Friends of the Calabasas Library are accepting submissions for a new cookbook to be written by Calabasas cooks, and they hope to have an eclectic mix of dishes.
"We have such a wonderful blend of cultures in our community," said Karyn Foley, a former councilwoman and organizer of the effort. "It would be nice to have something you wouldn't find in other books."
The book will be edited by local cookbook author Ann Goldenson, who wrote the "No Fudge Cookbook." She said cookbooks are the most popular books sold, and she thought it would be a good way to raise money for the fledgling local library.
She also said she is looking forward to receiving new and interesting recipes from the community.
"It makes a well-rounded book to have a lot of different things," she said.
Organizers want to have the book ready by fall, with proceeds from sales of the $10 book going to library services, books and other programs.
Restaurant chefs have agreed to submit their favorite recipes, but individuals are encouraged to submit their own creations as well. Foley said they may send as many recipes as they choose, from appetizers to desserts.
Recipes may be submitted to the Calabasas Library Service Center, 23645 Calabasas Road, Calabasas 91302, or to Cookbook, 24528 Palermo Drive, Calabasas 91302. Submissions also will be accepted by fax to (818) 222-9999.