The Brattleboro Food Co-op Cookbook Project is a small group of individuals collaborating to create a new and updated Co-op Coopbook. We are using the previous (out-of-print) cookbook as our base since it contains many amazingly delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes.
Last May we started with the 320+ recipes from the original book. After our pre-selection committee had finished their work, we distilled it to 280 recipes to test and screen for inclusion. To date we’ve tested more than 100 of those recipes, and 78 have made it onto our “Keep This Recipe” list. Along the way we’ve collected input and information from our recipe testers and tasters (you), and we now have copious amounts of information to incorporate in the next edition. We will be continuing to test recipes through the efforts of our Demo Department and their Recipe Tester Cooking Team.
As we approach the next phase of updating the BFC Cookbook, we will need your help and input to reach our publication deadline. Two meeting times are scheduled in January: Sunday the 15th from 11-1pm, and Wednesday the 18th from 6-8pm. Once we’ve created our core groups, most of the work can be done independently, at home, in exchange for member worker hours. We expect to facilitate most of the next elements digitally, although periodic (every other month) meetings may be needed to monitor and re-direct efforts. Here’s a look at what we need to address:
- Standardizing and formatting the layout of the book and the recipes
- 3 products: website, ebook, printed edition
- Rewriting and editing the recipes that are being kept
- Updating the informational text
- Adding nutritional data
- Adding new recipes
Active participation is what we need! So, wherever your talents may lie, you are welcome to contribute. Please contact Julie Robinson, Demo Coordinator, ext. 122, if you are interested in working on this project and/or are planning on attending one or both meetings in January.