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Buy Peko Peko, the Fundraiser Cookbook for Japan

Buy Peko Peko, the Fundraiser Cookbook for Japan

Hi all. It’s been quiet around here, I know, and I apologize. I’ve got a pile of delicious things lined up for you, once I find the time to write up some posts (think Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting, Make-Your-Own Taco Salad, and Almond Butter-Choco-Banana Smoothies). But in the meanwhile, I’m really excited to tell you all about this project I was lucky enough to contribute to: Peko Peko: Family Friendly Japanese Recipes. I wrote about it a few months back, when the project first started, but now I’m thrilled to say it’s finally available!

Peko Peko (which is a way to say “I’m hungry!” in Japanese) is a collection of Japanese-ish recipes, contributed by around 50 terrific food bloggers. Seriously, I’m humbled to be in their company. It’s the brainchild of my friend Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama, Rachael Hutchings of La Fuji Mama, and Marc Matsumoto of No Recipes.

The coolest part of all this is that nobody involved is making a dime from the book, except for the project’s chosen charity. Each book costs $29.95 and an impressive $11.45 of that goes to Global Giving. Every additional penny goes to printing and shipping your order, nothing else. Even Blurb, the publisher, has waived their cut. All the bloggers, from Stacie, Rachael, and Marc right down to yours truly, are buying their own copies.

My contribution: The homemade “Pocky” you see above. Please, consider buying this cookbook. It’ll make you feel all warm and oogy inside, and who doesn’t want that?

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  1. I read about this last week on Cool Mom Picks and ordered two copies – one for me, and one for my sister! Our little ones are into sushi – the older one will put soy sauce on just about anything, too – and I'm looking forward to expanding their horizons yet further. 🙂

  2. Liz, have you received yours yet? Mine hasn't come–playing tag with FedEx–and I'm dying to see it!

  3. Can't help wondering at the similarity between peko peko and the British "peckish" for hungry. Hmmm…

  4. Good point, Vera Marie! My husband is fond of saying "I'm feeling a bit peckish." Thankfully, he doesn't fake an accent.

  5. I don't have to fein a British accent to say I'm peckish 🙂 THat book looks amazing.

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