Cookbook Launch: The Anti-Cookbook: Easy, Thrifty Recipes for Food-Smart Living by Shelley Onderdonk & Rebecca Bloom

Cookbook Launch: The Anti-Cookbook: Easy, Thrifty Recipes for Food-Smart Living by Shelley Onderdonk & Rebecca Bloom

Sunday Oct 28, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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About the Book.

Authors Shelley Onderdonk and Rebecca Bloom are excited to announce the release of their first cookbook, The Anti-Cookbook: Easy, Thrifty Recipes for Food-Smart Living. Self-released from their publishing company, Claws Out, the book is made to fit anyone’s style of cooking. The Anti-Cookbook is a book for parents, their young-adult children, people on-the-run and lifestyle “hackers” far and wide who are sick of the word “hack” being used in every sentence. As the authors say, “You don’t hack your life—you hack an organic potato and cook it till the edges are crispy.”

The cookbook is for idealists and realists, environmentalists and simplifiers. And for anyone who is looking for healthful, economical and reasonable strategies for eating well and being a respectful human being on planet earth–without all the stress and added sodium.


The authors, college roommates who have now sent their own children off to college, fill the book with not only easy recipes, but their own stories in learning to cook along with the jokes that went along with it. The recipes are simple and nourishing., with the hope is that the reader will use them to make memories as well as meals.

As Shelley and Rebecca say, “The goal is empowerment and individuation through food. We want readers to see the sweetness of committing to themselves, to locally-sourced ingredients and wholesome recipes, to sitting down to a homemade meal instead of dialing one up or paying someone else to cut the broccoli.”

By writing the book, the authors hope to inspire readers to think creatively about making meals, and independently about the deeper issues surrounding food and nourishment. They’re helping to provide readers with a template for thoughtfulness around the way to feed themselves and those they love.



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