I don’t know how chefs put together cook books with hundreds of recipes. Just putting forty or so together took me months, between the layouts, cooking, and photographing. And of course, as soon as I went to print I found a few more typos. Oh well.
Blurb, the online custom printer I used, is a wonderful service that allows you to digitally preview the book and even place orders at print cost. So feel free to flip through the book or even purchase one (if you dare!).