Facebook and its IPO have been the center of social media attention over the past few weeks, but if you are a food lover BakeSpace.com is the spot to chat and exchange recipes and information with people who hang out in the kitchen. Babette Pepaj, the founder of BakeSpace joins us in the first half hour of the show. Babette's latest venture is Cookbook Cafe, an app for the iPad featuring "the first DIY cookbook builder, marketplace & reader." The app is built as a storefront where home cooks, non-profit organizations, food companies, and others can publish and market their cookbooks. Anyone who’s ever tried to get a cookbook published knows how difficult the process is. Big name chefs get most of the attention from publishers, so Cookbook Café's mission is to democratize the food publishing industry. Many of the cookbooks available through the app are free, though some authors charge a minimal amount for the download.
Farmer's friend, Sherri Brooks Vinton, will pay a return visit to Great Taste. She has some food writing tips to pass along in our second half hour, along with her special passion for local foods, canning, fermenting, freezing, and drying. She's finishing up two new books, Put ‘em Up! Fruit, and The Put ‘em Up! Answer Book, both arriving on store shelves next year.
We'll be talking, cooking, and eating "live" in the KRUU studio this Wednesday. Join us for the most delicious 60 minutes on the radio.