A Whole New Flavor: Cookbook 411 is now Cook & Eat

I got a bit of an itch this weekend to do something about my foodblog. Updating the design has been on my list for some time now… and inspite of the fact that I should have been doing lots of other things, I got sucked in.

First, let me explain the name change. If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that the initial idea was to create a whole user-driven forum for tips and tricks on cookbooks… hence the name Cookbook 411. The forums didn’t take off as well as the blog, and finally I removed the whole forum section from the blog because I spent too much time cleaning out spam. But, I kept the name despite the fact that the blog was about far more than cookbooks.

That has been nagging me now for months. It was a hard decision to finally pull the plug and make the shift. I’d developed a little bit of a following with Cookbook 411… I actually have regular readers, and I really didn’t want to annoy anyone, and I know what a pain it is to go and have to change blog rolls. But it was time. So to my regular readers, sorry for the shake-up and thank you for sticking with me! And welcome to Cook & Eat! You’ll still see the same photos and content, just at a new address and in a new look.

So, that brings me to the new look. It’s different. REALLY different. I want to get to more of a magazine look and feel, but I know I’m not quite there yet. Still, I think it’s pretty cool. I’m sure I’ll be tweaking it over the next few weeks, but I’d love to get your feedback, especially if you have problems with anything!

The old site will be forwarding to Cook & Eat for quite a while, but you’ll need to update your RSS feeds to get new stuff. You can do that quickly here:

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Thanks all!