Producing custom cookbooks is a time consuming activity that, depending on the size and complexity of content, can take many months to complete. These are some of the exciting projects that are currently in the works or have been completed:

The First Coast Heritage Cookbook
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.

A comprehensive sales sheet with additional information and contact details is available here.

The Humble Bee: Honey Recipes and Other Concoctions
The Humble Honey Bee. Without this tiny insect, our plant based food supply could be lost. At least 30% of the crops we consume are pollinated by a myriad of animals including the Honey Bee. Unfortunately, the Honey Bee is in mortal danger due to many factors including Colony Collapse Disorder (CDD).

In Good Taste Press is committed to the Honey Bee's future and has commissioned a high quality, beautifully illustrated cookbook focused on dishes and drinks that feature honey as an ingredient. Recipes, concoctions and comments from high-profile, environmentally-conscious advocates and nationally renowned celebrities will be included. It will also include recent discussions and relevations about the Honey Bee and its importance to our modern society.

"The Humble Bee: Honey Recipes and Other Concoctions" will be nationally distributed, supported by an aggressive public relations push with proceeds disbursed to non-profit organizations researching a cure for Colony Collapse Disorder (CDD).

Our goal is to increase awareness about the dire plight of the Honey Bee while raising money for research and a remedy for colony collapse. For more information about the honey bees and the impact they have on our lives, click here.

Yum! Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats
Yum! is a compilation cookbook written by Jeffrey Spear and Dara Bunjon on behalf of Microplane™ and the National Kidney Foundation. The book offers an eclectic assortment of recipes that have been donated by a veritable who's who of American culinary talent. Some of the chefs, authors and restaurateurs featured in the book include Nick Malgieri, Michele Richard, Rick Bayless, Sara Moulton, Steven Raichlen, Suvir Saran and Elizabeth Faulkner.

One reviewer describes the book as "a brief introduction" to some of the best chefs and food writers in the business. Another praises the book, stating "The sheer density of recipes virtually guarantees that you'll find a dish suitable for every palate and occasion."

The Organic Farmer's Cookbook
This is life on the farm described from an organic perspective. While significant content describes the bounty of integrity-rich products harvested across America, it also provides tantalizing detail about life on the land and the care that is taken to preserve the quality and purity of the harvest. From sunrise to sunset, readers will be able to feel the breeze rustling through the cornfields and hear the roosters crowing. Recipes appearing throughout the book are the culinary gems that have been shared from farmer to farmer, family to family.

Church Socials
Winding our way from state to state and church to church, we've uncovered stories... and recipes... that are guaranteed to warm you to the heart. Readers will learn of the richness of life within the church, its joys and its sorrows, and the love that is shared over homemade delicacies prepared for a Sunday picnic, housewarming, community bazaar or church social.

Corporate Diversity - Celebrating the Rainbow
A large corporation with more than 10,000 employees scattered across the American landscape has asked IGT Press to help them celebrate the diversity of their employees. Recognizing a wealth of lifestyle and cultural backgrounds, we're telling the stories that span generations. Of course, there are the snacks, lunches, dinners and potlucks that everyone enjoyed together along the way. This book includes all of the recipes that keeps people raving, time and time again.

For information about additional titles produced by In Good Taste Press or how we can produce a custom cookbook for you and your organization, please call us at 904 685 2135 or send an email to jeff@studiospear.com.

 

THE FIRST COAST
HERITAGE
COOKBOOK



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.

A comprehensive sales sheet with additional information and contact details is available here.