OTF: Cookbooks and Kickstarter

We forgot Friday came after Thursday and didn’t prepare for OTF. Luckily, my friend sent me a great email telling me about her new project, a cookbook about immigrant food culture in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s kickstarter-ing it.

I tried to get the most awkward screengrab of April just for this caption

I tried to get the most awkward screengrab of April just for this caption

Let’s talk about the impressiveness-related things from this project.

  • Kickstarter - Using Kickstarter is impressive in two ways. One, it tells everyone you have a side gig/project and two, that it’s worth accomplishing enough that you are willing to bug your friends for money.

  • The book part of cookbook - if you write a book, people will call you an author, and not in some stupid metaphorical sense.

  • The cook part of cookbook - cooking is always impressive. Especially if you hang out with single 20-somethings because we are totally incapable of cooking well ourselves.

  • Nairobi - this is a very stuff-white-people-like concept, but you know, “exotic” locations.

  • Immigrant - stuffing diversity into the already-impressive foreign location.

An inspiration to us all. Consider backing the project on Kickstarter. That’s also impressive. Or I’m totally lying to you to help my friend out.