SOURCE: BakeSpace, Inc.

December 06, 2007 21:14 ET

Free Online Group Cookbooks Are Gifts That Last Year-Round Interactive Cookbooks Enable Friends and Family Members to Share Treasured Recipes; Printable Gift Cards Make Great Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2007) - Food lovers and last-minute holiday shoppers can create a uniquely personalized gift by building a free online group cookbook on -- the Web's largest and tastiest food-themed social network.

Online group cookbooks can be customized with photos, graphics, videos and other visual elements. They take just minutes to create, and BakeSpace makes it easy to print or e-mail personalized gift cards that include instructions on how to access the cookbook and add recipes.

Group cookbooks are the latest feature added to The grassroots online community enables foodies to post, search and share recipes, raid the "virtual pantry" (forums), chat in "the tearoom," create blogs, upload videos, and stage their own live cooking demonstrations. Nearly 20,000 registered members from more than 150 countries range from teenagers just starting to explore the culinary lifestyle to great grandparents who want to share and catalogue their family recipes.

"A group cookbook is an interactive and uniquely personal gift that will be treasured by friends and family members long after the holidays are over," said BakeSpace Founder Babette Pepaj. "Unlike published or even customized print cookbooks, online BakeSpace group cookbooks can continue to evolve with new recipes. They provide an online gathering place for people to connect and share their passion for all things food-related."

More information about BakeSpace online group cookbooks and holiday gift cards is available at


Launched in August 2006, BakeSpace has grown to become the Web's largest food-themed social network. It is a grassroots online community where members post, search and exchange recipes, share culinary tips and build relationships with other food enthusiasts from around the world. Bon Appetit magazine described the site as, "Charming in its simplicity, country kitchen aesthetic and ease of use, BakeSpace is an open invitation not only to bakers, but to cooks of all kinds." BakeSpace was a 2007 Webby Award Official Honoree, and the only food-oriented site recognized in the competitive "Social Networking" category. More information about BakeSpace is available at

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