Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wild Foods for Every Table nears completion!!!

The wild foods book of recipes is coming along very well and should be completed soon. I'm working on making sure that the proper credit goes with each submission, and there are a few articles and recipes that must be typed in from the early days of the magazine --- back when it was assembled with lots and lots of tape.
This has been a blast from the moment of inception. There was tons of stuff in the past issues, many submissions from the magazine Yahoo list, and the people that I contacted directly have been gracious and generous.
As the deadline drew near, I started to worry about a cover. This is way bigger than the other books we've put together, and being a cookbook, it needs to lay flat - so that means coil binding. So.... it seemed like maybe a nice color cover would be in order.
So then what?
Gradually it started to come to me. I discussed it with my sister Maryanne, who is pretty handy with a camera. We tossed it back and forth while we planted rows of beans, peas, broccoli, patty pan squash, and melons next to the long row of peppers and tomatoes. She had some ideas to add, and by the time the garden was finished, we were ready.
This is what we came up with. It really does suit the contents perfectly.
The book will be going to the printer in early June, and will be finished within a couple of weeks with an expected ship date of June 19. It will retail for $8.95, and be available wholesale. You can pre-order now!

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