Cookbook Production

 

In addition to creating her own cookbooks, Kendra also collaborates with fellow cookbook authors and publishing houses by offering the following services:

 
 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Food Photography
Portrait Photography
 

STYLING

Food Styling
Prop Sourcing
Prop Styling

IN THE KITCHEN

Recipe Development
Recipe Testing
 

WRITING

Book Proposals
Recipe Writing

DESIGN

Book Design
Web Design
 

CONSULTING

Crowdfunding
PR + Marketing
Self-publishing

 

The San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market Cookbook

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“I love the way Kendra has celebrated the farmers and the beautiful organic food they grow for us. She connects their work to the kitchen and to our taste buds in a pure and simple way—
plus the photos are gorgeous.”
— Alice Waters, Chez Panisse

The San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market Cookbook features 196 pages of 60 seasonal recipes and 40 short stories. The recipes are organized by seasons (15 recipes per season) and are sub-divided into five categories: breakfast, light bites, lunch, dinner, and dessert (3 recipes per category). The latter part of the cookbook features short stories, interviews, and profiles of farmers, food artisans, and farm-to-table chefs. In the spirit of a creating a collaborative community-driven cookbook, the majority of the recipes have been provided by the food growers and crafters themselves to showcase the true taste of the Central Coast.

QUICK STATS

  • Published December 2015
  • 10,000+ copies sold in just 2 years
  • Stocked by 100+ retailers
  • Available at all the California locations of Barnes & Noble

Top Secret Cookbook

Yes, it's true! Kendra is working on her next cookbook!
Without revealing too much, here are the answers to the FAQ:

WILL IT BE AN UPDATED VOLUME OF YOUR FIRST COOKBOOK?

Nope... but in 5-10 years Kendra plans on updating the simple seasonal recipes and short stories of The San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market Cookbook

WILL IT BE ABOUT FARMERS' MARKETS OR SAN LUIS OBISPO?

Nope... it will have mass appeal, rather than hyperlocal or regional appeal. Once released, it will be available wherever books are sold. 

WHEN WILL IT BE RELEASED AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?

Good work takes time. Even though Kendra is bustin' her buns to get it out quickly, the release date is a moving target. Due out when she finishes :)

 

How To Self Publish A Cookbook

 

Kendra is also working behind-the-scenes on a comprehensive digital resource for fellow cookbook authors interested in pursuing self-publishing.