SCHUYLER FALLS Local author James P. Hewitt has a new book available that aims to make mouths water and culinary connoisseurs take notice. The Adirondack Cookbook is 140-page paperback compilation of recipes collected from individuals and restaurants across the Adirondack Mountains region. Many of the recipes are accompanied by a brief story or history, giving readers a glimpse at what makes them special to their contributors. The recipes, which Hewitt received from businesses that include Arnie's in Plattsburgh, Pleasant Corners in Keeseville, and The Deers Head in Elizabethtown, range from soups and salads to seafood entrees and desserts like mocha cheesecake. I love to cook and eat, Hewitt said as he explained his motivation for developing a cookbook. As a child in elementary school, I toured the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park and fell in love with cooking. A percentage of the proceeds from sales of the book will benefit the Adirondack Forty Sixers and the Adirondack Mountain Club, two organizations Hewitt said work hard at keeping the Adirondack Park a safe and natural environment. I am a transplant to the area, as are the majority of the people who live in the Adirondacks, Hewitt said as he explained his love for the region. I was raised in Long Island and then in a small town in Westchester County, called Goldens Bridge. I first came up here as a child to a Boy Scout camp in Brandt Lake ... When it was time to raise a family, I could think of no finer a place than the Adirondacks. Hewitts love for the Adirondacks will translate into his next project, a book about the regions 46 High Peaks. The book, said Hewitt, will educate readers about safe hiking, winter hiking, how each mountain received its name, and its location, elevation and rank in the 46er list. Other projects in the works include a nonfiction book about memory loss and how to combat the condition and a fiction piece about a man who gets the gift of immortality and becomes an avenger for the gods against mans evil. As for The Adirondack Cookbook, Hewitt said he doesnt plan for this to be the only version he produces. My goal is to publish a new version of this cookbook every couple of years, he said. Future editions of the cookbook will be included with recipes in this edition providing readers with an extended collection of ideas for new and interesting creations. The Adirondack Cookbook is available on-line at http://stores.lulu.com/jamesphewitt and may be ordered through local bookstores and on-line book retailers.