Calling All Cooks

Have a recipe you think belongs in print? Want to help a good cause? Local award-winning writer Monica Bhide is seeking recipe submissions for a fundraising cookbook for the local nonprofit Center for Multicultural Human Services. Recipes should be easy and family-friendly and should appeal to children of varied backgrounds. The submission deadline is Nov. 15. Please read Monica's request letter, posted in the first comment below, for guidelines on how to submit your recipe.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Dear Friends,

I am collecting recipes for a labor of love—a fundraising cookbook for the local non-profit Center for Multicultural Human Services (CMHS).

CMHS’s mission is to help people from ethnically diverse backgrounds succeed by providing comprehensive, culturally sensitive mental health and related services, and by conducting research and training to make such services more widely available. Rekindling hope and rebuilding live, the Centre is staffed by multi-ethnic, multilingual social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, education specialists, art therapists, and graduate interns from local universities. Families are from --- Turkey, Somalia, Bosnia, India, Russia, Vietnam, Spain, Cambodia, Japan, Portugal, China, Korea, Germany to name just a few. Services offered include -- Program for Survivors of Torture and Severe Trauma (PSTT), multicultural mental health treatment and evaluation services, aid to victims of domestic violence, housing, cross cultural training, children’s education, and much more.

Since its inception in the early 80s CMHS has developed a wide range of services in 30 languages and now serves more than 6,000 individuals and families annually throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. CMHS's holistic, comprehensive model of services responds to the needs of today's culturally diverse immigrants and refugees, most of who arrive in the US from war-torn, impoverished countries.

The fundraising cookbook will be a collection of fun and easy family-friendly recipes appealing to children of varied backgrounds. Its purpose will be to help the Centre raise money to further its mission in helping these families and kids.

I am donating my time and effort to this good cause and I would like to invite you to contribute a recipe or two. Although there will be no fee provided for recipes, you will receive the good will and blessings from all the families the center helps. We will also publish your name with your recipe(s).

Please see form below for contribution guidelines and details. The deadline for this project is Nov 15th 2005. You can email me the recipe directly . This is truly a labor of love so please be sure the recipes work.

Thanks very much to Amanda for allowing me the liberty to post this note here and I look forward to your contribution.

Recipe Form

Please keep the recipes simple and easy. These are meant for children so your favorite kids recipe will be perfect here.

Telephone no. Fax no.
E-mail Website
Recipe from the kitchen of
Passed down from
A creative adaptation based on a recipe from cookbook
Title of recipe
Introduction (Use 25 words or less. Entice the cook to try your recipe! Provide a personal recommendation, a family anecdote, or serving instructions.)
Category – Pick one – (1) soup, salad and appetizers (2) poultry and meats, (3) seafood, (4) rice and sides, (5) vegetables, (6) desserts and drinks
List of ingredients in order used
Method (Number each step, and start each step with a verb such as combine, place, mix, cream, etc.)
Yield (Specify number of servings.)

Best wishes,
Monica Bhide
Phone - 1- 703 869 1211

(email: mbhide99@yahoo.com)