I think you might want to get in touch with a publisher before you spend too much time on the book. They probably know what is requested on the market - cause no point doing a book if there already are hundreds just like it.
Find your special thing. Don't do a book "for yourself" but according to the market's needs, after all you want it to sell. If you could work together with people with knowldge from start you would not have to redo things.
But I'm no publisher, nor have I written any books. This is just what life experience tells me. So again, my word of advice is to get in touch with people working with this daily.
Fanny, if you found the original too much work, I think it's better to break it into smaller chunks like this. And you might find that when you finish all of them, that you're happy to put them altogether as one volume then!
Has your Neil Perry arrived yet?
Definitely agree that it would be good to get in touch with a publisher for advice...as for me, I would definitely buy a book on breakfasts :-)
This picture isn't bad. You obviously already use depth of field which is essential for food pictures, maybe a little work on lights, but then what do I know.
There are many many cookbooks on the market already, so getting in touch with a publisher would be a good idea if selling your book is very important. An alternative would be to create it in electronic form, html, with a good structure and search features, and sell it for a low price on the internet as a shareware cookbook. That way there are no production costs. Advertising it would be mostly through your food blog, so you would also need to post content there and participate in the different food blogging events to be crosslinked. Once again, this is advice from someone with no experience in these matters.
Thank you so much for your comments. I will definitly get in touch with a publisher; though i think that a book about breakfast is requested on the market. I've always wanted and only found 1 or 2 that were not exactly what i was waiting for.
I too am writing my first cookbook. I never thought it would take so long, but what a wonderful adventure it is so far.