Move over, Rachael Ray. Pardon our flour dust, Paula Deen.
The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for recognition as a culinary creator of historical note is open to anyone in Austin, Cory or Eckert who submits their favorite recipe in time for the Orchard City Centennial Cookbook.
The Town's Centennial Committee has taken on the project of putting together a homegrown collection of good food, from appetizers and beverages to desserts, and some of everything in between.
The project is in need of recipes from all around Orchard City, and organizers are calling for local cooks to contribute their best ones for the effort.
The Committee hopes to produce a cookbook representing recipes throughout the town and each of the communities of Austin, Cory and Eckert.
In order to have the volume ready for sale by the beginning of Centennial events in May, recipe submissions need to be in as soon as possible. The cutoff date is the end of March.
Submissions should include the name and residence (Austin, Cory or Eckert) of the submitter.
Categories will be appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, breads and rolls, desserts and "this n' that."
The book is being planned to include an introduction with a historical narrative of the town and its communities.