Online Class

So You Want to Write a Cookbook?

Sat | May 22, 2021 | 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, what goes into writing a proposal for agents and editors, and how to write and test a recipe that works. She’ll also cover some basics of self publishing.

$125 per household

Duration: 3 hours


Additional Class Items

WILL WRITE FOR FOOD: Pursue Your Passion and Bring Home the Dough Writing Recipes, Cookbooks, Blogs, and More

Available until May 22 | 10:00am
A signed copy of the soon-to-be-released (May 25, 2021) and updated 4th edition of Dianne Jacob's award-winning book, sent directly to you*.
*Domestic shipping within the continental United States is included. There will be an additional charge for shipping outside the continental U.S.

$20.00 ea

Handouts

Ten Great Ideas for a Cookbook

Contents of a Complete Book Proposal

Cookbook Structures

How to Think about Your Book Title

Recipe Testing Form (PDF)

Resources for Self Publishing


Ingredient/Equipment Prep

Click the button below to see the ingredients, equipment and prep lists for this experience. If you have questions, please email us .

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Our online experiences are live and interactive

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.

You only need to purchase one spot per household. This experience is held via Zoom, with a maximum of 20 students – you will receive instructions for logging in after registering. For ingredient, equipment and prep lists (when applicable), click on the ‘VIEW THE LIST’ button on this page. Printable recipes and handouts are available 48 hours prior to the start of the experience. Cooking classes are recorded, and you may view the videos by logging into your account on our website.

Please download the Zoom application in advance. Click here to download the Zoom software. To learn more about how to use Zoom, here’s their Quick Start guide for new users.

About the teacher

Dianne Jacob

DIANNE JACOB is the author of the multiple award-winning book, Will Write for Food: Pursue Your Passion and Bring Home the Dough Writing Recipes, Cookbooks, Blogs, and More, now in its Fourth Edition. 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 online and around the world at conferences and workshops. She also judges books for the prestigious James Beard Foundation awards.
More about Dianne

Refund Policy for Online Experiences

If you cannot attend an online experience you’ve purchased, please email us at info@civickitchensf.com and we’ll be happy to issue you a credit for any future experience. If your cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the start time, we are not able to issue a credit. You may, however, give your spot to someone else. Please email us to let us know who will attend in your place.