Now that summer has ended, I need a new project that does not involve fall foliage or anything-pumpkin. Enter The Cookbook Project – a little something that was whipped up by my sister last year. And as a younger sister does, I am copying what she did and am sharing it all with you!
The goal of the Cookbook Project is to cook at least two NEW recipes from every cookbook I own.
Sounds easy enough, but I should start by confessing I have a lot of cookbooks (40!). I love cookbooks. I love cookbook photography and design, and because of this, I have an extensive collection, and I am embarrassed to admit that I have never used several!
The first step was creating a Google Sheets file listing all of my cookbooks and included the following columns:
- Photo of cookbook
- Cookbook Name
- Recipe 1 / Page No. / My rating / Comments / Photo of my finished dish
- Recipe 2 / Page No. / My rating / Comments / Photo of my finished dish
I will keep track of all the recipes as I go along, aiming to try at least two new recipes every month (minimal pressure, friends!)
My second goal of The Cookbook Project is to photograph the finished recipes because I have a camera that I want to use more often. It’s a perfect reason to practice photography and hopefully open our door to more gatherings and better food.
I have shared this project with a few friends and family already and I am super excited about the adventure. So please join in – dust off your cookbooks get going! #cookbookproject