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Help me name my family cookbook

Katie Nell Mar 29, 2007 12:59 PM

Since you all were so creative with Becca's blog, now I need help! I should probably finish the cookbook before I name it, but the name is the most fun part! It will be dedicated to my great grandma and will feature her recipes along with my grandma's and her three sisters' recipes. Also, the rest of the family- mostly the women, with the addition of my husband, my dad, and my brother! (How did I get so lucky?!) Anyway, I had wanted to name it "The ______ Family Cookbook" with my grandparent's last name, but they had the unfortunate luck to have the last name Roach! Yep, "The Roach Family Cookbook" just doesn't sound too appetizing! :-) My grandma and her sisters all have red hair, so I thought about something along that line, but I don't know. I'm sorta stuck! Any clever ideas? My great grandma's name was Mildred so maybe something with that?

  1. Sarah Apr 14, 2007 07:12 PM

    Something simple: Our Family, Our Food.
    Or, What Roaches Eat (Ate)

    1. k
      kleinfortlee Apr 14, 2007 06:10 PM

      since i don't think you will be selling your cookbook to major bookstores (i could be wrong)...you could get a little funky
      how about:
      cooking roaches
      roach cooking
      cooking for roaches
      the black flag cookbook
      roaches a la carte
      you've got roaches in the kitchen!
      eating with the roaches
      yummy roach recipes

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      1. re: kleinfortlee
        soupkitten Apr 14, 2007 06:29 PM

        i think the black flag cookbook is already a punk-rock vegan cookbook, not that anyone would have the $$ to sue. . .

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        UptownKevin Apr 13, 2007 04:46 AM


        I simply named mine "Family and Food," since the book was about recipes that connect family with their food. I thought about it long and hard, but sometimes the most simple can be the most elegant. I would suggest you figure out the purpose of the book and use it to derive the name. You can check mine out - link below.



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        1. re: UptownKevin
          Katie Nell Apr 13, 2007 08:39 AM

          Wow, Kevin! It turned out great! I don't think I will be able to live up to your introduction- what a way to create new memories and preserve old ones for your family. Congratulations!

        2. jfood Apr 2, 2007 10:21 AM

          Hope you do not mind one regular response and one "off the wall" (no pun intended) repsonse:

          Roaches Through the Ages – A Memoir of Family Recipes

          Off the wall
          Pot and Roaches – Smokin' Recipes

          1. blue room Apr 2, 2007 09:48 AM

            "Our Family's Recipes--
            19XX to 20XX"
            With the old picture, and a new picture. The more pictures inside (of family) the better!

            1. Atomica Apr 1, 2007 12:54 PM

              I love the family name. Go with that!

              "What the Roaches Eat to Survive" is an awesome title.

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                Cinnamon Mar 31, 2007 05:01 PM

                Mildred To Modern: Three Generations of Recipes With Love


                Mildred and the Wild Reds' Recipes To Savor

                (Are they from any particular region/state/city/ethnicity etc.?)

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                1. re: Cinnamon
                  Dcslb Mar 31, 2007 05:20 PM

                  "End of the World Cookbook: What the Roaches Eat to Survive"

                  "Granny Roach's Food For Coaches"

                  "Roaches Cook Through the Generations"

                2. Sam Fujisaka Mar 30, 2007 01:28 PM

                  I would go the oposite direction:

                  Red Roach Cooking: From Millie to the Roadster Girls and More

                  Red Roach Roadster Girls Cooking and More

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                  1. re: Sam Fujisaka
                    breadbox Mar 30, 2007 04:15 PM

                    How about using the picture you have and calling the cookbook "Hot Dishes, and Other Cool Food"?

                    1. re: Sam Fujisaka
                      mojoeater Mar 30, 2007 05:29 PM

                      I'm with you, Sam. Use the family name. You won't see another cookbook with that kinda name!

                      1. re: Sam Fujisaka
                        Sam Fujisaka Apr 1, 2007 09:45 AM

                        One more:

                        Red Roach Roadster Recipes.

                        Either of the two "Roadster" titles would require the photo of Grandma & her sisters on the roadsters.

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                        flipkeat Mar 29, 2007 03:09 PM

                        How about
                        Mildred's Heritage Recipes?

                        1. Katie Nell Mar 29, 2007 02:56 PM

                          You guys are making me laugh! People are going to think I'm crazy sittin' here in my cube! Melissavina- I have the perfect picture for a cover if we go that route- there's a picture of my grandma and her sisters (they were probably in their late teens, early 20's) in hot shorts and high heels sitting on top of four separate roadsters! It's a classic picture!

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                          1. re: Katie Nell
                            Melissavina Mar 29, 2007 03:00 PM

                            I can picture it now! I love it. Love it!!
                            With that picture, it should be called:
                            Saucy Numbers
                            by Millie and the Reds.

                            (I like Millie, Silence9!)

                            1. re: Katie Nell
                              aurora50 Mar 29, 2007 03:00 PM

                              "Millie's Memory Book: Great Family Recipes".

                            2. s
                              silence9 Mar 29, 2007 02:46 PM

                              Here ya go:
                              "Millie & Her Filly Poach ala Roach: Family Recipes Too Good to Exterminate..."

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                                oysterspearls Mar 29, 2007 01:15 PM


                                1. Melissavina Mar 29, 2007 01:09 PM

                                  If you could make the cover look like a record album you could title it:
                                  (ready for this?)

                                  Hot Beets
                                  by Mildred and the Reds.

                                  And if you don't have any hot beet recipes you can call it
                                  Tasty Licks
                                  Saucy numbers
                                  Jazzy bites

                                  by Mildred and the Reds

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