Ever wanted to get your neighborhood-famous recipe for flank steak or your signature blackberry margarita published? Now's your chance. In a fundraiser for the Peace House, Parkite Ginny Schulman is putting together a cookbook from Park City locals. Here's the scoop:

Ginny Schulman, a long time supporter of Peace House, is creating a cookbook of locals’ favorite recipes to benefit Peace House in their mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence. The cookbook: “Park City Cooks” has been a year long endeavor by Schulman in conjunction with local Lauren Vitulli who worked to create the dividers and the cover of the book drawn by Andi Carnell, a local 9-year old.

Everyone from chefs, business people, kids and caterers to just plain folks, are invited to submit up to three recipes and be a part of this community project. So far close to 175 have been submitted and the end product of the book will contain over 200 recipes, and in addition to people food, we’re looking for dog treat recipes (this is Park City after all!), exotic drink recipes (both alcoholic and non), and also lotions and body products. Include fun anecdotes like, “My husband hates Brussels sprouts, but he loves them when I fix them this way,” “this pie reminds me of summers spent on my grandparents’ Iowa farm.” Chefs, caterers and restaurants may submit a one-paragraph biography. Each recipe will be identified by the person submitting it and should be sent to Ginny@SkiPC.com no later than May 25th in a WORD file or a file that can be cut and pasted.

The cookbook will cost $20 and will be presented July 1st at the Luxury Home Tour Auction held at LaCaille Restaurant. It will also be available at the following venues:

· the Luxury Home Tour August 14th

· the Peace House Booth at the Silly Market in June and July

· the Park City Board of Realtors

· the Peace House office

· various local retailers

Books can also be pre-ordered—forms will be available by email or FAX. All charges and checks should be made out to Park City Board of Realtors Philanthropic Foundation, and all net proceeds after paying printing costs will be donated to Peace House.

In these difficult economic times there has been a significant increase in domestic violence, which results in more requests asking Peace House for help. We hope the book will be a financial success and make people aware of the problem of domestic violence and the needs of Peace House for your support.

For more information on Peace House, call 435.658.4739 or go to www.peacehouse.org.

About Peace House

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence, Peace House is a nonprofit organization located in Park City, Utah, and established in 1995. Through education, shelter and support services, Peace House empowers women to break the cycle of domestic violence in their own lives and those of their children. Peace House also reaches out to individuals and groups within our service area of Summit and Wasatch counties with education and awareness programs to help break the cycle of domestic violence in the communities. For more about Peace House, call 435-658-4739 or visit the web at www.peacehouse.org.