I think we can take the wraps off now.
Some of you might have noticed that countdown just under banner of chowtimes.com. We had been calling it our Project DIVERSELY DELICIOUS. During the Christmas holidays, Suanne had been sitting for countless hours at the computer working tediously at the project.
Well … we finally got the package this afternoon. We were so excited and had been waiting for this for days.
We opened up the package and loved what we saw!!
Ladies and gentlemen … THIS is Project DIVERSELY DELICIOUS …
It is a cookbook!
It is tentatively called Diversely Delicious. We wanted to do this cookbook as a contribution to the … Richmond Community Kitchen for all recipes that I learned from the many sessions.
The cookbook showcases all the recipes that were published on chowtimes.com last year (2009). It has about 150 recipes. While the recipes are mostly from the Richmond Community Kitchen, Suanne had included some of her own and also other individual (we need to confirm with the individuals first before we can mention them).
Diversely Delicious is still very much a draft copy but it does look pretty good. IF we do sell this to the public, we had already decided that we will not make any profit from it. Instead, any profit from this will benefit the Richmond Community Kitchen.
We thought we call this cookbook Diversely Delicious because it contains a vast variety of recipes from many countries around the world.
There is still a lot of work ahead as we found out the hard way the actual effort required to come up with a cookbook. There is still a lot of vetting, proofing, validating, and contacting every individual and organizations that had in one way or another contributed to the contents. We also need several levels of approvals and agreements before we set this to print.
Meanwhile the countdown continues. The countdown shows the remaining seconds to January 15th. Looking at the amount of work still required, we might not make that date … but still we are excited to finally holding it in our hands.