Self-Publishing Cook Books


Cook book publishing is a competitive market.

“The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity than the discovery of a new star.”
~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

While digging through the attic of his grandfather’s home, Mr. Rossi found something amazing. He did not know that his great-grandfather Marco ran three successful restaurants in the 1890s in Italy.

While reviewing great grandpa’s old recipe journal Mr. Rossi discovered it was Marco’s dream to bring his famous Italian cuisine to the United States. However, fortunes changed for Marco back in 1900.

Upon immigrating to the United States Marco became a very successful business owner and his restaurant dream never materialized. Mr. Rossi wondered what would be different if his great-grandpa’s dream had originally played out.

Food brings family and friends together. It’s the icebreaker for first dates. It’s also the central social activity for any gathering of people, be it a wedding, birth of a baby, funeral, homecoming, farewell, summer block party, or just for the holidays.

As for Mr. Rossi, he had discovered something better—the power that good food has over the perpetuation and preservation of old family traditions and memories. The idea of cook book publishing began to germinate in his mind.

With a desire to save his great-grandpa’s 120-year-old recipes, Mr. Rossi set out to publish them. He started by enlisting the help of professional photographers to take pictures of the dishes he created. He hired an editor to help write the story behind the food. Then he hired a designer to layout his cookbook. Pretty soon he had a gift he could give his entire family.

Cook Book Publishing Legacy

Mr. Rossi’s cookbook has started to sell, and soon it will be preserved among the millions of books at the Library of Congress where Rossi family traditions will be accessible and guarded for as long as that library stands.

Izzard Ink Publishing is happy to get your cookbook into kitchens around the globe. You don’t have to be a professional to publish a cookbook. Amateurs and professionals alike have passion for creativity, family, friends, stories and the food that binds them all. Let Izzard Ink help bring your family treasure to life.

“Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what’s for lunch.” ~ Orson Welles