Online Class

So You Want to Write a Cookbook?

Sat | Oct 03, 2020 | 10A–1P PT

Teacher Dianne Jacob

Cookbooks can be big sellers. Publishers still push out hundreds each year, with widely ranging subject matter and innovative, eye-catching designs. Whether you’re a food lover who likes to write, a food blogger hankering for a book deal, or a writer passionate about cooking, creating a cookbook can be satisfying and fun. It is also a challenging endeavor for which many authors are unprepared.
In this online, interactive workshop, cookbook writing coach and co-author Dianne Jacob will teach you how to establish a sellable idea, how to write and test a recipe that works, and what goes into writing a proposal for agents and editors. She’ll also cover self publishing.


Ten Great Ideas for a Cookbook

Contents of a Complete Book Proposal

Ingredient/Equipment Prep

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Our online experiences are live and interactive

We’ve made them as close to in-person experiences at The Civic Kitchen as we can. Got questions? You’ll get to ask them. Wondering if your dough/sauce/whatever looks right? You’ll be able to show the teacher and find out.

This experience is held via Zoom, with a maximum of 12 students. You only need to purchase one spot per household. When applicable, ingredient, equipment and prep lists are available by clicking on the ‘VIEW THE LIST’ button on this page. After registering, you will receive instructions for logging into Zoom at the appointed date/time. Printable recipes and handouts are available 48 hours prior to the start of the experience, so you may read ahead, cook along as much as you like, and take notes. Cooking classes are recorded and you’ll be able to view the video at any time by logging into your account on our website.

Please make sure to download the Zoom application ahead of time. Click here to download the Zoom software. To learn more about how to use Zoom, here’s their Quick Start guide for new users.

Other Dates for this Class

Sat | Feb 20 | 10:00A–1:00P

About the teacher

Dianne Jacob

DIANNE JACOB is the author of the multiple award-winning book, Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes and More. She also co-wrote two cookbooks with chef Craig Priebe: Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas, and The United States of Pizza. A writing coach who specializes in food, she teaches around the world at conferences and workshops. She also judges books for the prestigious James Beard Foundation awards.
More about Dianne

Other Classes taught by Dianne

Jumpstart Your Cookbook Proposal
3 Day Workshop
Tue | Jan 26, 2021 | 4P

So You Want to Write a Cookbook?
Sat | Feb 20, 2021 | 10A