First, he brought us "Holidazed: A Cocktail Cookbook for Getting Lit on Christmas," with vegetarian and vegan recipes for traditional and original cocktails plus eats and treats. Next, he teamed up with environmentalist and actor Ed Begley Jr. for "A Vegan Survival Guide for the Holidays," a free, downloadable cookbook that’s focused on food, with a few cocktails recipes thrown in for good measure.
Now, frequent Mother Nature Network contributor Jerry James Stone is teaming up with K.C. Cornell of G-Free Foodie fame to publish "Made with Coffee," a cookbook of recipes that use coffee in creative and delicious ways.
In fact, it's the creativity that Stone, Cornell and other book contributors — who include published authors, home cooks, up-and-coming food bloggers and even "Cupcake Wars" winners — that sets this book apart and may even get those who don't like to cook into the kitchen.
"We believe exploring ingredients in fun and new ways is the perfect way to address that. By thinking out of the box, we hope to get more and more people cooking. And if we do, we have done our job," they say on the Kickstarter page they've created to fund "Made with Coffee." You can learn more about the project in the video below:
In addition to recipes, the book will touch on the history, science and culture of coffee.
Jerry and his collaborators are hoping to raise $15,000 on Kickstarter to finish the book. The money will help them do several things, including recipe testing and paying those who contributed to the book (both very important) as well as photography, graphic design and actual publishing.
Pledges start at $10 and at the $30 level, you can pre-order a copy of the book. There are various pledge levels going all the way up to $300 that will get you an invite to the VIP launch party of the book in San Francisco (travel, lodging and other expenses not included).
The plan is to have the book done, printed and in people's hands by summer 2017.
For a peek at what Jerry can do with coffee as an ingredient, take a look at these recipes he's shared with MNN that include coffee as an ingredient:
And, watch this video where he demonstrates how to make Coffee & Black Bean Brownies (Gluten Free)