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All the Nomz: A Geeky Cookbook for Charity

By Phil Plait

Iâm a geek. I bet you are, too.

Assuming also that youâre human, you probably need to eat, and you may even appreciate good food.

Still with me? Good. Then Iâll make this simple: Buy All the Nomz, a cookbook edited by geeks, with recipes submitted by an array of assorted other geeks, including me. Itâs only a suggested cost of $5. Five bucks!

Iâll make it easy: Click this link here and buy the book.

Iâll get to the details in a sec, but if you click that link, youâll note it says youâre donating to a charity called Childâs Play. Thatâs because the creators of All the Nomz are donating all the proceeds from this book to that charity, which is awesome: They give books, toys, and video games to sick kids in hospitals. This is one of the most wonderful charities on Earth; they make these children feel better, and they help them turn to the nerd side. Every kid should have the chance to do that.

If the charity sounds familiar, it may be because I participate in the annual Desert Bus for Hope dork-a-thon. My friend Liz Smith asked me to join in, and Iâve found itâs generally the intelligent choice to do what she says. She has some skin in the game, too, which she wrote about in this very personal and moving piece.

Now, about the book: It features a lot of pretty hardcore geeks, including Paul and Storm (one recipe each), the Doubleclicks, Molly Lewis, Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal, Joseph Scrimshaw, Bonnie Burton, and more. That includes me: I submitted my favorite dessert recipe. Itâs for raspberry bars, which are super easy to make and are so good your head will atomize and explode outward at the speed of light when you eat them.

Thatâs it. So Iâm not kidding: Buy the book, make the yummy food, and be a part of something that is really terrific.

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