Smithers Community Cancer Care team needs recipes

The Community Cancer Care team is getting ready to publish their third cookbook and are asking residents to send in their favourite recipes.

The Smithers Community Cancer Care team is getting ready to publish their third cookbook and are asking residents to send in their favourite recipes.

It isn’t a small undertaking as the CCC need a cupboard full of recipes, CCC member, Debbie Courtliff said.

“We have about 200 pages and two recipes per page,” Courtliff explained.

The first two cookbooks, Sharing and Caring, Recipes from the Bulkley Valley and What’s Cooking in the Valley raised about $30,000 and found their way into homes across Canada and around the world, Kathy Johnston, also with CCC, said.

Funds raised from the sale of cookbooks are used to help cover travel and accommodation costs associated with cancer treatments, Johnston said.

“So the money we raise stays in the community,” Courtliff said.

The cookbooks are divided into sections typical of most cookbooks, from entrees to desserts.

As with the previous cookbooks, the third volume will have recipes penned by professional chefs from local restaurants.

“We did it the first year and it worked out well, so we’re going to do it again,” Johnston said.

The CCC is also looking for recipes from celebrity chefs such as local politicians, media and other personalities from around town.

The third volume will however feature two new sections, Courtliff said.

“We’re adding Holiday Favourites and Gluten-free sections,” she said.

Recipes are welcome from all area residents, young and old.

The only request the committee makes is the recipes be mindful of healthy living and eating choices, with one important exception.

“Desserts are desserts,” Courtliff said.

The CCC has yet to name the third cookbook and is enlisting the help of area residents.

As a token of their gratitude, the CCC will give the author of the winning entry a free copy of the new cookbook.

Courtliff and Johnston said they hope to have the cookbook published in June and tie its release into Centennial celebrations.

Although recipes can be written by hand, the CCC prefer recipes submitted electronically using a pre-formatted recipe sheet.

To receive an electronic copy of the recipe sheet contact the CCC at: ccctrecipes3@gmail.com.

Copies of the recipe sheet can also be picked up at the Healthy Living Centre on Main Street, Kitchen Works, The Twin Valley Inn and Foxhole Bakery.

Deadline to submit recipes is March 15, 2013.