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Crowd-Sourced Cookbooks Gain National Attention
Gooseberry Patch community-style cookbooks awarded national best-selling status by Nielsen BookScan.
"After selling our books in independent gift shops and online for so many years, it's an honor to be named a national best-seller. We're thrilled that our little company has come so far!" said Vickie Hutchins, co-founder of Gooseberry Patch.
Originally a retail catalog company, Gooseberry Patch started in Delaware, Ohio as a "kitchen table" business selling housewares, home decor and cookbooks. They began publishing their collectible cookbook series in 1992 and have sold over 8 million books to date.
Each year, they publish 12 to 14 titles filled with recipes submitted for consideration from readers across the country. Gooseberry Patch adds their own kitchen, gift-giving and decorating tips along with original line-art and watercolor illustrations.
Affordably priced at under $17, the books are themed with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from readers, giving the cookbooks a community feel.
Of the over 150 titles, three were singled out by Nielsen BookScan: Super-Fast Slow Cooking (ISBN: 978-1-933494-
See how the company got started here: http://www.youtube.com/
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Back in 1984, next-door neighbors Vickie Hutchins and JoAnn Martin were raising their families in the little town of Delaware, Ohio. Moms of small children, they were looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with the kids too. Since they shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends, they knew that they'd be great partners. After many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born.
They put together their first catalog & cookbooks at their kitchen tables and packed boxes from the basement, enlisting the help of their loved ones wherever they could. Since then, they've grown into a beloved brand, specializing in community-style cookbooks, calendars and organizers. The recipes for their books are hand-picked from the selection that arrives at their offices every day. Contributed by everyday cooks all across the country, the books are family-friendly and affordable, priced at under $17 each.
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