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The resulting Cookbook-in-a-Day is a delightful series of stories, fictional or non-fictional relating to the dishes created. Having asked all those who did contribute if they would be willing to record their stories for Talking of Food, here are the ones we have received. They were all recorded by the authors using whatever technology they had access to and in whatever environment they could make their recording.

The title of each recording is a link to the recipe in question in PDF form.

Drunken Greens by “Jaysen”

Jaysen O’Dell tells of his long-felt desire of being a southerner in spite of being born and brought up in the Yankee north; a dream which he was finally able to fulfil. He doesn’t actually mention the recipe, but it’s clearly a much loved dish.

Dutch Babies by “sameagleusa”

Sam, on a long trip to visit extended family along the Pacific coast, was asked if he had ever had “Dutch Babies”. He wondered for a moment if he was being invited to some form of cannibalism, but admits that he hadn’t.

Sautéed Beet Greens Appetizer by “thegirlclaudia”

Claudia juggles an on-line tutorial and a Skype call while trying to prepare sautéed beet greens for the family breakfast.

Pasta Poco Vesto by "gr"

A new love, a lonely cottage far from civilisation, and something needs to be prepared for supper. But there are tomatoes, herbs, olive oil, a cache of pasta … Is this fiction, or did gr make his Pasta Poco Vesta in a lonely cottage?

Magic Fried Chicken by Sophia Wickham

As a child, the annual long drive to Sophia's grandmother's house in Slovakia was made special by the "Magic Fried Chicken" that her mother made for the journey, that is until that time when on the return journey to the UK…

Banana Bread by "Camy"

How do you get companies to stop cold-calling you? "Camy" found the answer while making Banana Bread as part of the Cookbook-in-a Day event.


Potage Garbanzos Bacalao by "WingNWing"

A cooking-averse chemist learns to love cooking in spite of rocking work-surfaces and communication hiccups, through working under a Spanish chef on a reproduction tall ship.

Remember, "Cookbook in a Day", with more stories and recipes, is available for download in PDF, ePUB and MOBI versions.


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