We've all come across them at some time or another: as a school fundraiser, to commemorate the anniversary of an organization, or pulled together as a memory of a family reunion. Community cookbooks are little spiral-bound treasures of each of our own personal histories.
I have a few in my pantry: one from the 100-year celebration of my childhood church, one from my large extended family. They're full of recommended recipes from people I know and trust. Some are introduced with stories that make leafing through these books not just a great resource for recipes, but a pleasurable read.
Do you have any community cookbooks in your collection? Where are they from?
Have you ever contributed to one? What recipes do you like to contribute?
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