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County Invites Community to Share Recipes for Bicentennial Culinary Collection

Monday, November 27, 2023 | 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2023

County Invites Community to Share Recipes for Bicentennial Culinary Collection

A selection of recipes will be printed in a souvenir booklet to commemorate the Bicentennial.
WHO:  Leon County Government
WHAT:  Bicentennial Community Cookbook Call for Recipes
WHEN:  Now through Thursday, November 30, 2023
WHERE:  Submit recipes online.

In celebration of the Tallahassee-Leon County Bicentennial in 2024, Leon County Government invites the community to submit personal and family recipes for a culinary collection now through Thursday, November 30, 2023. The project will feature recipes from all corners of the County and serve as a lasting reminder of the County's rich history and culture. A selection of recipes will be displayed online and printed in a souvenir booklet that will be made available at Leon County Public Library locations and County Bicentennial events beginning in February 2024.

Recipe submissions from all categories, including appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and beverages, will be accepted. For more information and to submit recipes for consideration, visit Citizens may visit any library location for assistance with their online application.

This initiative is part of the County’s recent Library Lecture Series, “Preserving Your Food Stories: How to Write a Recipe,” which explored the history of recipe writing and how recipes can bridge generations.

As the community prepares to celebrate its past and envision its future with the Tallahassee-Leon County Bicentennial, recipes can help bring residents together by bridging generations and cultures. The collection will highlight Leon County’s rich local food traditions while embracing what makes the community unique.

The Tallahassee-Leon County Bicentennial celebrates 200 years of history, ambition, and innovation. Visit for a calendar of Bicentennial events and to learn more about the significant milestones of Tallahassee-Leon County from 1824 to 2024.

For more information, contact Michelle Ray, Library Services Coordinator, at (850) 606-2760 / or Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 /
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