Without cookbooks, home chefs would have nowhere to turn with their most pressing food-related questions, such as how many cups are in a quart or how to milk a coconut without getting bitten. Increase your cooking competence with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of cookbooks and calendars
- $25 for $55 worth of cookbooks and calendars
Cookbooks compiled via user submissions feature autumn-inspired recipes such as herbed turkey roast and pumpkin pie ($16.95), decadent chocolate desserts ($7.95), and kid-in-the-kitchen plates that little ones can replicate themselves ($16.95).
The website also features calendars, such as the Gooseberry Patch 2013 wall calendar ($12.95), which showcases an original piece of watercolour artwork alongside a seasonal recipe each month.
They say that home is where the heart is, and, in 1984, next-door neighbours Vickie and Jo Ann couldn’t have agreed with that statement more. Both moms with young children, the two women dreamed of staying home and caring for their kids, while also doing what they loved—sharing with others their joint passion for cooking. A kitchen-table discussion led to the foundation of Gooseberry Patch, and their first cookbook, released more than 25 years ago, featured many recipes borrowed from family members and friends.
Gooseberry Patch continues in its original tradition of collecting home recipes, but now their recipe ideas come from across North America. An active user base contributes to cookbooks covering topics such as baking, seasonal dishes and desserts, and kid-friendly dishes that children can make for themselves or with the help of a Barbie with arms bendy enough to hold a spoon. The library of cookbooks is complemented by calendars that similarly showcase recipes, help clients organize their holiday or party planning, or provide a foolproof way for anyone to remember what day it isn't.