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In this weekly podcast, host Maggie Green celebrates cookbook readers, writers, collectors, and clubs, with interviews and conversations about cookbook writing and the role of cookbooks in our lives. Maggie's mission is to build and celebrate a community of people who would rather write, read, and buy a cookbook over any other genre of book.

Cookbook Love Podcast Maggie Green

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In this weekly podcast, host Maggie Green celebrates cookbook readers, writers, collectors, and clubs, with interviews and conversations about cookbook writing and the role of cookbooks in our lives. Maggie's mission is to build and celebrate a community of people who would rather write, read, and buy a cookbook over any other genre of book.

    The Wrong Way to Start a Cookbook Writing Project

    The Wrong Way to Start a Cookbook Writing Project

    When I talk to aspiring cookbook authors, one of the things they ask most often is “How do I get started on my cookbook project”. In today's episode I’m going to talk about the wrong way to start a cookbook writing project. The steps I recommend might surprise you, but they are truly the secret to uncovering the cookbook that lives inside of you. 
     
    Things We Mention In This Episode:
    Learn more about How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook during this free masterclass 

    • 13 min
    Side Hustles and Passive Income with Katie Dodd, RDN

    Side Hustles and Passive Income with Katie Dodd, RDN

    Today on the podcast I’m excited to have an interview with Katie Dodd. Katie is a geriatric dietitian, writer, speaker, consultant, mentor, and leader. She works full time and has a variety of non-traditional side hustles. Katie is a blogger with The Geriatric Dietitian and High Calorie Recipes blogs and the host of the Dietitian Side Hustle podcast. In our interview Katie and I discuss:
    What is a side hustle  Types of side hustles Benefits of multiple streams of income Passive income and what it means Types of passive income Creation of e-cookbooks Things We Mention In This Episode:
    Katie’s website Dietitiansidehustle.com
    Follow Katie on Instagram @dietitiansidehustle
    Join the Dietitian Side Hustle Facebook Group
    Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook
    Learn more about How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook during this free masterclass 

    • 56 min
    How to Pitch Food Stories with Salon.com Deputy Food Editor Ashlie Stevens

    How to Pitch Food Stories with Salon.com Deputy Food Editor Ashlie Stevens

    On this episode of the podcast I’m excited to host an interview with Ashlie Stevens. Ashlie the deputy food editor at Salon.com and food writer whose work has appeared in and on NPR, Eater, Vice and National Geographic. In addition to her writing and editing,  Ashlie teaches classes about food writing and pitching. 
    On this episode Ashlie shares a process as well as tips for food writers who want to get their food writing published in print or digital publications. On the podcast we talk about:
    What is pitching? What editors wish writers know about pitching and editors they pitch to? When is a good time to pitch? What to expect when pitching to publication? Interesting trends in pitching topics. Enjoy this interview with Ashlie Stevens!

    Things We Mention In This Episode:
    Salon Deputy Food Editor Ashlie Stevens
    Learn more about How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook during this free masterclass 

    • 48 min
    The Life-Changing Power of Cookbooks

    The Life-Changing Power of Cookbooks

    Do cookbooks have the potential to change lives? I think to answer this question we first have to define what it means to change a life. According to the Googles, change (verb) means to make someone or something different also known as convert, transform, rebuild, make over or reconstruct. So do cookbooks have the power and potential to make someone different? For this podcast, I’m going to talk about change for readers, writers, collectors, clubs, and of course cooks. 
    Cookbook readers: Yes, cookbooks have the power to change their life. I like to also call this group armchair cooks and you know who you are - you love to read cookbooks. They have to power to evoke memories, generate stories, introduce new ingredients and cooking techniques, show human interactions around the table, generate ideas, motivate cooks, 
    Cookbook writers: Because cookbook writers are actually in the process of creating their own cookbooks, the life-changing powers of their cookbooks goes into the habits and daily lives of the writer. From mastering making decisions, practicing cooking, learning new skills like recipe writing, focusing on one project, and learning the skill of getting published and making their writing public, cookbooks writers who get published are forever changed by the journey of writing and publishing.
    Cookbook collectors: The focus on one genre gives collectors avenues on which to focus, doors into generational differences in cooking, a way to exchange value through purchasing and sales, the fun of pursuit of cookbooks.
    Cookbook clubs: When a group gathers around cookbooks for the sake of sharing a meal made from the cookbook, they become people who connect and share food, they learn new recipes from the cookbook and get to experience new flavors, they learn new techniques of the foods they prepare and potentially introduce life-long favorites into their repertoire of foods for themselves and their families. 
    Cooks and bakers: This sort of goes without saying, but someone who cooks from a book, gains the benefit of learning new recipes, exploring new ingredients or cuisines, feeding themselves or their family, better health, more fun, possible healing. 

    • 13 min
    10 Things Learned From 3 Years of Being a Podcaster

    10 Things Learned From 3 Years of Being a Podcaster

    Listen up everyone. Even if you don’t have a podcast, this episode has gems for anyone who wants to start something and keep it going for 3 years or more. That’s right. What does it take to sustain a project like a podcast for 3 years, every Thursday for 156 episodes. Well that’s what this episode is all about: deciding, committing, planning, batching, listening, being willing, focusing, technology, team, and YOU my precious and valuable listeners. I’m not sure I’ve made a difference to everyone (that’s impossible), but I DO know I’ve made a difference to someone. Love you all and thanks for joining me on this journey.
    Things We Mention In This EpisodLearn more about How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook during this free masterclass 

    • 26 min
    My Beliefs About Cookbooks and Publishing

    My Beliefs About Cookbooks and Publishing

    When we take action in our businesses, toward our goals, or in pursuit of writing a cookbook, there is something that drives the actions we take. Some times we like to think that we’re driven to act or not act based on outside circumstances such as the economy, time, kids, a pandemic, weather, money, or other people stopping us, but the truth is that it's NEVER the outside circumstances. It's what we think and the story we tell about our time, the weather, other people. It's what we believe to be true. 
    If you don't believe me ask a farmer, someone who lives at the bottom of a hill prone to mudslides, a bride or groom on their wedding day, an event planner for an outdoor concert, the water company, and a Las Vegas resident what they all think to be true about the circumstance "It's raining".  I guarantee you'll get a multitude of different answers about the "it's raining" circumstance.
    Ok, back to the podcast. Then, the thoughts, beliefs, or stories that WE make up and believe about the circumstance of time, kids, weather, publishing, writing, our jobs, our life make us feel either motivated or demotivated to continue. As a result of this feeling we either act, stop, don't act, or in some cases quit the thing we set out to do. 
    So, what does this have to do with this podcast?  I’ve been thinking a lot about why I’m driven and motivated to continue my work as a cookbook-writing coach. In short, why I do the work I do.
    If what I said above is true, the way I think about my work is because of my beliefs and the way I think about cookbooks and the story I tell about publishing. 
    Here’s the most interesting part: we really do get to believe whatever we want to believe about cookbooks and publishing. 
    That’s what this episode is all about.  Tune in as I reveal my seven foundational beliefs about cookbooks and publishing that drive the work I do and if they help you feel motivated or determined to take action toward your goal of writing a cookbook and getting it published, these beliefs are here for you to use too! 

    Things We Mention In This Episode:
    Learn more about How to Get Paid to Write a Cookbook during this free masterclass 

    • 26 min

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I have listened to 4 and am thrilled I am coming late to the game because I can listen everyday until I get caught up
Maggie’s format, experience and conversation speak to me on so many levels
I am a cookbook collector and belong to a Physical Cookbook Club with 7 other women
I am looking to start a website, blog, newsletter. One day I hope a podcast and cookbook will be in my future
This podcast is not only motivating but gives me hope that cookbooks are not going anywhere
On a lighter side when Maggie spoke about journals, pens and writing I was sold.
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