Mayor’s Office Names Beginnings the Official Cookbook of Akron.The Junior League of Akron and the Office of the Mayor are proud to announce Beginnings, A Collection of Appetizers as the official cookbook of Akron. This beautiful 184-page cookbook was first presented in 2000 and features the many beginnings of Akron, the Junior League of Akron and 220 recipes for the perfect beginning to any party – appetizers. Mayor Don Plusquellic says that it is the Junior League of Akron’s legacy of commitment to serving the Akron community that has made its cookbook worthy of citywide accolades.
“The Junior League of Akron has been so instrumental in founding and furthering numerous charitable organizations within the Akron community,” said Mayor Don Plusquellic. “That is why the cookbook, Beginnings, is the perfect compliment to Akron and is deserving of being deemed the official cookbook of Akron.” Christine Beckner, President of the Junior League of Akron, 2003-04, adds “our League membership encompasses 28 communities within the Akron area, and this book demonstrates the same diversity as our members.”
The cookbook can be purchased on this website and at local area retailers including: The Cookery (Western Reserve School of Cooking), Dubois Bookstore, Hower House, La Maison, Learned Owl, and West Point Market. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook benefits community projects supported by the Junior League of Akron.