Door County’s Edgewood Orchard’s Benefit Cookbook Featured in Paris

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.

Anne Emerson and daughter Nell Jarosh, who produced the cookbook with graphic designer and photographer Dan Cross, 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 percent of the book’s $24.95 price given to charities. 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.

An Artist’s Food for the Soul is sold throughout the county. For more information and/or to order the cookbook, visit