Cookbooks published by Favorite Recipes Press (FRP)—one of the nation’s largest producers of custom cookbooks for organizations, restaurants, and culinary professionals—won half of the 16th Annual Tabasco® Community Cookbook Awards. In FRP’s 45-year history, books produced by the company have won more than 80 of the coveted Tabasco® Awards.
Established by the McIlhenny Company in 1989 to recognize the best of community cookbooks and their importance in preserving and recording America’s rich culinary history, the Tabasco Awards confer to winners the status of having earned pride of place on the nation’s cookbook shelves. “It is a distinct honor and privilege to recognize these remarkable cookbooks,” said McIlhenny Company President and CEO Paul McIlhenny. “The countless hours of work required to produce such extraordinary books are matched only by the commitment each organization has for maintaining and celebrating regional culinary traditions, which are impressively displayed in each of these winning volumes.”
Half of the twelve awards presented this year went to FRP publishers: Steamboat Seasons, published by the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado won the Second Place National Award. Creating Comfort, published by the Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas, Texas won the Third Place National Award. FRP titles also won 3 of the five regional awards given this year: Roux to Do, published by the Junior League of Greater Covington won for the Southern category; the Junior League of Saginaw Valley won the Northeast region for Between the Lakes; and the West was won by the Junior League of San Diego’s California Sol Food.
For its outstanding achievement of more than 100,000 copies sold, the Junior League of Baton Rouge earned their record third induction to the Walter S. McIlhenny Hall of Fame for River Road Recipes III: A Healthy Collection. The book is also a recipient of a 1994 Tabasco Community Cookbook Award. River Road Recipes I and II are also Hall of Fame members.
Favorite Recipes Press was founded in 1961 by Morris Dees and Millard Fuller. The company has since worked with hundreds of motivated organizations, restauranteurs, grocers, and culinary professionals to produce cookbooks treasured across the country. FRP provides complete support for self-publishers from editorial and design to warehousing, distribution, and marketing services.