredients and procedures are just slapped on a page with not much more thought put into it than that.
That's where 55 Knives is different. Not only are there photos, recipes and stories, but it's an interactive cookbook with links that really work. Want to know more about a particular blogger? There's a link to that. It’s also searchable and has clickable indexes. This would be a great addition to anyone's cookbook collection! I’ve had a look at it already and the stories are as wonderful as the recipes!
A bit from Nick who worked extremely hard to put this all together:
“What’s 55 Knives? In short, the almost 200 page book is a compilation of stories, recipes and tips from 55 food bloggers from around the Internet! Each blogger gets a chapter and in that chapter they give a recipe (or a few) and a story to accompany the recipe(s). The idea being that if we all write a few pages then those pages will all be really exceptional. Also, because there are so many different perspectives, the recipes are varied and much more unique than if just one person were to write the entire thing.
- Delicious and special recipes from 55 food bloggers.
- Stories on food, eating, cooking, and life.
- A 174 page formatted PDF with over 1000 links. It’s searchable and has clickable indexes for easy navigating!
- Simple and easy ways to interact with all 55 authors.
- A 30 day no-questions-asked refund policy.
- Money saving offers from Grill Charms ($5 value), Secret Stash Sea Salts ($5 value) and OpenSky (10% off select products). Unfortunately, these are only valid in the US except the Secret Stash Sea Salts offer which is also valid in Canada.
From now until June 1st, the cost of the book is $14. After that date, it will be $19. Once you purchase it, you get instant access to a 174 page book filled with stories, food, photos, and interactive clickable links.
What recipe did I include in the book? It’s my grandmother’s potato salad that we had at every single family get together, and it’s very special to me. Now that my grandmother and mom are gone, I’m the only one in the family that makes it anymore. And you can have that recipe, just in time for summer parties!
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