Maggie Green coaches aspiring cookbook authors on the ins and outs of publishing a cookbook!!
Food and nutrition expert Maggie Green is the owner of The Green Apron Company. The Green Apron specializes culinary nutrition, food and nutrition writing, and recipe and cookbook development.
Maggie is a registered and licensed dietitian. After a career in clinical dietetics and food service management; Maggie launched her own business, The Green Apron Company. As a personal chef, Maggie cooked privately for over 100 clients in the greater Cincinnati area. In 2001, she successfully transitioned her work to the publishing industry.
As a cookbook editor, Maggie edited the Joy of Cooking (2006) and BakeWise (2008). As a food and nutrition writer, Maggies’s experience includes writing for Humana’s Active Outlook Program and their award-winning HAO Magazine, as well as a seven-year stint as a food writer for a local newspaper, Inside Your Town.
As an author, Maggie wrote her first cookbook, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, in 2011. Published by University Press of Kentucky, Kentucky Fresh explores seasonal cooking and regional foods of Kentucky. In 2016, Maggie wrote her 2nd cookbook, Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State. Tasting Kentucky showcases 100 recipes from restaurants and inns all across the state of Kentucky. Maggie’s third and fourth cookbooks, Essential Pantry and Essential Plant-Based Pantry will be published in 2018 and are sure to change the way home-cooks think and feel about cooking as they streamline their pantry and simplify their meals.
As a professionally trained chef and registered dietitian, Maggie is a sought-after culinary nutrition expert, food and nutrition writer, recipe developer, and cookbook industry consultant.
In 2012 Maggie launched Cookbook Camp. Cookbook Camp offers individual and group coaching programs for aspiring cookbook authors. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Maggie lives in Ft. Wright, Kentucky with her husband, the best male cook she knows. They have three children and a shaggy dog, also named Maggie, who all enjoy sharing time in the kitchen and around the table.
Maggie Green Show Notes
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What did you do before you started your current business?
Could you tell the story of the Joy of Cooking?
Let’s talk about your first website?
Did you say that you have the Pinterest pin redirected to your new site?
How many people that you work with are food bloggers?
Why should someone who is a food blogger write a cook book and why shouldn’t they?
What would you do if someone came to you for coaching and to publish a physical cookbook?
So you meet with the client first and have a discussion, how does it proceed from there?
When you’re having these coaching opportunities with these people, when do they actually write the cookbook? Are they doing it while they are talking to you or are they doing it after the proposal?
What is your favorite cookbook?
What is the thing in your kitchen that you couldn’t live without?
Talk about your cookbooks?
When are they coming out?