Catamount Arts has announced its latest community-generated endeavor, a cookbook crafted of recipes and artwork submitted by home cooks and local chefs of all ages. The Kingdom COVID Cookbook invites community members to submit [up to two] recipes they’ve perfected during quarantine, whether brand new or longtime family classics, along with a very brief explanation, story, or additional context about what role the recipes play not only in contributors’ kitchens but in their lives.
“There are a lot of people cooking at home who probably don’t think of themselves as artists,” says Jody Fried of Catamount Arts, “and this project will reinforce that of course cooking and baking are art.”
The Kingdom COVID Cookbook also encourages artists to submit work that relates to food, recipes, mealtime, and cooking. Drawings, paintings, poetry, collages, and other types of art are all welcome additions to the project. Organizers plan to promote the cookbook and engage the community by posting short online videos of local foodies, artists, and community members cooking or sharing helpful tips at home.
Recipes, videos, and artwork are welcome now through March 13 and can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
While recipes will appear as submitted on the website, they may be edited for length in the printed version.
There will also be a series of drawings that will take place over the course of the project. Every other Saturday (February 13th, February 27th, and March 13th) there will be a drawing live on Catamount Arts’ Facebook page. All participants who have submitted recipes and artwork will be included in the drawings. Prizes include kitchen utensils from Natural Provisions and gift cards from the Littleton Food Co-op.
At the close of the project, Catamount Arts will be partnering with Railroad Street Press to produce a print version of the cookbook available for purchase.