Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing “Stairway to Heaven” on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Unveil meal-melding secrets with today’s Groupon for custom cookbooks from Picaboo, redeemable online. This Groupon expires on February 28, 2012. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $50 worth of cookbook orders. This option will cover one custom book, plus shipping.
- For $40, you get $100 worth of cookbook orders. This option will cover two custom books, plus shipping.<p>
Picaboo lets patrons play the role of artistic designer, editor, and publisher as they compile an original cookbook complete with a glossy hardcover. Armed with Picaboo’s free software, which is both Mac- and PC-friendly, creators include photos of their own hot dishes and scan in ancestral recipes etched in granite tablets. The software’s easy drag-and-drop interface lets users take advantage of existing cookbook layouts or concoct one of their own, experimenting with fonts or incorporating short fantasy-fiction stories starring Julia Child. The 8.5”x11” Classic Custom hardcover tome binds epicurean spells on 20 pages of 100-pound, archival-quality paper ($39.99, $0.99/additional page up to 160 pages), all covered by a spill-resistant laminated exterior bearing a wrapped cover image. Pages can be upgraded to a lay-flat design (+$0.49/page for up to 90 pages) to prevent books from being noticed by kitchen predators.
This deal is also valid toward Priority Ground shipping for patrons in the contiguous U.S. ($9.99; $2.99/additional copy) and standard shipping for patrons in Canada ($9.99) and Alaska or Hawaii ($10.99). Impatient recipe anthologists can pay extra to upgrade their shipping method to express stork.