The Story Behind “Cooking Comically”

Screen Shot 2013 09 11 at 11.57.02 PM 560x208Cooking Comically is a new cookbook with “Recipes So Easy You’ll Actually Make Them.” It’s a passion project of a guy named Tyler Capps. You may recognize the style if you happen to frequent Reddit, because that is where his idea really took off. Late one night, Tyler took his passion for drawing into the kitchen and cooked up something amazing. His “2AM Chili” recipe was a mix of witty cartoons accompanying photos of his mouthwatering chili. Tyler submitted the photo series to Reddit, and over night his post became a sensation among the popular Internet community forum garnering a top spot on its front page.

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He now has developed the idea into a full cookbook, and is a member of American Express’s Passion Project :

I didn’t start Cooking Comically as a money making venture. I started it because I saw an audience enjoying something that I would’ve done anyway. I do this because I’m passionate about comics and food and combining the two has proven to be one of best things to ever happen to me. Just knowing that there are people reading and enjoying what I do blows my mind every time I think about it. And as it turns out there are certain people and organizations that want to help me make this idea the best it can possibly be. American Express, unbelievably, has turned out to be one of those organizations. They very kindly invited me to be a part of their #PassionProject series and after speaking with the people involved and seeing the others that they had included I was very happy and flattered to be a part of it.

The book is now available for preorder on Amazon, and you can learn more about other Passion Projects on YouTube.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.
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