About the Cookbook
Celebrate Brooklyn Park’s rich potato history by helping to create a community cookbook! Brooklyn Park farmers worked together to plant and harvest their potato fields; they helped one another in times of hardship and celebration. Today, Brooklyn Park residents do the same though in different ways. Then as in now, food plays a key role in human interactions. Food is a universal language; it brings people together, can bridge language and cultural differences, and is often a focal point during celebrations. The aim of this cookbook is to celebrate our city’s heritage as well as our diversity and the things that bring us together using food, specifically the potato.
Be a part of creating this cookbook by submitting a recipe to be included in the cookbook, Cooking with Spud: Celebrate Brooklyn Park Community Cookbook – Celebrating our rich potato history. Include with your recipe why it has special meaning or significance for you and/or your family.
We have decided to delay the publication of the cookbook in order to allow more people to submit recipes. With this extension we hope to create more opportunity for participation and to develop a cookbook that better reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of our community and how food (i.e. potatoes) can build unity among people.
Printed copies of the cookbook will be available beginning May 2021. The cookbook will be launched during Historic Eidem Farm’s annual Spring on the Farm event where copies can also be bought. Additional copies will be sold online, at other city events and during the Brooklyn Park Farmer’s Market.
Individuals who submitted recipes selected to be in the cookbook will receive free entrance to Historic Eidem Farm’s annual Spring on the Farm event where the cookbook will be launched. All individuals who submitted recipes and/or cover artwork will be entered into a drawing for a free cookbook with the winner announced during the launch event. The winner of the cookbook cover art contest will also receive a free cookbook during the launch.
Individuals who live and/or work in Brooklyn Park are invited to submit a recipe(s) for a Celebrate Brooklyn Park Community Cookbook. Recipes can be for any type of dish or item, but potatoes (of any variety) must be included in the recipe. Individuals may be of any age but must either be a resident or work in Brooklyn Park.
Deadline to submit recipes is March 27, 2021. Submissions may also be mailed-in and must be postmarked by March 27, 2020. Mail submissions to: Community Cookbook, Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. Request a paper copy of the recipe submission by phone at 763-493-8333.
When submitting your recipe, please write out ingredients and measurements completely using the imperial system (cups, teaspoon, pound, ounces, etc.).
Submit your recipe below.
Cookbook Cover Contest
The contest for the cookbook cover is closed. The cover artwork will be selected from drawings previously submitted.
Winner of the cover contest will be announced spring 2022 and will be able to pick up their free cookbook at the launch during Historic Eidem Farm’s annual Spring on the Farm event in May 2021.