Let's Cooking!

Authentic Japanese recipes you can really understand, using ingredients you can actually find.
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Hana Dethlefsen
Food
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada
1 Team Member

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this campaign. I'm so excited that everything has gone so well. If you contributed - THANK YOU. It means a lot to me to have your support.

Because I’ve reached my goal, it means that the book will definitely be printed. (Hurrah!) But please be patient. After the campaign ends, there is still much to do on the business-end of things before the books are printed and shipped to me. But I promise that as soon as they arrive at my door, I will, in turn, pass them off to all of you who have contributed $25 or more. In the meantime, please visit www.letscooking.ca for more Japanese recipes and information to help you get cooking!

The pitch:

A cookbook is meant to get you cooking

And that is the mission of Let's Cooking - to get you cooking healthy, delicious, and authentic Japanese food with minimal fuss.

I've written Let's Cooking to combat the perception is that Japanese cooking is complicated and difficult. Real Japanese cooking is simple. It's about applying basic cooking techniques to your favourite ingredients. That's what Let's Cooking is all about.

Let's Cooking will help you understand how to cook Japanese food, not just how to follow a recipe. The book features:

  • A full-colour photo of every recipe, so you know what you're aiming for
  • An entire chapter devoted to key Japanese ingredients
  • A guide to Japanese cooking techniques and meal-planning
  • Easy to follow "basic" recipes followed by variations on the theme, so that you can make the recipe just how you like it - using ingredients that you like best. 

Miso soup basic recipe


The idea is to give you the information you need to make the basic recipes, and enough context to build from them to create dishes of your own.

My goal

I've already compiled, tested, and revised the recipes, and I've worked with talented friends to photograph all of the recipes and to design a clean, easy to use cookbook. Now I just need the money it will take to print 500 books in glorious colour.

If I meet my funding goal of $7,000, this is how it'll be put to work:

  • $6,000 will go to printing the book
  • About $450 will go to Indiegogo for their fees
  • About $550 will help me provide everyone's perks from this campaign

The important thing to remember with Indiegogo is that if I reach my goal, I'll get to print the book, but if I don't, you won't be charged a penny. You can't lose!

What You Get

Ultimately, this campaign isn't about getting your money - it's about getting you into the kitchen with a copy of "Let's Cooking", so you can cook and eat delicious Japanese food. That's why anyone donating $25 or more will receive an e-voucher for a free copy of the book, redeemable when the book is printed.

For donations of $75 and more (the key to making this project a reality) I've added extra fun options: an autographed copy of the book, an e-version of the book, an invitation to the launch party, or a private or group cooking lesson (for donors in the Vancouver area).

With your support, I will be giving back to everyone who has financially supported this project.

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support, whether it's been donating to the campaign, by sharing it online with your family and friends, or by simple word of mouth.

FAQs 

When will I get the book?

My goal is to ship the book to you in time for Christmas 2013. This date may be pushed back due to the nature of the publishing process, but my promise is that I will update contributors on my progress and the anticipated shipping date.

Does the shipping fee get automatically charged to me through PayPal?

No. That's because your shipping costs depend on where you are. Please add the shipping charge on top of the cost of your chosen perk. That's $5 if you need the book shipped to you in Canada, $10 if you want the book sent to the U.S., and $20 if the book is heading overseas. If you live in Vancouver and I know you, then I think we can work something out. :)

How do I find out more about where I can purchase Let's Cooking?

Go to www.letscooking.ca and click on "book" to find out more about the book and how to get your hands on a copy after this campaign has finished.

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$14,340CAD
raised by 293 people in 1 month
205% funded
No time left
$7,000 CAD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on September 28, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10CAD
    Dishwasher

    One Japanese recipe e-mailed right to your inbox.

    5 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $25CAD
    Prep Cook

    A voucher for the book! Plus a bonus recipe e-mailed to your inbox. (Note: Add $5 for shipping in Canada, $10 to the U.S. and $20 for overseas.)

    200 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25CAD
    Last Call

    We're drunk with success (and sake) and are releasing another 50 books as perks! Take advantage of "Last Call" - the same perk structure as the Prep-Cook level - a voucher for the book and a bonus recipe e-mailed to your inbox. All for $25 + shipping*. (*Add $5 within Canada, $10 to the U.S., $20 overseas to your contribution. E.g. Within Canada, you'll receive this perk with a $30 contribution.)

    18 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $75CAD
    Sous-Chef

    A voucher for an exclusive signed copy of the book, an e-book, plus a bonus recipe. (Note: Add $5 for shipping in Canada, $10 to the U.S. and $20 for overseas.)

    22 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $250CAD
    Executive Chef

    A voucher for an exclusive signed copy of the book, an e-book, a bonus recipe, an invitation to the launch party in Vancouver, plus a private cooking lesson for you and a friend (food included). (This perk available for Vancouver-area residents only.) (Note: No need to add shipping costs, you'll receive your book at the cooking class!)

    3 out of 3 claimed
  • $750CAD
    Celebrity Chef

    A voucher for an exclusive signed copy of the book, an e-book, a bonus recipe, an invitation to the launch party in Vancouver, plus a fun group cooking lesson for you and 4 friends, food included. (This perk available for Vancouver-area residents only.) (Note: No need to add shipping costs, you'll receive your book at the cooking class!)

    1 out of 2 claimed
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