The Start-Up Chef

BookpageMaya Baratz and Hunter Walk decided to launch a cookbook filled with recipes from people in the tech industry.  They had this idea that they could create a great cookbook filled with recipes, stories and pictures from this community.  With the proceeds they could support charities aimed at childhood hunger.  Some of the charities include No Kid Hungry as well as families hit hard by #Sandy through the Rockaway Plate Lunch Project.  People were thrilled to share their recipes with them.  I know I was.

It is a great book, it is a gift of charity and who knows it could be a collectors item one day.  Make this cookbook one of the gifts you are going to buy for the friends and family on your holiday list. 

There are 75 recipes in the book from Dennis Crowley (Foursquare), Caroline Waxler (Internet Week), Elizabeth Spiers (New York Observer) and even my chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Buy The Startup Chef here


Comments (Archived):

  1. falicon

    This is a really fun idea! Cookbooks alone are almost always fun, but tying it to great charities makes it just so much better!My grandmother’s church did this one year, and that cookbook, because of both the emotional connection and the ‘taste of home’ it provides, has become my absolute favorite as an adult.We also did one as a fund raiser for my kids’ school a year or two ago and it was really fun to see the variety of recipes that came in (we haven’t worked our way through them all yet — but there were at least a couple real winners in there too).

    1. Gotham Gal

      huge community builder for so many years. it is a potluck in a book.

    2. takingpitches

      Recipes are a great #funfriday idea

  2. Abdallah Al-Hakim

    I saw this yesterday and thought it was a great idea. I personally find cooking to be very therapeutic and my many year of doing scientific experiments made me pretty good at following protocols 🙂

  3. Wavelengths

    I love these types of cookbooks, and I’m delighted to see the charities that this book will help fund.I came across the following article that further describes the ongoing trauma that many families are suffering in the aftermath of Sandy. http://www.huffingtonpost.c…It’s great what you are doing to keep these folks in mind.

  4. Steve De Long

    Saw Tim Ferris’ tweet and immediately bought the book. Looking forward to trying your cookies and many more recipes. Great cause, great resource and great insight into the startup community. Leanpub is pretty cool, too.