Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Book, A REAL Book!



The Food We Were Raised On

Well here it is, the project I evasively mentioned here! The writing project I actually finished!!

I wrote this cookbook for my children.  A keepsake of sorts, but friends and family members who encouraged me throughout the process and helped with the endless edits thought it worthy of a larger audience. Since it is a collection of family recipes, photographs and the memories associated with them, I wondered how interesting it could possibly be to anyone beyond  family. But then I thought why not? Why not give my little cookbook an airing and see where the chips (hehehe) may fall.

When I finally held the finished product in my hands the sleepless nights, frustrations, multiple swear words and hours of editing seemed to melt from memory. A Book, a REAL Book...... I chanted like a three year old with giddy excitement!



Can you see the silly big grin stretching from ear to ear!   

The Food We Were Raised On can be found on the self-publishing site Blurb. 

Let me know what you think.

26 comments:

E.J. Wesley said...

Good-looking family you've got there, Ann!

EJ

Old Kitty said...

And it's adorable with a wonderful dreamy introduction! and with very simple and easy to do recipes! I like that its numbered steps are a sentence each! I'm a veggie so will probably replace the meat stock with veggie things and go easy on the heavy cream and such (for health reasons)and not get the same taste but that's the beauty of a good recipe book for me - flexibility while keeping the essence! I could feel the love coming off each dish - the memories stay intact.

All the best with this - thanks for sharing! Take care
x

DeniseCovey_L'Aussie said...

Oh Ann, you dark horse. I've wondered about your project. It's lovely to pass down/on recipes and what a professional way to do it! Be interested to see how it goes out in the big world of publishing. I'll check out Blurb.

Happy New Year!

Denise

Anne K. Albert said...

What a lovely gift to you and your children...and theirs!

Susannah said...

Well done Ann! What a wonderful idea! Such a brilliant thing to document all those recipes. I bet it was hard work too! :-) x

Rosalind Adam said...

Your children are adorable. Your book sounds amazing. Congratulations and good luck with it :-)

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations, Ann!

Brigid said...

That's a great achievement, Ann.
Congrats to you and what a lovely gift to your children. I must check it out on Blurb.

Munir said...

Congratulations to you. Terrific news. I did not realize that "blurb" was the name of a publishing company. My twitter account is "Blurbwatch" as blurb is the word they used to describe unnecessary hoopla. I guess in the US the word blurb is alright.
You family is adorable. I will be sure to visit the publishersw website.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! :)

Ann said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I really appreciate it. Where would I be without my blogging friends support!

A very Happy New Year to all!!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Four generations of family recipes! Wow! Looks like a great cookbook.

BTW, I left an award for you on my blog. Stop by and pick it up (and pass it on.)

Mary said...

Well done Ann. What a lovely idea and no doubt will be greatly cherished by your family too! Hurrah!
...and Happy New Year too when it comes.

Jules said...

Well I'm doing a happy dance and the one type of book I actually finish!

So my fellow foodie... Happy New Year!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Al said...

Wow congratulations! Nothing beats that feeling!

BragonDorn said...

Congratulations!! Im so glad someone from this community made a book :)

Danette said...

Congratulations on getting the book finished! Looks like fun!!

Happy New Year and best wishes to you in the coming days. Hope we all find success with our writing projects!

Tracy said...

How cool is that...I will go and look it up! Good for you Ann and shout away as you deserve it!

KarenG said...

I love these types of cookbooks! Congratulations Ann on getting this done. I bet your kids love it!

Agnes said...

Oh Ann, this great!!! Congrats on finishing it.
And a happy happy 2012 to you :-))))

Jan Morrison said...

How wonderfully satisfying in every sense. Congratulations and I look forward to reading it (and cooking from it! Yay - a book a book!

Melissa Sugar said...

Congratulations. Well done. You have a beautiful family. I hope you have a happy new year.

Len Lambert said...

What a beauty, Ann! Congratulations! I'm very pleased for you! :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations! What a great idea. Confetti shower!!

walk2write said...

Wonderful book! I wish you many "chips" and much happiness in the new year. Now I'm off to check out that book...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Ann .. congratulations - well done I'm sure it will be well loved.

I wanted to get my mother's cookbook - but the Care Home owner (who bought the home) chucked it out - selfish B ...

The cook who was there with Mum thought the new owner was wonderful and couldn't see behind the eyes! I am unimpressed as you can imagine!

Cheers - and many good times with the book and your relatives .. Hilary