The Best Part About Writing a Cookbook
We’re thrilled to have our first post from Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, on the occasion of the one-year publication anniversary of The Pioneer Woman Cooks. What a fun year it’s been!
A year ago, my first cookbook—well, my first book, for that matter—was released. This was notable for many reasons, not the least of which that it was pretty much the first time I’d seen such a gargantuan project through to completion without getting bored and quitting, as the multitudes of unfinished needlepoint projects still languishing in the top of my old closet in my dad’s house will attest.
Okay, true confessions about past crafting angst aside…writing my cookbook has turned out to be such a fantastic experience. Starting with the day I received the first pass pages in the mail, to holding the paperback bound galley in my hand…
(I don’t like to talk about it much.)
Anyway, it’s been quite a year. It has tickled me to death that folks have bought my cookbook and are actually using it to learn to cook, or get dinner ideas for their families. Considering I had zero preconceived notions as to how well the cookbook would be received, it’s all been such a nice surprise.
Because of my cookbook, I’ve gotten to meet thousands of people I would never otherwise have met.
And for this isolated country girl, that has turned out to be quite a treat.