Kassie Borreson
Online Class

So You Want to Write a Cookbook?

Sun | Jun 26, 2022 | 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.


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

Morning Glory Cornbread Poppers

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 .

View the list

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 12 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

Other Classes taught by Dianne

Jumpstart Your Cookbook Proposal
3 Day Workshop
Tue | Oct 10, 2023 | 4P