I wanted to post the press release for my book here on my site – just in case you want to have a quick peek!
Local Author Launches “The Cat Can Cook Book”
Based on Popular Blog
Recipe for banana muffins ranks #1 on Google
GUELPH â€“ Guelph author and blogger Catherine Robertson has published her first cookbook, based on her Cat Can Cook blog, which draws more than 1,500 visitors a day from around the world.
Robertson began the blog in 2005, shortly after the birth of her first child. Recipes soon became a major component of her posts about her life as a new mother. Within a few short months, Robertson was delighted to learn that her recipe for banana muffins was the #1 search result on Google, a position it continues to hold today.
â€œIt’s so amazing that people from so many different countries worldwide are cooking and baking the same recipes that I make,â€ she says.
Robertson enjoys the daily blog comments and emails from readers in countries such as South Africa, China and Australia. One of her favourite emails was from a woman in Switzerland who was making the banana muffins using real Swiss chocolate.
â€œIt was such a happy email, and it made my day,â€ she recalls. â€œI called my husband at work to tell him that my muffins were being made in Switzerland! My readers are always so positive and encouraging, and that is why I’ve written this book â€“ because so many of them asked me to.â€
On Nov. 20, Robertson will formally launch The Cat Can Cook Book at the Flospace Studio in Guelph at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The recipes in the book, like those on her website, include soups, appetizers, main dishes, vegetarian meals and desserts. â€œThere is definitely something for everyone,â€ she says.
Robertson’s book is dedicated to keeping things easy, something she values as a busy mom. â€œIn this day and age of prepackaged foods, cooking needs to be simple or people just won’t do it,â€ she says. Robertson’s own children and husband Stuart have given the thumbs up to all of the recipes in her book.
Cooking has been important to Robertson since she was a child, working alongside her parents and grandmothers. â€œThe kitchen was always the heart of our home and such a happy place to be,â€ she says. â€œIt’s really no surprise that I still enjoy it so much now.â€
â€œThe Cat Can Cook Bookâ€ features more than 120 recipes and is priced at $15.95. It is available at a limited number of bookstores across Ontario and on the Cat Can Cook website at www.catcancook.com.
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