Hello, everyone! I’m back from Salt Lake City, Utah — oh my goodness, it’s gorgeous there! — and I’m thrilled to get to work on my very first cookbook. But all those recipes need testing. Can you help by providing some honest feedback? Kate, who also happens to hail from the great state of Utah, shares all the details… Merci, in advance! -Maggie
We’re so tickled pink–we almost look like flamingoes–and so very proud of our fearless and oh so adorable leader, Maggie. We can’t wait for the arrival of what we’re sure will be a treasured resource of well-loved recipes. There is, however, a lot to do before that day comes, and we’re in need of an amazing, loving, and fun team of recipe testers to ensure that every recipe in the cookbook is a guaranteed success.
What we want in a Recipe Tester:
- You love to cook, bake, jam, and/or pickle. All culinary skill levels are welcome, but you must love being in the kitchen.
- You find it heartbreaking when a recipe fails. (All that time. All those ingredients. Such an incredibly sad waste.)
- Your cookbooks are well-used — many filled with little notes, edits, and suggestions.
- You keep your word. Friends, family, and colleagues know that they can count on you to do what you say you will.
- You have an eye for detail and have no problem following instructions.
- You’re available to test at least one recipe per month (hopefully one per week) until the cookbook is complete (possibly for the next six months).
- You love to volunteer—there is no compensation for recipe testing (aside from Maggie’s and the Eat Boutique crew’s eternal gratitude, as well as getting a sneak peek of what’s in the book). Remember, recipe testing is truly a labor of love.
Does this sound like you? Then we’re dying to work with you. Apply now, and you’ll be hearing from us soon. Happy cooking, everyone!
Photos by Heidi/White Loft Studio.
Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.