Alameda Food Bank Creates a Cookbook

The new book features recipes from local chefs, restaurateurs, and other notables.


Image courtesy of the Alameda Food Bank

Volunteers, clients, and friends of the Alameda Food Bank have created a new cookbook whose proceeds will help support AFB's forty-year mission to provide thousands of low- and moderate-income Alameda residents with nutritious food. 

Ranging from simple to complex and representing a wide array of cultures and budgets, the recipes in Alameda Cooks run the gamut from starters to entrées to desserts and beyond, including specialty dishs such as "Peg's French Toast," meant for feeding a breakfast crowd. 

Some of the recipes were contributed by local chefs and restaurants, such as Tomatina's Chicken Rigatoni (depicted above). Some come from island notables, such as former Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer's Spinach, Mushroom, Onion, and Gorgonzola Baked Egg Dish. 

Other recipes are made only with ingredients available to clients from the AFB's all-choice pantry.

“Feeding the island is our primary mission,” said the book's editor and AFB board member Linda Crabbe. 

“This is just another way of helping our neighbors put food on their tables by raising money for a critical community service.”

Copies of the book are available from 9 a.m. to 12 noon weekdays at the AFB (1900 Thau Way, Alameda) and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Alameda Farmers' Market (Haight Avenue at Webster Street). Copies can also be ordered online.


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