I did it...I wrote a cookbook. I spent a good bit of last spring and much of my summer creating an outline filled with lists of recipes and family stories that I hoped would turn into a real book, a printed collection of recipes. I can say it now...it is a real book! I received the unbound proof this week and I was finally able to hold it in my hands!
Most of the recipes within are unique to this book and not found on my website because I wanted to focus on childhood favorites and family recipes for this, my first book. Yes, there will be more to come, but first things first. The title of my book is Cooking on the Farm. It is filled with over 80 recipes and well over 100 photographs. I included a photograph with every single recipe and over 50 of them are full color.
I have included 8 chapters filled with everything from breakfast to soups, stews, and nearly a dozen dessert recipes. The majority of the poultry recipes in the book are designed around pheasant as the main protein and the meat chapter calls for venison since the majority of the book shipment will be delivered to my parents' hunting preserve. However, every recipe easily adapts to more conventional proteins like chicken, beef, and pork. So don't dismiss it if you are not a hunter, every recipe is approachable and delicious whether or not you have access to wild game.
I've also included over 10 stories from my childhood. Many of them are hunting or fishing related since that has always been an integral part of my life. (I grew up on a hunting preserve so I learned to embrace it as much as I could.) I've also written about the wonderful people in my life and some of the most memorable moments I experienced growing up.
The cookbook is now available for preorder and will be released for shipment on November 1st. Signed copies will be available for a short time. I've added a paypal account on the sidebar so you can order one at your own convenience. I would be completely thrilled and probably speechless if you ordered one.
The last thing I wanted to say was thank you. Thank you for visiting my humble little blog and coming back time and again to check out my recipes. I have enjoyed sharing every single recipe with you for the past 7 (nearly 8!) years and I look forward to bringing you even more tasty recipes in the coming years. I have the comments off for the time being, but please send me an e-mail anytime. I would love to hear from you.