If you enjoy cooking or collecting recipes you may want to consider turning those recipe ideas into a cookbook. No matter what type of recipes you have, chances are there is an audience out there “hungering” for just those kinds of recipes.
Cookbooks can be organized in many different ways and can contain a variety of recipes, tips, photographs and other items. Think of a cookbook you recently bought. What made it great? Why did you buy that one rather than another that you looked through?
Chances are you bought it for one or more of these reasons:
It contained a certain recipe you were interested in preparing.
It contained more than just recipes – perhaps it included cooking tips, menus, photographs of prepared dishes, etc.
The recipes were clear and easy to understand: ingredients were found at the beginning of the recipe; preparation steps were clear and detailed; cooking terms were clearly explained.
When you decide to write a cookbook, keep these ideas in mind. You’ll need some great recipes, but don’t forget to include the “extras” that can make your cookbook the one that people decide to buy and not put back on the shelf.