Why a Cookbook?

Creating an Heirloom: Writing Your Family’s Cookbook contains an extensive bibliography of books and articles. Among them, there were some really outstanding titles I highly recommend. (If you’re interested in purchasing the books, click on the covers to be taken to the website.)

Susan Banker: Scrapbooking with Recipes contains lots of full-color examples for using recipes as the theme of a scrapbook page. Very clever ideas abound in this book.
Joanna Campbell Slan: Scrapbook Storytelling, while not specifically aimed at recipes, does contain lots of tips and tricks that will make a scrapbook more than photos and cute borders.
Katherine Scott Sturdevant: Bringing Your Family History to Life with Social History is a marvelous book, and absolutely essential for a family historian.
–––: Organizing and Preserving Your Heirloom Documents is just as terrific as the author’s first book (above), and just as critical to the family historian’s libray.
Maureen A. Taylor: Preserving Your Family Photographs. If you have a collection of family photos, new or old, this book will help you maintain them.

The titles above are the ones that I most highly recommend. My complete bibliography follows. Please note that a number of the titles are out of print and difficult to find.

Adams, Marcia. Recipes Remembered. Gramercy Books: New York, NY. 1995.

Allen, Mary Emma. “Writing Your Family Food Heritage.” Old Fashioned Living. 1999. (4 Nov 2003).

Banker, Susan M. Scrapbooking with Recipes. Meredith Publishing Group: Des Moines, IA. 2003.

Beach, Mark and Eric Kenly. Getting it Printed, third edition. North Light Books: Cincinnati, OH. 1999.

Devall, Sandra Lentz. Desktop Publishing Style Guide. Delmar Publishers: Albany, NY. 1998.

Golden, Alisa. Creating Handmade Books. Sterling Publishing Company: New York. 1998.

Goulart, Frances Sheridan. How to Write a Cookbook – And Sell It. Ashley Books: Port Washington, NY. 1980. out-of-print

Hays, Rolfs & Associates. How to Write and Publish a Classic Cookbook. New American Library: New York. 1986. out-of-print

Hickman, Alyssa. “A Recipe for Family History.” Family Education Network.,1120,22-12207,00.html (4 Nov 2003).

Kenzle, Linda Fry. Pages: Innovative Bookmaking Techniques. Krause Publications: Iola, WI. 1997. out-of-print

Kleback, Linda. “Recipes Can Be Full of Family Memories.” D’ Originally published in the Sunday, January 25, 1998 edition of The News Herald, Panama City, FL. (4 Nov 2003).

LaPlantz, Shereen. Cover to Cover: Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums. Lark Books: Asheville, NC. 1995.

Mohler, Mary. “Timeless Traditions.” Parents Magazine. December 2003. Harlan, IA.

Parker, Roger C. Looking Good In Print, third edition. Ventana Press: Research Triangle Park, NC. 1993. out-of-print

–––. Looking Good in Print, fifth edition. Paraglyph Press: Scottsdale, AZ. 2003.

Pitzer, Sara. How to Write a Cookbook and Get It Published. Writer’s Digest Books: Cincinnati, OH. 1984. out-of-print

Poynter, Dan. Publishing Short-Run Books, fourth edition. Para Publishing: Santa Barbara, CA. 1987. out-of-print

Rehmel, Judy. So, You Want to Write a Cookbook!. Marathon International Publishing Company: Louisville, KY. 1984. out-of-print

Richards, Constance E. Making Books and Journals: 20 Great Weekend Projects. Lark Books: Asheville, NC. 1999.

Richardson, Lou and Genevieve Callahan. How to Write for Homemakers. Iowa State College Press: Ames, IA. 1949. out-of-print

Schmidt, R. Marilyn. How to Write and Publish a Family Cookbook. Pine Barrens Press: Barnegat Light, NJ. 1995.

Slan. Joanna Campbell. Scrapbook Storytelling. EFG, Inc.: Cincinnati, OH. 1999.

Steligo, Kathy. Meals and Memories: How to Create Keepsake Cookbooks. Carlo Press: San Carlos, CA. 1999.

Stewart, Martha. “A Gift for Mom to Cherish.” The Holland Sentinel Online. 1 May 2000. (4 Nov 2003).

Sturdevant, Katherine Scott. Bringing Your Family History to Life Through Social History. Betterway Books: Cincinnati, OH. 2000.

–––. Organizing & Preserving Your Heirloom Documents. Betterway Books: Cincinnati, OH. 2002.

Taylor, Maureen A. Preserving Your Family Photographs. Betterway Books: Cincinnati, OH. 2001.

Townsend, Doris McFerran. The Way to Write and Publish a Cookbook. St. Martin’s Press: New York. 1985. out-of-print

Wolfe, Kevin J. You Can Write a Cookbook. Writer’s Digest Books: Cincinnati, OH. 2000. out-of-print

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