Local residents invited to submit recipes for cookbook sponsored by Dunkirk Free Library

Dunkirk/ Chadwick Bay grew to be a thriving community because of the hardworking families who settled here. The members of this community brought with them customs and traditions from their various countries of origin which they honored and handed down to following generations.

Food, based on family recipes, became a way of bridging cultural divides, celebrating holidays and marking special occasions. Today the exchange of recipes generates a flood of memories and almost always one hears the wistful comment, “I wish we had asked Mom or Grandma for her recipe.”

Help keep local history alive through your favorite families recipes by sending us the recipe (preferably in digital format), together with the name of and a few lines about the person whose recipe you wish to submit for possible inclusion in our Dunkirk Library sponsored cookbook.

Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will benefit the Dunkirk Free Library.

Entries may be emailed to dunkirklibrary@gmail.com marked “Recipe”, mailed to Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048, or brought in person to the library.

Submissions will be accepted through Aug. 30.