A Cry for Help

by zesty on April 3, 2009 · 41 comments

Happy Friday! Wow, this has been one crazy week.  I wanted to switch things up a bit for the weekend and do a survey for my latest idea.  Now I planned on having this survey earlier in the week but I got tied up with a few things and well, you know how it goes.

So my idea is as follows.  I would like hear your input on a possible slogan for the new hugecooking.com clothing line (ie. t shirts, tank tops, aprons, long sleeve t shirts etc).  I have been battling with the idea for a couple of weeks and then I just realized – why don’t I ask the readers?  I have come up with, what I think is, a great slogan for the front of the t shirt (see below), however I need your opinion.

My goal for this clothing line is to donate the profit earned to the food bank. I thought it would be a great idea to help out the food bank since they offer a great service to people in need.

The survey below is a list of the narrowed down slogans.  Of course I am wide open to other suggestions in the comments.

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Below is a sample of what the t-shirt will look like in white.  There will be different styles and colors to choose from but my whole goal of this post is to get your feedback on the slogan choice and whether you feel like you would be interested in something like this.



Thanks so much in advance for your input and I look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Have a great weekend.

Take care



{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 foodsthatfit April 3, 2009 at 8:47 am

I LOVE that idea! I’m all about supporting a good cause, so I would totally buy one!


2 VeggieGirl April 3, 2009 at 9:05 am

Great stuff, Cooking!! Enjoy your weekend!!


3 Krista April 3, 2009 at 9:32 am

Great idea! I would buy one for sure!


4 brandi April 3, 2009 at 10:21 am

what a great idea to have some of the proceeds go to the Food Bank – they sure need it!


5 Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 3, 2009 at 11:08 am

Love the idea!!!


6 Rhodey April 3, 2009 at 11:09 am

didn’t I tell you get Cooking was the best one?

i should have been a marketing major, seriously. except those were the stone heads in school. so um, maybe not.


7 Joanne April 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Super idea and good cause.
I like…
“A little spicy, definitely lively, but TRULY Cooking!”
Just having fun with your great name ;)
The shirt looks great. Good luck.


8 Rachel April 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Have you thought about having the “zesty” in other colors or is there a significance to the green? I’ll buy an apron from you but for some reason the word “zesty” conjures up red in my mind.

I do like the get Cooking slogan. It’s catchy.


9 Sarah (lovINmytummy) April 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm

“Put yourself to the Zest”
“Zestfest 2009″
“A little Zest makes all the difference”
“Zesting everything but your fingers”
“More Zest than a bushel of lemons”
“Zestfully Cuisine”

I think I like yours better, but I had to throw mine in the ring.


10 Tineke April 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm

How about “Keep life Cooking”? Maybe a half-lime on there as well? That is probably just the designer part of me talking. :)


11 eatingbender April 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Just voted! Love it, Zestman :) Happy weekend!


12 K April 3, 2009 at 1:11 pm

What a great idea! I just voted :)

Have a great weekend!


13 coco April 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm

great idea! I just voted for i love to Eat! :D


14 monica April 3, 2009 at 2:29 pm

How about Zest this! :)


15 Meg April 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Love the shirt idea and your generosity of giving the proceeds to the food bank! You rock Cooking.


16 CaSaundra April 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Awesome design! I love the “Get Cooking” =) Way to get creative to support a cause. Have a great & restful weekend.


17 Danny April 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm

You should reach out to the folks at Neighborhoodies.com — they work with a lot of sites on charitable partnerships and have been retailing clothes on the web for years. Plus, they’re much cooler than the cafepress-type sites.


18 greenbean April 3, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Get Cooking is sassy! Makes me wanna dance


19 kaneil, balanceisbest April 3, 2009 at 6:59 pm

What an incredible idea! I’m sure your clothing line will do really well. I voted!

Way to go, Cooking!

Kaneil, balanceisbest


20 Bunny April 3, 2009 at 9:54 pm

What a nice guy you are!!! Love the idea! I voted too!


21 Lindsay April 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm

i totally love get Cooking (i voted too)!!! such an awesome slogan/catch phrase!


22 Danica April 3, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Zesty ~ You rock! I LOVE the idea of your shirts, but, even more so that you are donating the profits to The Food Bank. You have such a great heart. Good luck with it and keep us posted on how it goes. I will definitely get a shirt!

I voted for Get Cooking….but all the choices are pretty cool. Maybe you could offer a variety.


23 John April 4, 2009 at 12:54 am

Get Cooking


24 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) April 4, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Love it Cooking. What a great idea. Get Cooking got my vote! :)


25 glidingcalm April 4, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Awesome t-shirt! Seems like my vote was right in line with the majority of the others!

Oh and hey…….since I know you are really blog/computer savvy….can you tell me how I can get my “search bar” so it doesn’t cover my Product Review page tab? Would you possibly know how to fix that?! I’ve seen you help Kath and so many others, so I’m just curious if you check out my site and see if you know a remedy for the situation!

Thanks so much in advance!


26 ZestyCook April 5, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Since you are wordpress.com, it’s difficult to fix the problem due to lack of php access. The easiest thing to do is to shorten your “page names”.


27 thepinkpeppercorn April 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Just voted! Looks like I picked the most popular one – nice self-confidence booster…tee hee hee. Fun shirts!!


28 Megan April 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm

yay, i voted! i love pretty much every slogan though.

i SO want a t-shirt. i believe Cooking has just become one of my top 5 favorite words :)


29 Diana April 5, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I picked Get Cooking because I think it sounds really fun! :) Good luck!


30 Erica April 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm

I love the Get Cooking slogan! Super cute!!!


31 Emily April 5, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Hi Cooking!
Thanks so much for the compliment on my blog; I feel super honored that you stopped by and like my blog!

I always look forward to getting your emails, and I love the e-cookbook!


32 CG the Foodie April 6, 2009 at 1:39 am

Love your blog! I look forward to seeing what the ultimate design ends up being!


33 Juli (Peanut Butter and Juli) April 6, 2009 at 1:55 am

I love “Get Cooking!”

Like Emily above, I’m so happy you stopped by my blog and commented- definitely an honor, especially from a great cook like you.

Take care,


34 Oh She Glows April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm

GET Cooking hands down!!!!!

Love it!


35 ZestyCook fan for life April 7, 2009 at 1:22 am

I voted for Get Cooking, but I agree with a previous poster…I’m not a green fan per se. Huge red fan though. Either way your idea is awesome (profits to food bank). We need more people like you in this world.


36 ZestyCook fan for life April 7, 2009 at 1:24 am

P.S. I would make it just “get Cooking”…no punctuation. The simpler the better.


37 Marianne April 7, 2009 at 2:26 am

Get Cooking is short and sweet – always makes for a good slogan :)


38 Lee (for the love of peanut butter!) April 7, 2009 at 7:40 am

I love all the sayings-and I think I’d buy one to represent the amazing community AND to support a food bank. You go, Cooking!!


39 Kaye April 7, 2009 at 6:30 pm

It should totally be zestiness for the rest of us.
:D That sounds more like festivus!


40 Ellie April 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Get Cooking!!!!!!!


41 meloncauliflower April 9, 2009 at 8:12 pm

i vote for “get Cooking” – what an awesome idea :) i love that it’s for a good cause, too!


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