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COMMUNITY HELPINGS COOKBOOK to benefit area food pantries

COMMUNITY HELPINGS COOKBOOK to benefit area food pantries launches December 7th

Over the past 3 months, the people of Plymouth Congregational Church have been gathering recipes from church members, area chefs and community leaders to produce a cookbook to benefit food pantries in the communities of Arlington, Belmont, Waltham and Watertown. 

The 190-page book features 125 recipes and is priced at $15.  All proceeds in excess of production costs (about $11 per book) will be divided among food pantries in the four towns.   With its first press run, the church plans to raise $2,750. 

Readers will enjoy recipes from several familiar faces in all 4 towns, including food pantry volunteers, area clergy, community farms, school teachers,  police and firefighters,  community leaders, and area chefs including Teddy Piandes of Teddy’s Kitchen and Tom Cutrone of Savino’s in Belmont, Paul Turano at Tryst in Arlington, Jeff Pond of  Area Four in Cambridge, and  Bryan Roof of America’s Test Kitchen. 

The books editors say the book’s name comes from a simple idea:  “children learn from a young age to look for community helpers when they need help.  We wanted to highlight helpers in our community and expand the reach of our cookbook beyond our membership. As you offer helpings of these foods to your families and friends, we can feed people in need in our communities.”

The book is available for sale at the Plymouth Church Christmas Fair on December 7th from 10-4 and thereafter in the church office at 582 Pleasant St in Belmont.  Copies will also be available at Artefact Home/Garden, 1000 Pleasant Street, Belmont and other area locations. See the church’s website at www.plymouthchurch.net for more information, or call 617 484 5257.

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