We suspect we’re not the only ones seduced by the alluring photos and promising recipes in a new cookbook. Cookbooks365 is for people like us, people who can’t stay out of the kitchen but who maybe need a little inspiration every now and again. Maybe even more often.
Looking for new recipes for a little breakfast shake-up, something to wake up your standard lunch-box fare, or a jolt to break you out of that dinner rut? Cookbooks365 can help. We cull all the newest cookbooks and pluck a recipe or two to share from each. Plus, Fran has this ‘special lunch’ thing she does, which you’ll be hearing about, and wanting in on, very soon.
We’ll be reading (and eating from) books across the genre: local, international, baking, single ingredient, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, paleo. You name it, you’ll see it here. Eventually. And if you don’t, let us know. We’re always happy to hear about new cookbooks we might’ve missed, and avoid cookbook FOMO when possible.
Who We Are
We are Shelly Peppel and Fran Brennan–a book designer and journalist who met while living abroad with our families. (That’s us, above, in our bucolic, living-abroad days). Now, we’re back in the States and, though on opposite coasts, skyping and creating together everyday. Our previous joint project was Food News Journal, the first online aggregator of food and wine news.
When we’re not cooking up a new idea (or dinner), we do some other things too. Shelly is a book and marketing designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked as a designer and art director at HarperCollins and Tarcher/Penguin, as well as with KQED, Harcourt Trade and the BBC. Shelly’s also the mom to a future pro rock climber and a potential Tony-award winner.
Fran is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist who has worked for the Miami Herald, People Magazine and Miami New Times. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, National Geographic books, Glam Media’s The Foodie Top 100 Restaurant’s Worldwide and on various Websites. Her carpool skills are so legendary that her oldest son has no interest in getting a driver’s license. Why bother?
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Mona Helen is a freelance writer who has covered everything from motorcycles to Michael Graves, statistics to stilettos, high tech to tamales. When she’s not photographing and writing about food and travel, she’s either experimenting in the kitchen or circumnavigating the globe in search of the next delectable dish.