One of the daunting pieces of putting together a cookbook proposal is the recipe testing process. In addition to all the writing I have to do, and all the photographing that the boyf needs to do, PLUS all the inventive cooking we need to do, we need to test our old recipes – or get others to test them – to ensure that our measurements are 100% accurate. Also, to ensure that there’s nothing terribly wrong with any of the recipes, like a soggy pizza that sticks to the stone, or sad frozen tilapia. And of course, the entrees will contain two pieces – the veg and its omni counterpart.
This morning, with a cup of coffee and Zoe at my feet, I started compiling “the list”. Namely, the recipes that are going to make it into the proposal. I’m not going to list them all here, I don’t want to bore you, but I will give you a few highlights…
- Sundried tomato pesto coated – chicken / tempeh
- Orecchiette with white wine sauce – sausage / veggie
- Veg / Meat Chili
- Meatloaf / Veggie Loaf
- Mediterranean “halvsie” frittata
- Spicy Red Pepper Risotto (w/ & w/o sausage)
…Etc. We need to get these recipes down to absolute perfection – not a teaspoon of salt can be out of place.
So, on that note, this blog is accepting reader testers!! If you’d like to test a recipe for us, please send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment in this post. Make sure you include the following information:
- Your Name
- Favorite type of food/cuisine
- Any professional culinary experience you have
- Email/contact info
I’ll get back to you asap with a recipe and other info. Help a sista out, and have a delicious meal in the process…it’s a win win!
I have no food picture for this post, so I’ll leave you with a picture of my cat.