Recipes Worth Sharing honors decades of America’s Community Cookbooks

FRP Publishing has released Recipes Worth Sharing, a collection of recipes and stories from America’s most-loved community cookbooks.
By: FRP Books, Inc.
Nov. 7, 2008 - PRLog -- Decades before celebrity chefs told us what to eat, everyday women gathered favorite family recipes for community cookbooks. Community non-profits like church groups and junior leagues sold these cookbooks as fundraisers for their community improvement projects. These groups made real local impact and these cookbooks represented authentic local food culture.

These community groups from around the nation selected their favorite recipes from their own classic cookbooks and contributed them to Recipes Worth Sharing. Thus, the book is a plethora of American food culture as it exists in various regions.

The oldest recipes included are from Charleston Receipts, the first junior league cookbook, which the Junior League of Charleston, North Carolina published in 1951. Other recipes are from books as geographically diverse and new include:

- Grilled Chicken and Peach Salad: Shall We Gather from Wetumpka, Alabama’s Trinity Episcopal Church
- Sunday Favorite Brisket: Once Upon a Time from the Junior League of Evansville, Indiana
- Real Cajun Red Beans and Rice: Mardi Gras to Mistletoe from the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana
- Gourmet Mac ‘n’ Cheese: Celebrate the Rain from the Junior League of Seattle, Washington

Recipes Worth Sharing also features stories from the women who have created community cookbooks and accounts of how these simple books have helped their local communities in turn.

With more than 500 recipes from 82 community cookbooks, representing 26 states and 63 community groups, Recipes Worth Sharing is something to use and cherish for decades to come.

Recipes Worth Sharing (ISBN 978-0-87197543-0’ $24.95) is available online through the Cookbook Marketplace:, and through major book retailers such as Amazon.

The Cookbook Marketplace is the distribution division of FRP Books, Inc., FRP Publishing’s parent company.

Since 1961, Favorite Recipes® Press has specialized in helping non-profits and independent publishers from around the nation create, distribute, market and sell award-winning cookbooks. Favorite Recipes Press is an Imprint of FRP Books, Inc. and a member of the Southwestern/Great American Family of Companies.  
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FRP has produced 1000s of titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit nationwide organizations since 1961. We create, produce, market, and distribute 50-60 cookbook titles every year.
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