Thursday, February 04, 2010

Blog Aid: Recipes for Haiti

What began as a creative and selfless idea from my friend and fellow food blogger, Julie Van Rosendaal, actually came into being today in the form of a absolutely stunning cookbook.

I'm so excited to share this with you; I can't sit still.

Blog Aid: Recipes for Haiti is a collaboration of 27 food bloggers, Julie, her friend Cathryn Ironside, Beth Snyder, and many other individuals, all who gave their time and resources to help a noble cause: Haiti.

The cookbook contains 72 recipes, all contributed by a talented and diverse group of chefs, food writers and bloggers. I am truly honored to be in their company. Oh, didn't I mention that yet? Yes, I've got a couple of recipes in the cookbook!!

Front & Back cookbook covers. Click photo to enlarge

Here's how it works: 1oo% of the proceeds from the cookbook will go directly to the Red Cross and Doctor’s Without Borders to assist in their efforts in Haiti.

But wait for the clincher: both West Canadian Graphics & Blurb (printers) are matching the dollar amount of the proceeds raised, up to $10,000!
Oh, and until February 12th, the Canadian government will match that! As you can see,we have the potential to raise quite a bit of money here.

It’s a POD (print-on-demand) system, meaning the books are printed and shipped as they’re ordered and arrive at your doorstep in about 8 days (or less, if you order express shipping, as I did!)

You can purchase cookbooks for a good cause HERE in softcover ($25US) or as a hardcover ($50US)

I bought a few copies this morning--it was the first thing I did when I woke up-- and they will be printed on demand and shipped to my doorstep in about 8 days. Can't wait!!

Seriously, go to Blurb and take a peek at the book...the preview is gorgeous!

I haven't been so excited about anything in a very long time. I feel like this entire post should be written in CAPS, bolded and italicized!! It's an incredible feeling to be actively involved in a project that is sending relief to a country that has been so decimated.

It's truly an honor to be a part and I am grateful to Julie for the opportunity and for MAKING IT HAPPEN!! (there, couldn't resist those caps. Julie is an ALL-CAPS kind of girl.) It was only three short weeks ago when I received an email from her asking me to participate and now the presses are rolling.
Seriously the fastest cookbook project ever.
Congratulations, Julie!

For more information and a complete list of contributors, check out the Blog Aid blog.

UPDATE: Sales have been booming all day and the grand total of funds raised so far has surpassed $20,000 CAD!!! Woot!


Jan (family bites) said...

It really is fabulous! I ordered my copy this morning and I can't wait for it to arrive.

Cheryl Arkison said...

This is such an exciting project for all of us! And yes, Julie is an ALL-CAPS kind of girl. (I wish the three of us could get together again.)

Liliana said...

Sounds like an amazing book! I have just ordered my copy and will also post about it on my blog.

Congrats to all the contributors!

Julie said...

Aw, an all-caps girl! That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me... sniff..

The Frugal Fraulein said...

Great idea and good use of your skills and talents.
I have a give a way on my blog if anyone is interested this month for Valentine's Day.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Congratulations to everyone involved Aimee.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, so awesome you had the opportunity to participate Aimeee!! That's so great!!

A. said...

super wicked cool! 'nough said :-)

Dana McCauley said...

So great to be part of such a successful fundraiser and to get to know fellow bloggers like you better!

Have a great day. Can't wait to get my book and see you recipes up close and personal like. : )

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According to ma justification,In Election 2010 Haiti Presidentr Baker should be under consideration as a deserving personality,
who can supply the best support and leadership
Thank you.

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