Everybody has one -- a favorite family recipe or one that garners rave reviews at every gathering. Whatever the tasty dish, Mount Dora residents, teachers, and businesses are being asked to submit their best recipe to be included in the city’s upcoming cookbook.
The book of delicacies will be sold at downtown’s Barrel of Books and Games to raise funds for Mount Dora High School’s long-overdue stadium improvements. An anonymous local merchant donated the cost of the printing, so 100% of the proceeds will go to improving the time-battered stadium.
"We're having fun engaging a broad range of residents, local merchants and Mount Dora High supporters," says MDHS alumna Trella Mott, chair of the MDHS Stadium Improvement Project Committee.
Recipes for tasty appetizers, entrees and side dishes, as well as fresh salads, desserts and cocktails are being sought. Kids can also submit a favorite recipe for the Kids’ Favorites section. The deadline to submit recipes is Monday, January 31.
With a focus on celebrating the high school's 100th anniversary (1921-2021), the cookbook will also include bits of history and photos related to Mount Dora and the stadium, which originally opened in 1962 as the Mount Dora Community Bowl. The local cookbook will also be sprinkled with words of wisdom by Bobbie Clement, a beloved teacher who guided MDHS students for four decades.
Recipes can be submitted either by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Mount Dora Recipes, 128 W. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora, FL 32757. The cookbooks will be $18.95 and pre-ordering is encouraged. Click here for more information.