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Darien Cooks! Community Cookbook
February 23, 2021
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 1, 2021
Darien Cooks! – featuring custom artwork by Darien’s resident artist extraordinaire, Nobu Miki – celebrates the power of cooking to bring together a community, our community!
In the early months of the pandemic, The Community Fund of Darien and the Darien YMCA came together to discuss a community building project. We gathered to brainstorm and we said, ‘well, we’re all stuck, inside, at home and have been doing a lot of cooking, spending time with family, and having meals together’. That was our inspiration for this treasury of Darien recipes to feed the soul, your family, and our community.
We saw it as an opportunity to engage our neighbors, to capture this moment in time, to give us all a variety of options for, solving the everlasting question ‘what’s for dinner?’, as well as a way to support our community projects.
Ways to Participate
- Submit a treasured family recipe – see below for guidelines
- Become an underwriter to be permanently connected to this community project!
- Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses – see below for availability and benefits
- Pre-order Darien Cooks! for $50 and/or purchase a glass cutting board designed by Nobu Miki for $35
We hope you will join us by submitting your family recipes – BY MARCH 1ST – and ultimately enjoy paging through your neighbor’s favorite recipes and create newfound favorites for your family.
From our homes to yours,
Jennifer Gardner, Darien YMCA
Janet King, The Community Fund of Darien