By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
With a hat tip to community and family, the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank has created a cookbook filled with love and many recipes.
Pass the Plate: A Taste of Salina is available for purchase from the food bank for $18. To place an order, call the food bank at 785-827-7111 or email [email protected].
For 50 years, the food bank has assisted thousands of families who have needed additional food support. Funds raised through cookbook sales will go toward assisting Saline County residents in need.
"Here in Kansas, family dinners are still a tradition. Grandparents share homemade recipes that have been passed down through the generations, and folks reminisce about that one dish that brought everyone together around the table. This Taste of Salina cookbook was created with love by the staff, board members, volunteers, friends, and neighbors of the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, all of whom share a love for food and a passion for community," a part of the forward to the cookbook reads.
Karen Couch, food bank executive director, told Salina Post that the organization began soliciting recipes in February by putting notices in a variety of locations, including church bulletins and on Facebook.
"We had over 200 recipes submitted from 90 friends and neighbors," Couch said.
People could submit as many recipes as they wished.
The cookbook is in a hard-sided three-ring binder that includes 107 pages of recipes. The sections of the cookbook include Appetizers & Beverages, Soups & Salads, Vegetables & Sides, Main Dishes, Breads/Rolls, Desserts, Breakfast, and Miscellaneous.
"Scattered throughout the cookbook are handy cooking and meal prep guides, as well as tidbits of information about the Food Bank," Couch added.