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?
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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