This week the Idaho Statesman newspaper carried a story featuring us and a few other companies that are offering additional perks for holiday shoppers: every purchase from our companies will benefit a local charity. Continue reading
We received an inquiry this week from Mara Ruffino, who asks about copyrights and creating cookbooks. My answer is worth sharing with all of you since last month there was quite an online controversy between a blog and a food website that alleged one of its copyrighted recipes was being compromised. Here is Mara’s question:
I am thinking about writing a cookbook and eventually publish it (not just in the family). I have been collecting recipes for a long time; some of them are my own and some of them “have no author,” meaning that I don’t know where I got them from. Therefore, I’m left wondering: how do copyrights work with cookbook recipes?
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Thought I’d throw in a little review of our site (and cookbook software) from the Artful Crafter. Click here for the full story.
The Cookbook People software includes database features. Don’t be scared away by the term “database”. The user interface is extremely user-friendly. You just type in the recipe and any info about its origin which you desire. Continue reading
Thought I’d post this one too:
Click here to read the story.
Here’s a quote:
A Boise woman is marketing a computer program that helps people record their favorite recipes.
Erin Miller says she got the idea after realizing she didn’t know how to make the English Christmas cake that her mother and grandmother had baked when she was just a girl.
Miller says if she didn’t figure out a way of documenting these recipes, she could lose track of her roots.
After that, she helped create “Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook Software.”
She says there are not only places in the program for people to write recipes, but also to record information about their family histories.
Here’s a great feature that KTVB Boise ran on Erin Miller, one of the owners of The Cookbook People. She’s making her famous Christmas Cake.
Click here to see the interview about The Cookbook People.
Click here for the accompanying story.
Click here to see her recipe for English Christmas Cake.
Here’s a quote from the story:
Boise woman’s family recipes a big seller online
December 24th, 2007
In kitchens the world over traditional holiday foods are being prepared tonight. But for one local lady preserving those culinary customs is turning into recipe for success! Erin Miller’s kitchen creation is now selling like hot cakes. Alyson Often spoke with author.
Here’s a nice mention of us in the Salt Lake Tribune:
Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook Software was created by The Cook Book People, a company based in Boise, Idaho. With the program, users can compile and print copies of family recipes on a home computer using more than two dozen templates.
Here’s a nice little piece about The Cookbook People in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Unfortunately, they got our website name wrong (there’s no “the” in CookbookPeople.com). None the less, here’s a little piece of the cookbook software story:
Make your own cookbook
Know someone who wants to preserve precious family recipes or should be writing a cookbook of their own?
Perhaps you’ve considered a cookbook of your own.
Or your group is looking at fund-raising ideas.
If so, give a friendly nudge or put your computer to work with easy, flexible software that makes home publishing accessible to all.
Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook Software ($29.95 at www.thecookbookpeople.com or www.amazon.com) is a great gift for the family chef or food historian. Prepare keepsake family editions for reunions or weddings. Create volumes for charity or church fund-raisers.
Layout is automatic – just type in recipes, choose from 27 design options, and press “print” for one or more copies at little more than the cost of paper and toner.
A Cookbook Christmas Kit (software plus easy binding kit) is $37.90.
- Marilynn Marte
Here’s a great little story featuring us in the Lexington Herald:
As families gather for holiday parties and dinners, there usually is an exchange of recipes. Sometimes one person will decide to copy and compile them into a booklet. It’s a time-consuming chore, unless you seek help from CookbookPeople.com.
Company owners Ted and Erin Miller sell software that lets users print a cookbook from home, drastically cutting the cost of printing copies. Users simply type the information in the space provided.
“We started this software business two years ago because we honestly believe in our slogan, ‘Food makes family.’ As families become more spread apart, there’s an increasing need for ways for us to share our traditions. What can bind better than the smells and tastes of our family recipes?” Ted Miller said.
“You can look on the Internet and find 10 million recipes for meatloaf. But none of them will taste quite like your own mom’s meatloaf. If your mom passes on without sharing that recipe, you are losing not just a cherished family member, but a cooking tradition that honors her,” he said.
The company’s software lets you easily create a professional-looking cookbook, and you can see the cookbook in its entirety, with covers, address book, birthday calendar and biography sections built-in, Miller said.
“Make your family cookbook a living, breathing document that gets added to regularly, not just by you but by everyone,” Miller said.
In your family cookbook you can include: photos of events and family members, a short family tree or bibliography, address book, and birthday calendar.
Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook software ($29.95) at www.cookbookpeople.com does all the organizing for you.