I'm not sure how many of you know this, but I have a second blog and a second creative outlet in writing. The focus for most of my freelance writing is food writing. As a result of this passion I've developed a lovely and generous network of food writers.
One of my mentors and friends, Julie Van Rosendaal sent out an email 3 weeks back. She was motivated to take action in response to the earthquake in Haiti. So she asked some fellow writers and bloggers to contribute to a cookbook project. In just three weeks she led the charge on the newest version of the community cookbook. Blog Aid: Haiti is a collection of recipes from over 25 writers around the interwebs. The recipes range from my own Chai-Spiced Granola with Pistachios (only available in the book) to the ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie, from Blueberry Galette to Bulgogi, and from Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream to Concord Grape Sorbet.
All Recipes, photographs, design, and editing were freely given. The artwork gracing the cover is by the lovely artist Beth Snyder. All proceeds will go directly to The Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders to help with relief efforts in Haiti. And the publishing houses, West Canadian and Blurb are matching the proceeds realized. So that triples your donation when you purchase a book. Buy before February 12 in Canada and all donations will also be matched by the federal government. So in addition to a very leveraged donation you will also get a rather stunning cookbook.
Did I mention that each recipe has a photograph? And that contributions are coming from folks like The Gluten Free Girl and Chef, Seven Spoons, Tartelette, Under the High Chair, and Christie's Corner? Seriously, stunning is an understatement.
The book is available for US $25 in softcover and US$50 in hardcover. You can buy it here, or click on the button there in the sidebar. It is available on a print on demand system, so you should get it about 8 days after ordering.
For more information on the book, the project, and all the contributors, visit the official Blog Aid website.