Decade of Dining takes second in national cookbook contest

Our Decade of Dining Cookbook is the product of 10 years of collaboration with programs around the world and members around the country. And now it’s a national award winner.

The Dining for Women cookbook that celebrates the recipes and cuisine from our programs and interests globally as well as the talents of our diverse membership, was honored with a second place win in the annual Morris Press Cookbook contest.

Morris Press, the leading publisher of community cookbooks, has conducted its community cookbook contest every year since 1999 and more than $107,000 has been awarded to support the winners’ community fundraising efforts.

The contest winners were selected out of 10 finalists by a panel of four judges from across the country:
Hannah Agran, Food and Features Editor for Midwest Living magazine, Robert Cano, Chef Instructor at
College of Dupage, Dawn Saxton, Co-Founder and VP of Product Development at Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery,
and Mark Aker, Executive Chef at Chicago Highlands.

In selecting the DFW cookbook, the judges said: This cookbook celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Dining for Women, which raises money for
international programs that empower women and girls in the poorest countries of the world. Well-written content
and stunning photos tell the stories of women who have benefitted from donations.

“With so many exceptional cookbook entries every year, it’s difficult to select finalists for our judges.” said
Tamara Omtvedt, Director of Marketing at Morris Press Cookbooks. “Community cookbooks preserve history
and regional cuisine, and more importantly, raise thousands for worthy causes. We are honored to be part of
that process.” Visit www.cookbookawards.com and www.morriscookbooks.com to learn more about the annual
cookbook contest and winners.

In addition to the recognition, Dining for Women receives a cash prize of $2,000.