Edgewood Orchard Galleries recently learned that their benefit cookbook, An Artist’s Food for the Soul, will be included in the Paris Cookbook Fair to be held March 3 – 6, 2011 in Paris, France.
Anne Emerson and daughter Nell Jarosh, who produced the cookbook with graphic designer and photographer Dan Cross of Idea Studio, have no idea how the cookbook came to the attention of the organizers of the show. This is the first year the annual international fair will have a special section for charity cookbooks.
An Artist’s Food for the Soul was published in July, 2009 to celebrate the gallery’s 40th anniversary. All labor, materials, and full-color printing (by Castle Pierce in Oshkosh), were donated, and 100% of the book’s $24.95 price is given to charities, primarily in Door County, that benefit children. Nearly 3,400 books have been sold, raising over $84,000. If all 6,000 books sell, the total amount raised and donated will be $150,000.
This is the second benefit cookbook Edgewood Orchard has published. The first, An Artist’s Food for Thought, is now out of print. It raised $76,000. for non-profit organizations addressing hunger. An Artist’s Food for the Soul is a mixture of all-new favorite recipes from gallery artists, staff and family along with beautiful artwork, photos and stories throughout. The money raised has been given to many Door County social service, educational, and cultural organizations serving children.
An Artist’s Food for the Soul is sold throughout the county at places that donate the full purchase price back to the fund, which is part of the Door County Community Foundation. The book is currently available at Base Camp/Ecology Sports, Clay Bay Pottery, The Cookery, Cornucopia, Door County Coffee & Tea, Gills Rock Stoneware, Great Northern by Design, Harbor Tea and Spices, Jacksonport Craft Cottage, Madison Avenue Wine Shop, The Main Course, Main Street Market, the Miller Art Museum, Passtimes Books, Red Cup Coffee, Spin, and the YMCA.
Though Edgewood Orchard is closed for the winter, the cookbook can be ordered through the gallery website, EdgewoodOrchard.com, for shipping in time for holiday giving.