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The Bank Cook update


Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. As I write , there have been over 3700 visitors to this blog. And the book has been mentioned in the Times UK, the Church Times, the Croydon Advertiser, Families First Mag and few local newspapers across the UK and a radio interview on a national radio.

the Bank Cook in the Advertiser paper
the Bank Cook in the Advertiser paper

I do hope that you have managed to print few copies and donated them to your local foodbank and various food parcels distributors. I understand that offices where food vouchers are given have also been giving away copies of The Bank Cook, which is great!

I have been receiving feedbacks and one of the most recurring ones were of small charities requesting a version of the book which will not use so much ink.

I have now done it and hope it will be much easier for you to print copies. Please click on the link below to open and save a copy before printing.

Recipes for food bank users – no background low res

If you are from a company which would like to donate copies of the book, please be sure to add your logo or info at the back so people would know that you were the kind donor. You should use the original version of the book. Click here to see it.

The printing guidelines remain the same as previously and if you need a higher resolution, please email me to nashjulie9@gmail.com or DM me via twitter @hjulienne.

any bread will do... this is a tuna & sweetcorn
any bread will do… this is a tuna & sweetcorn

For those who think you cannot reproduce these recipes based on look of the pictures, could I ask you to just take few minutes and just read the rice puddings page and the tuna & sweetcorn page? That will give you an idea on how easy the recipes are and the extra added are £1.00 or less.

Rice pudding with Kiwi (0.20p) and shortbread
Rice pudding with Kiwi (0.20p) and shortbread

Unfortunately, everything is well presented and that might be misleading, but please just take a minute to read through one or 2 recipes and you will see how much more you might get out of the food parcels.

printout of the book
Me holding a printout of the book

Thanks again for checking in.

Every blessing.

Hortense

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Printing guidelines


This is rice pudding
This is rice pudding

So, you have decided to print some copies of the booklet for your local food bank.
On behalf of those who are going to receive a copy, MERCI BUCKETS… (It means thanks a million).

I believe that the work done here is good and the print should reflect that. Download the booklet form HERE.
Imagine that you are one of the end users and visualise how the copy that you would like to receive looks like.

Here are my basic recommendations:
• Request a high resolution version of the book as the one here on the blog has a low resolution.
• The cover of the booklet should be harder than the inside pages.
• Mat or gloss finish is up to you.
• The inside pages preferably should be printed on 160gsm card, which means that the outside cover should be 160gsm or higher.
• The binding should be with glue and not stapled.
• The finished document should be A5 (half A4) full coloured booklet.

If you are going to add your logo at the back of the booklet, I am sure you would like the print to reflect YOU. So, quality is more important than quantity.

Do not print 100 low quality if you can print 50 of good quality. If you visit some food banks you will see that quality of goods that are given are often high end and rarely own brand. That should be reflected on the printed document.

Please let me know if you want to include your logo at the back so I can send you the version of the booklet saying “This print run is sponsored by:”

If you have questions, please email me at nashjulie9@gmail.com.

Thanks again for considering printing and donating some booklets for free.

PS: Anyone who uses photos or recipes of this booklet to include in any document that is for sale without my express authorisation will be sued.
Hortense