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eCookbook Launch: Thank You’s and Photos

June 30, 2015  —  Written by Chris 

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What a day it’s been. Thank you all so much for your support and interest in these books. It really has been overwhelming and I’m excited to see the food you make (#cljcookbooks and show us!). I wanted to end this truly awesome day with a few more photos from the books, and something that has been on my mind lately.

Food is not some exclusive party you have to be invited to. Unfortunately, that’s exactly how we sometimes approach it, and we get ourselves down as a result. But food is about relationships. It’s about caring, and showing someone they’re important enough for you to sit down and spend time with them. As I grew up, family meals were always about bringing us together so we could talk, and somewhere along the way we’ve lost that. I think there’s just so much pressure to impress everyone around us, that we exhaust ourselves in the pursuit of perfection while missing all the beautiful moments along the way. The purpose of these books is to help people who either don’t think they can cook, or don’t think they like to cook. It’s also for those who are consumed with perfection at the expense of their own sanity.

My point is this. Cooking is about bringing together the ones you care about. New friends, and old. Your food does not have to be perfect. Your food does not have to be someone else’s recipe. And it sure doesn’t have to take you away from spending time with your loved ones. You can cook, and you can enjoy it. I’m confident in that and hopefully you’ll let me help you find that same confidence in yourself.

Chris Loves Wings eCookbook (purchase here)

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Chris Loves Tacos eCookbook (purchase here)

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Chris Loves Burgers eCookbook (purchase here)

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  1. Amy says:

    After we download these-what is the best way to print them? Any suggestions-I’ve never done it, but I know my husband would LOVE these as a birthday gift!

    • Chris says:

      Hi Amy! The books are purposed for use on electronic devices, but their layout also prints well just on 8.5×11 paper. If you do something like that, then you would purchase the book/books you want, download the PDF then take it to a printer and have them print it off. You could even try to go through online book makers and maybe get a copy a bit more “legit,” if you wanted.

      Of course, the only thing I ask is that you not pass the file around or print copies for a bunch of people. I tried to make them as accessible as possible, but if you run into any issues with them, let me know. Thanks Amy!

      • Amy says:

        Thanks so much! My husband is a cook BOOK user, and hates when I bring the ipad in to use. It’s so fun to see our collection grow and I think he’d love these!

  2. Laura says:

    Any chance these books are coming out in physical form? I’d love to have buy the physical copies!

  3. Shelby says:

    I am starving just looking at these pictures. Everything looks sooooo yummy, and I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes.

    Congrats on the e-book launch – wishing you all the success you deserve! :)

  4. Val says:

    Stunning! I love it! Come payday, those cookbooks are mine!

    My husband travels for work, often for long periods of time. When he is gone, it is hard to cook dinner in the evenings while juggling the kids. It’s really easy to fall into a cereal rut. But I try my best to make sure that we do cook together and sit down together at least three nights a week. It can be hugely challenging, but it goes such a long way towards improving mine and the kids’ moods and keeping everyone stable during a stressful time. I completely agree with you that the “what” doesn’t matter as much as the “why” – it doesn’t matter what kind of food it is, it matters that you’re investing that time into your table, which to me is the center of family life.

    Also, you would probably really enjoy this article – http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/the-puritanical-approach-to-food/392030/

  5. Evelina says:

    Congratulations on the release of your cookbooks! The food looks so delicious! And you’re definitely right about the pressures of cooking. I am quite a novice myself and cringe at the thought of hosting a dinner for friends and/or family.

  6. Corine Pugmire says:

    Applause! Applause! Am I nuts cause I just got a little emotional reading that? I am the one who goes crazy when I invite people over for dinner, stressing over what to make and how to make it and so overwhelmed that I always want to cancel at the last second because my food doesnt taste like a five star restaurant. I miss the whole freaking point! This just might be my favorite post. I’m having breakthroughs over here! These books are amazing, but the message behind them is everything. CLJ for the win.

  7. Meagan Briggs says:

    Excited to see where all this takes you, Chris!!

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