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Pen to Plate

Do you have a recipe with a unique story behind it?

Pen to Print are collecting recipes and stories to add to our new publication Pen to Plate.

Taste and smell are among our senses that can generate recollections from our past.  We often associate special memories with treasured family recipes or meals, for example we eat our favourite meal and it takes us back to when we were a child, I for one can’t forget my Mum’s Sunday roast! We are looking for these special recipes and memories to share with each other in our latest publication.

It could be a memory of sharing a meal with your family or a meal you enjoy that reminds you of an important event or person in your life.

If you have a recipe and a story to go with it we would like to know.
Share it with others an help create more special memories for the future.

We would like a list of ingredients along with the amounts you need of each ingredient and instructions on how to prepare your special dish. In no more than 2,000 words we would also like you to tell the story that makes the dish special for you.

We aim to collect all the recipes and stories together in a book to be published in 2020.  If you are included, we will give you a copy. We will contact you to let you know when the book is going to be published. We will also make the book available in our local libraries.

We have some examples below of recipies submitted by local young people from LBBD Flipside and the LBBD Peer Support Group.

CLICK HERE for Luke’s Cheese Twists     CLICK HERE for Regina’s Brigadiers   

 CLICK HERE for Molly’s Brownies

Please don’t forget to include a contact name along with an email, phone number or address so we can contact you.

Send them to us at the Pen to Print office by email with the Subjct Line: Pen to Plate
Alternatively, you can post them to us please address them to:

Pen to Plate Recipes
Pen to Print
Dagenham Library
1 Church Elm Lane
RM10 9QS

Please note that by submitting recipes and stories writers are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of submission see below.

Full T&Cs of Submission

By submitting content and specifying consent to print rights the writer agrees, should said content be accepted for potential print publication, to allow London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) Pen to Print a non-exclusive licence to publish said content in print in the United Kingdom for the legal term of copyright.

Publication by LBBD Pen to Print does not affect the right of the writer to publish said content elsewhere, either digitally or in print.

By submitting content, the writer declares there is no agreement, embargo, or other such limitations currently imposed upon said content from a current or previous publisher, or any other company or organisation. If it is found by LBBD Pen to Print that content has been published in breach of an existing agreement, responsibility for the reproduction of said content will be entirely with the writer, with LBBD Pen to Print not being held liable.

By submitting content, the writer declares that said content is entirely his/her/their own work and is not plagiarised or copied from another writer’s content. If it is found by LBBD Pen to Print that content has been plagiarised or copied, responsibility for the reproduction of said content will be entirely with the writer, with LBBD Pen to Print not being held liable.

By submitting content the writer agrees to LBBD Pen to Print holding their name, pseudonym (if applicable), email address, biography, website and any social media links, for the duration of the submission process and, if said content is accepted, for the duration of publication of said content, and consent to receiving updates regarding their submission status including confirmation of receipt, acceptance or non-acceptance of online publication, acceptance of print publication (if applicable), updates and notifications regarding print publication (if applicable), editorial adjustments or discussion, updates to writer profiles, changes to these terms, and any other contact deemed reasonably necessary in relation to the publication of said content. These details will not be shared with third parties and contact will only be regarding submitted content or the public profile held on LBBD Pen to Print.