This past Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a Cook Republic Workshop with Sneh Roy of Cook Republic and Katrina Meynink of The Little Crumb. The workshop was on how to pitch, write, style, photograph and publish a cookbook.
My obsession with cookbooks is probably well known by now, so it might not come as much of a surprise that I would love to someday have one of my own.
Lots of great and really useful advice was given by both Sneh and Katrina, and it was great to hear about both their experiences around publishing their cookbooks. I did find myself becoming memorised at the prospect of beginning such a project, and partly because I was sitting directly in front of Sneh’s enviable bookcase, all filled with cookbooks! I kept noticing books I hadn’t seen before, or ones that are on my ‘to be bought (at some time in the future) list.’ There were also carefully decorated corners of the room, so photogenic I sat there making a mental list in my mind of all the photographs that could be taken in this amazing space.
By the end of the day all the advice, stories and ideas were swirling around in my mind, and it felt like I was walking away better equipped to tackle my own cookbook project sometime in the future.
If you ever get the chance to attend one of the Cook Republic Workshops, do! It was a lovely day filled with extremely useful advice, warming cups of tea and wonderful food. All in all, a day well spent in my opinion!
Thanks again to Sneh and Katrina for a wonderful day!