In my work at CBC radio I've been lucky enough to do a lot of writing and interviewing people about food. It is probably one of the best parts of my job. Right now I am working on a new venture at the CBC - a cookbook.
CBC is on the search for recipes for an Edmonton cookbook. It's a fundraiser for the Edmonton Food Bank. We are looking for your family's favourite recipes, and the stories that go with them.
Almost every good recipe has a good story, right? Maybe it's something your Mom or Dad used to make, a dish your kids love, or something that always shows up at family parties. Maybe it's something you tasted while traveling in a foreign country and then recreated at home. It doesn't need to be fancy or complicated (in fact, simple is probably better). It could be a main course, an appetizer, a dessert or a baked good. Just make sure it's something original and never-published. Of course, almost all recipes start out published somewhere, but usually you put your own spin on it. What we want is something that's not copied word-for-word from a cookbook or magazine.
Submitting your recipes is easy. Just go to this link on the main page of CBC Edmonton. From there, simply fill out the recipe form with your story. You could have your family recipe published in the final cookbook!
This is a really fun project to work on, and we're hoping communities across Edmonton get involved. So spread the word and tell your friends ... sharing recipes is one of the best parts of cooking!
Update: Any recipes that have been published on a blog are allowed to be submitted.