How to Write a Recipe with Gaby Dalkin + Cookbook Giveaway

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If you’re a food blogger developing recipes, you don’t want to miss the next KitchenParty which will feature tips on how to write a recipe, publish a cookbook and create a popular food blog. Our special guest is Gaby Dalkin, a trained chef, recipe developer and food/lifestyle writer based in Los Angeles. Her food and recipe blog, features original recipes and images that inspire and delight even the pickiest of palates, along with anecdotes from Gaby’s life on-the-go. Her first cookbook Absolutely Avocados, being published in Spring 2013, celebrates her uncontrollable obsession with nature’s most perfect food: the avocado.

As a regular contributor to Food Network, her recipes and writing have also been featured on HGTV, the Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Fitness, Angeleno Magazine, Saveur, Design*Sponge, Glamour, PBS, and The Kitchn. In addition, you may have heard her world-famous Slutty Brownies mentioned on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or E!’s Fashion Police.

At the core of Gaby’s success is her ability to not only create delightful recipes, but to properly develop and write them out so that folks like us can actually make them. If you’ve ever wanted to write a cookbook or see what goes into recipe development, tune in! We’re also having a cookbook giveaway! One lucky audience member will win a copy of her new cookbook!

HOW TO WATCH THE SHOW: Join us here or on our G+ event page. We’ll add the video to the pages about 15 minutes before we go live!

HOW TO JOIN THE LIVE CHAT:  Before the show, leave a comment on G+, on twitter using #kitchenparty or below in our comments. Also, upload photos to our G+ page of your cookbook collection for a chance we’ll share it on our show.

In this show, you will learn the 5 most important tips for recipe development: 

  1. Inspiration – where are you pulling ideas from (books, magazines, web, etc)
  2. How are you making it your own
  3. Testing – how many times is enough
  4. Cross testing – a HUGE part of recipe development – especially with cookbooks
  5. Refining the recipe – making it perfect and adjusting to make it as gorgeous as possible



This episode of KitchenParty is sponsored by Cookbook Cafe, the first DIY cookbook publishing platform that allows anyone to publish a cookbook as both an ebook and iPad app for free and sell it in our marketplace on


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