Announcing the Gilded Fork Cookbook!

19 Feb 2009, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in news & buzz, recipes

After four years of cooking and a few name changes, we’re proud to announce the release of our first cookbook!

We’ve taken recipes both old and new and put them into a year’s worth of easy entertaining menus, so from a casual comfort food spread to a romantic dinner for two, you will have a collection of recipes, entertaining tips and techniques at your fingertips.

The Gilded Fork: Entertaining at Home, A Year of Dinner Parties
Now more than ever, people are looking for economical ways to entertain, and we’re always up for a friendly gathering at home. We’ve been bringing you our popular Mise en Place menus for the past couple of years to help you take your hosting skills to a new level.

If you’re tactile like us, however, you know there’s nothing quite so satisfying as a tangible cookbook — one we can take with us into the kitchen instead of the printed pieces of paper that always end up crumpled and stained (hey, we like to get involved with our work).

In true CMN/social media style, we’re going it on our own to self-publish and promote the book. Here’s where the fun comes in: We are incredibly grateful for your support and encouragement — so we want you to be involved! This is not about us just putting out a book — we want your input, and for you to be a part of this important step in our evolution.

There are a number of ways for you to get involved and/or show your support:

  • Recipe testing: Help us make our recipes the best they can be. We’ll credit you in the book, with links to your site/blog/social media page.
  • Photos: Shoot the finished product after testing the recipe for us. Help the recipes look pretty, too, and we’ll give you photo credit(s) in the book.
  • Spread the word: This is the most important one. Please tell your friends and family about us, Twitter it, Facebook it, make a video, share our blog posts and generally shout our news from the rooftops (or just whisper it quietly to your best friend in the next cubicle).
  • Pre-orders: We will make the book available for pre-orders in April, with a special discount for early birds.

We’ll post updates as we progress, but you can follow along on your own by subscribing to our free RSS feed. If you’d like to participate in testing or photography, please contact us at [email protected]. See you in the kitchen!

UPDATE 2/24: Thank you! We’ve had such an amazingly overwhelming response to our call for recipe testers! We now have more than 50 people helping us with this phase, and we’re so thankful. We never imagined we’d get such a response. So we’re set for now, but rest assured we will be reaching out again soon for the next step in the process.