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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Mother’s Cookbook – An EarthBound – Inspired Cookbook

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Mother’s Cookbook is a beautifully quirky and tasty EarthBound-inspired cookbook written by Hillary Froemel with original recipes developed by Chef Bryan Connor. They’re excited to be joined by additional professional artists, photographers, and a slew of other collaborators such as Alyssa Browning, Nick Lauer, and Patrick Ryan Deasy.  EarthBound is a heartwarming and strange game that is impossible not to fall in love with. It’s a cult classic filled to the brim with memorable characters, constant pop culture references, and an overwhelming sense of charm. The wacky and sometimes outlandish food in the game struck a chord with many of its fans, us included. Who can forget Trout Yogurt?

Originally released on the SNES in 1995, EarthBound (or MOTHER 2 as it is known in Japan) is a role-playing game (RPG) designed by Shigesato Itoi and developed by APE Inc.  Their goal is to capture this game’s unparalleled charm in a brand new package; a cookbook!  Their book includes over 50 original recipes inspired by the game’s memorable characters, fantastical locations, and sometimes odd food items. This 8″ x 10″ cookbook will be available in hardcover, paperback, and digital form.  Don’t worry, the game may have stunk but all the recipes in this book will produce delicious and funky fresh dishes! They hope you enjoy over 140 pages of full-color professional photos, easy-to-read cooking instructions, delightful doodles, and endearing notes from mom herself.

As of January 10th, this project has raised $45,000 of their $10,000 goal. This project has 1 day left to raise a much as it can! For a pledge of $15, you will get a digital copy of the book.  For a pledge of $35, you will get a physical copy of the book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: