2007 Winners

See our press release (PDF) and a sample recipe from each book.

Paradise Chocolate Fest Cookbook

First Place: $5,000

Paradise Chocolate Fest Cookbook
Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley
Chico and Paradise, CA

Judges' Comments:
“I love the concept. Who doesn’t love chocolate? The forward clearly explains the concept of the book, the charity, and the people behind it. It’s obvious there was a lot of thought and planning put into [Paradise Chocolate Fest].”
~ Alison Ashton

“Anyone with a love of chocolate will delight in the variety of recipes and unusual uses of chocolate in recipes.”
~ Diana McMillen

The Art of Cooking

Second Place: $2,000

The Art of Cooking: Recipes from the Heart
Sparrow Hospital Guild
Lansing, MI

Judges' Comments:
“A nice mix of recipes for both novice and more confident cooks...great variety, with a lot of appealing ideas. It’s nice to see both ‘citizen’ and ‘chef’ submissions.”
~ Rebekah Denn

“A very nice collection of recipes. A good cross section of flavors and easy to more challenging preparations.”
~ Diana McMillen

Spunky Monkey

Third Place: $1,000

Spunky Monkey Cookbook
Sock Monkeys Ministry
Alabaster, AL

Judges' Comments:
“The cute photos show a lot of creativity and humor. The recipes are a good collection of American family classics.”
~ Rebekah Denn

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