Wednesday, October 21, 2009

what's in an index?

I had never contemplated that an index is actually written. There is an actual process which involves putting hand to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and thinking it all out. Mind you, that's a serious mind-twisting puzzle. You know, like the kind you work out with that Michael Jordan tongue sticking out of the corner of your mouth because you're concentrating so hard. Next time you open a cookbook, check out the index. If you've ever had to write one, they will all seem like their own litte masterpieces. Every bit as difficult as coming up with the 300 or so recipes that actually have to get categorized in an index.

So, we are in the midst of listing our bruschettas and our layer cakes in a way that will hopefully make it easier than ever for you to find them amidst the 200 pages of our wee book. After all, that is by definition the job of an index. And we are so glad to be at this stage.

After a few years of work we are about to unveil the finished product. We're planning on having Simply Deliteful available in time for Christmas. We will be back soon to let you know when to expect it for certain.