In Good Taste Press (IGT Press) was founded by longtime colleagues Terry Rankin and Jeffrey Spear. Collaborating on marketing projects in the past, IGT Press was conceived as an outlet to combine their unique set of skills to produce and publish high quality cookbooks.

For Terry, it was a timely occasion to leverage her experience as an entrepreneur and advertising executive and pursue new business opportunities linked to her passion for cooking, travel and adventure.

For Jeff, it was an extension of the agribusiness, marketing and culinary activities in which he has been deeply and passionately involved as President of Studio Spear.

From a publishing perspective, IGT Press combines savvy business sensitivities with undeniable creativity. While inspired cookbooks are the company's core product, there are many unusual and engaging stories to be told that link good food and good times with unique personalities, inviting destinations and exotic cultures.

Uncovering these stories and finding new and engaging ways to tell them is the mission of IGT Press.

There are a number of gifted individuals who regularly contribute to the books we publish. To learn more about our valued colleagues, click here.

For more information about In Good Taste Press and how we can tailor a cookbook for you and your organization, please call us at 904 685 2135 or send an email to



The First Coast Heritage Cookbook is a collection of recipes influenced by the ingredients and foodways of the Indigenous Indians as well as the Spanish, French, British and African settlers who inhabited the First Coast from 14,000 BC (the time archeologists tell us evidence of human habitation first appears) to 1821 (when Florida becomes a U.S. Territory).

What's surprising is how many of the foods we take for granted today did not exist prior to the arrival of European explorers and settlers. Imagine a world without pork, oranges, bananas, sugar, peaches and sweet potatoes (Spanish contributions) or apples, cherries, beef and white potatoes (British) or okra, watermelon, yams and peanuts (African). Ultimately, the style of cooking we enjoy as Southern cuisine today is the delicious and enduring legacy of these early settlers.

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