“The Edible Word” Blogging Event, a Fun “Bonus” for Cook The Books Participants

1 08 2009

Hi Everyone,

We are still on track for our current CTB selection, “The Last Chinese Chef” (remember the posting deadline is Friday, August 28th). If you didn’t see the previous post with an update about our guest judge and the wonderful recipe resource she provided, check it out here. Some of you speedy readers may have finished the book already and might be looking for the chance to get involved in other foodie book events so we wanted to let you know about a fun opportunity that you may be interested in participating in.

Cook The Books and our participants are not alone in our love for combining reading, cooking and eating! Bloggers Cath from A Blithe Palate and Stephanie from Dispensing Happiness have created an event called The Edible Word and have invited Cook The Books to help host it and also give some of our participants an opportunity to join in the fun. They are holding aside 7 books specifically for Cook The Books participants–how wonderful is that?!


Here is the event announcement from Cath:

The Edible Word is reading  Confections of a Closet Master Baker” by Gesine Bullock-Prado, a former Hollywood executive who flees Hollywood to become a baker in Vermont. The book traces her baking journey as it sustains her through various life trials; the Hollywood machine; her mother’s illness; the wonky life in a sweet, odd small town. 

Confections of a Closet Master Baker - Hi Rez Cover[2]

Event rules?  Simple: 


  • Pick a dish that she mentions in the book or an ingredient that she talks about.
  • Find a recipe or create a recipe for that dish, pastry or ingredient, and make it! (or if you like, make one of the yummy recipes she’s included in the book)
  • Post an entry with a picture to your blog and share with us what compelled you to pick that particular dish, and any history about the recipe you created or are using to make that dish.

Look for the event on September 5 and the round up on September 7!

We have set aside 7 books to share with interested Cook The Books participants. If you would like to join this food blogging event, please send me an email at ablithepalate@gmail.com with your snail mail address by noon EST on Wednesday, August 5 and I’ll have Hoss randomly select 7 lucky readers to join us. If you don’t have a food blog but would like to participate, I’ll be happy to post your blog entry. (Please note that you are a Cook the Books participant in your email). 


So if you are interested in participating and can fit another book into your reading, cooking and posting schedule, contact Cath at the email above by the deadline and don’t forget to let her know you are a CTB participant!.

Happy cooking and reading!



7 responses

1 08 2009

Super Cool!!

1 08 2009


2 08 2009

I’m off to send my email!

18 08 2009

I’ve just discovered your blog — fantastic! Such a great idea 🙂

21 08 2009

I just started reading this book-I love it.

21 08 2009

I’m about midway through Bullock-Prado’s book and “eating it up” (sorry, I couldn’t resist). To give me more time to read and time to get up my post for Cook the Books, I skipped Tyler Florence Fridays (sorry, T.). I adored Mones’ book.

3 09 2009

Just blogged about Gesine’s book and enjoyed it very much. She has a very lively writing style. Thanks for letting us CTBers know about this opportunity Deb.

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