2009 Winners

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A. Lincoln Cookbook – A Cookbook of Epic Portions

First Place: $5,000

A. Lincoln Cookbook – A Cookbook
of Epic Portions

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Springfield, IL

Judges' Comments:
“The cover is elegant and perfect for the content, with the unmistakable signature. This is a ‘wow’ book…The dividers are beautiful and interesting – an education in a cookbook. A clear winner!”
~ Diana McMillen

“One of my favorite cookbooks. I really enjoyed the recipes, as well as the historical significance of many of them.”
~ Robert Cano

“I really loved the ongoing use of cutlery and place settings to reinforce the themes of each section and divider…extra points for ‘era’ recipes.”
~ Dawn Saxton

Proceeds Support: ALPLM Volunteer Services Department
Gross Sales: $61,047
Group’s Web Site: www.alplm.org

Paws to Celebrate

Second Place: $2,000

Paws to Celebrate
Greater Birmingham Humane Society Auxiliary
Birmingham, AL

Judges' Comments:
“My kids love animals – this is a great book for them. The tips in the back and web sites are very good!”
~ Mark Aker

“This is a pet lover’s cookbook: whimsical, fun illustrations…a special chapter of recipes for pets…The recipes fit the fun tone of the book.”
~ Diana McMillen

“This book was very cute, good sounding recipes, wide variety, and very well put together. All the pet info at the back of the book was awesome.”
~ Robert Cano

Proceeds Support: Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Gross Sales: $30,000
Group’s Web Site: www.gbhs.org

Culinary Classics

Third Place: $1,000

Culinary Classics
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Association of Faculty & Friends
Hershey, PA

Judges' Comments:
“A well-rounded cookbook with lots of recipes.”
~ Robert Cano

“I love the quotes on pages and dividers. People would like the recipe collection. It’s very approachable.”
~ Diana McMillen

Proceeds Support: Palliative Care Service
Gross Sales: $29,100
Group’s Web Site: www.pennstatehershey.org/web/aff/home

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