At Culinary Perspectives, we create a one of a kind experience and final product for our clients.
We make a lot of different types of books at Culinary Perspectives. The books we create are custom made based on the clients that we collaborate with. We have created full family cookbooks, designed and typed up books based on family recipe cards and created multifamily books. No job is out of our range. If you want something specific, please do not hesitate to ask. Below are the two most common types of books that we create for our clients.
Full Culinary Experience: Documentation of family recipes
We photograph / interview you as you cook your recipes. These meals are not your run of the mill, weeknight dinners. They are typically recipes that are passed along through generations and have importance to the family. While you cook, we have a conversation about the meal. We take information from this process and turn it into a cookbook that includes photographs taken that day and product shots of the food. Click here to learn more about pricing, the process and see examples.
Family Recipe Compilations
These books are created using family recipes provided by our clients. Often times these are handwritten texts or recipes collected from a variety of locations. We design a book using a combination of the recipes and photographs provided by the family.
I meet Matt through his lovely wife, a coworker of mine, she told me about Culinary Perspectives. Right away I thought that might be an awesome gift for my extended family in Germany. The idea I had in mind was to make a book about my late grandmother, a wonderful cook and baker. Right away Matt asked the right questions about my vision, listened attentively and made great suggestions. Matt also baked and cooked all the recipes and took amazing pictures of it! It was a great feeling when I held the first draft of the cookbook in my hands and even more rewarding when it was all finished and I received emails, letters, and happy phone calls from members of my family!! They were all amazed how professional the book was made. Now the recipes of my grandma will not be forgotten. The whole experience from the first meeting with Matt to the finished product was wonderful! The idea for the next book is already on our minds. - Kathrin H. (German Cookbook)
Our book, which focused on my grandmother's antipasto recipe, came out beautifully. But the finished product was only part of the gift. In the process, my dad let slip some details about my grandparents and growing up in Queens that I'd never heard before - and that's the kind of thing you really can't put a price on. Making this cookbook was a wonderful experience, and I'd highly recommend working with Matt to document your family's treasured recipes (and stories), too. - Kristin S. (Antipasto)