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Keene senior group cooking up book

KEENE - The Keene seniors, the Golden Peaks, are seeking a bit of help from the Keene community in serving up a special cookbook.

The cookbook will be the Golden Peaks commemorative contribution to Keenes 2008 bicentennial celebration. Because of the pleasant memories associated with flavors and aromas of local recipes, this cookbook will probably be entitled Tasteful Memories.

"The recipes will be a combination of the old and new. Truly a representation of many generations of cooksthose time-tested family recipes and the newer favorites always enjoyed at family or community gatherings," said Golden Peaks president Jean Clifford.

A variety of tried and true recipes are needed, ranging from main dishes, breads, comfort foods, snacks and finger foods, candies and desserts, sauces and salads, and preserves and pickles. Clifford asked that submissions note the name of the person contributing the recipe and its creator, if known.

Following its printing in the spring, the cookbook will be available for a nominal price at the numerous bicentennial activities.

Robin Lawrence, Jean Coolidge, and Carolyn Kiernan, as members of the cookbook committee, will contact some known Keene chefs directly, and will be also soliciting submissions. To donate family and favorite recipes, contact Clifford at 576-9710.

The town of Keene was formed in 1808, and contains Keene, Keene Valley, and St. Huberts. Preparations are currently underway to host a townwide bicentennial commemoration in 2008.

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