Family Cookbook Writing Class

with Ellen Ecker Ogden
Event date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255


How to Write a Family Cookbook

Writing your family cookbook is more than simply recording the recipes. It’s a way to preserve family traditions and gives you a place to share stories, photos and techniques. There is no better time to begin than right now to gather the recipes and the stories, and layout your cookbook for printing – ready in time for holiday gifts to your family!

Ellen Ecker Ogden has been writing cookbooks for over a decade, and she is ready to teach you how to gather your recipes and put together the stories for your own book. Ideal as a project to do together as a family for a birthday or special reunion

Join her for a four-part cookbook writing class at the Northshire Bookstore beginning on Thursday, October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th @4 PM – 5:30 PM.

In this class you will learn:

  • Recipes: How to write a recipe & establish your cookbook style.
  • Selection: Gather family recipes & the stories.
  • Writing: Practice personal writing to develop your voice.
  • Design: Basics of layout, photography & design to take your book to final production.

Class Cost $100. Limited to 15 participants. Sign up in advance.


About Ellen Ecker Ogden


In 2003, Ellen published her first cookbook From the Cook’s Garden based on the seed catalog she co-founded.  It was followed by The Vermont Cheese Book, and The Complete Kitchen Garden in 2011, with recipes and garden designs for cooks who love to garden.  The Vermont Country Store Cookbook was published in 2014, co-written with Andrea Diehl, inspired this writing class to help others weave together stories with family their recipes. Her newest book The New Heirloom Garden will be published in Spring 2020.


TICKET INFORMATION: $100. Registration for one to all for sessions of this writing workshop.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: If you purchase a ticket online, your invoice is your ticket. Your invoice will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours of your purchase. Please print it out and bring with you to the event. If you do not receive an invoice, please contact Liz Barnum at or 800.437.3700.  Tickets are available for in-store purchase as well.

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Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
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Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
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