Kitchen Tales Workshop: Writing Cookbook Chronicles

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Min. Age

20 - 25

Batch Size

Basic

Skill Level

9hrs / 3 days

Duration

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Overview

The cookbook as chronicle – of a region, a family, a life, an era – has been and continues to be a rich genre, full of potential for the seasoned as well as half-ripe writer!

Putting together even a slim little collection of family-favourite recipes,  or the specialities of a once-agile aunt or parent’s wizardry at the table, the anecdotes surrounding them, is a beautiful way to cherish, even pay homage, to chronicle, a way of life.

If you believe the saying that ‘cooking is love made edible’, and writing about it renders all of it even more memorable, this workshop is for you.

This workshop will be conducted by writer Gouri Dange, who has written extensively on food – and found a way to lace even her fiction with food-stories.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Three-day (three hours a day), this workshop would guide people who want to write family chronicles, family or community cookbooks, or write personal food-related memoirs, that stir together food, anecdotes, memories.

This workshop is for people who want to go ahead and plan to put together one particular book, perhaps for the family or for an elder’s birthday or anniversary, for future generations, for a reunion group…. It would be of use to writers taking on such projects for a client too.

Kitchen Tales Workshop Writing Cookbook Chronicles

Syllabus

While each participant may have very specific needs to put together such a book, the facilitator would show participants the pre-writing and writing tools needed for such a project. This would involve modules and exercises and timeframes on how to:

  • Find and develop a theme for your particular cookbook-chronicle.
  • Go about gathering material, sourcing stories, possibly letters, handwritten notebooks, and other material.
  • Sequencing the text so that there is a pattern and not just a jumble of stand-alone recipes and stories.
  • Finding the right tone and level of information, ensuring readability as well as ease of use.
  • Learning to title and subtitle chapters, visuals, in an interesting, evocative way.
  • Putting together a first draft and then edit your work further.
  • Thinking visually to be able to work with a designer/photographer/artist.
  • Generating an index, glossary, ingredient sources, and other garnishes for the reader.
  • Creative funding and publishing options for your book project.
  • Reading list of other similar books and blogs to browse.

By the end of the three days, participants will be able to build and finalize their specific, ready-to-
start cookbook project with workable timelines and deadlines.

About the Mentor

Gouri Dange Author and Teacher

Gouri Dange

NOVELIST & COLUMNIST

Popular columnist, novelist, editor and counsellor, Gouri Dange has been working and playing with words for the last 20 years. Her writing workshops draw a range of participants, where the emphasis is on helping people find their writerly voice. She is the author of three novels, four books on parenting, a children’s book, a book on a tyrant dog, and is currently working on two more books. She teaches Creative Writing at FLAME University. 

She has been published by Penguin, Random House, Jaico, Harper Collins. Her columns and short stories appear in national newspapers and magazines.

One of the genres she has written extensively in, is food. 

Learn More About Gouri Dange >

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    Parishree Dalal

    Great class

    Hello, I thoroughly enjoyed the class, it was informative and full of new insights, thank you gauri dange and living bridge.

    4 August, 2021
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    Swathi Vadrevu

    Great

    Loved it. Was very helpful.

    29 July, 2021
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    Lalitha

    When is the next workshop?

    Hi!

    I happened to have run into your website today. This workshop is just what I was looking for. It will be great if you can let me know when the next workshop is.

    Thank you. So excited!!

    LV

    1 June, 2021

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    Kheyali Vaze

    Amazing!!

    I’d like to thank Gouri Dange for making this 3 day workshop so fun and engaging. It was well curated with so many writing exercises each day and well moderator too, keeping in mind the time at hand and the number of participants. It never felt raced nor zoomed, each one of our queries and doubts were cleared. I honestly was amazed to see how much I could write and how well my thoughts have been formulated. I love the tips Gouri has given us to put all these thoughts down and make them all work. A must try for those seeking clarity with how to take your cook book forward.

    25 March, 2021
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