Articles In The Press
Mother Knows Best
".... Not only did she give you life itself (and that awesome rack), __________________________________________________________
Mom taught you absolutely everything you know. So this year,
give her an M-day gift that proves you've finally,
after all that back-talk and sass, absorbed her lessons.
Immortalize her genius recipes in a classy custom cookbook."
from the January 12, 2005 edition
Extract from the Article
A recipe for preserving family history
By Elizabeth Lund | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
".... One site - HeritageCookbook.com - will even do most of the work.
Simply choose from several covers and graphic styles, scan in family photos,
and type in recipes, following the template.
Customers pay to use the site - the fee covers multiple family members -
and must order a minimum of four copies of the finished product,
which is 6 by 9 inches, has a spiral binding, and arrives by mail.
Susan Love, who owns the site, says business is brisk because
family cookbooks combine two popular hobbies: cooking and genealogy.
"When you sit down and think about writing your memoirs,
unless you're a genealogist, where do you start?
But one or two recipes kind of pulls it out of you. It's a tool," she says.
Ms. Love's first orders came from Southerners, who tend to prize home cooking
and preserving the past. Most of her clients are women,
who dedicate their books to the memory of a mother or grandmother.
Love's best pieces of advice: Choose one editor in chief and make sure that pictures
are scanned in properly at the right resolution."
Mother's Day is fast approaching, and you don't want to send the
same tired greeting card, or flowers that will die too soon.
This year do something different. You know your mother
has always prepared the best meals. Why not commemorate her legacy
in the kitchen with her very own personalized cookbook.
Heritage CookBook will print that special lady's recipes with pictures
and even stories that give the dish that something.
Among the many reasons to want to publish a personal cookbook,
one of the most common is to collect, preserve and share family recipes.
Personal cookbooks' purposes may also include fund-raising, or special-occasion gifts.
Those considering such an enterprise may wish to check out
HeritageCookbook.com, a Web site that offers specialized help
in printing such personal books.
HeritageCookbook publishers say that with its services books
can be printed in 10 to 15 business days on good-quality paper,
and as few as four books may be ordered.
Books the company publishes include photos in black-and-white and color.
Find information on the Web at http://www.heritagecookbook.com/"
Compiled by Susan Selasky, Free Press Test Kitchen director and
Food writer Sylvia Rector from staff and wire reports.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Monica: Heather's Holiday Bazaar from the Satellite Sisters blog
"Heather in Tennesse sent us a great idea for a holiday gift.
She and her five sisters gathered all of the family recipes,
photos and family stories and are having them professionally published
by Heritage Cookbook. You can link to their website here.
It may be too late to get this gift together for this holiday
as it takes 2-3 weeks for printing-but it would make a great family project
for this spring.