Skaneateles Festival to publish cookbook

The Skaneateles Festival has long been associated not only with the finest music, but also with good food and warm hospitality, as Bon Appetit magazine highlighted several years ago in their feature on the Festival and its relationship with gourmet food. The beloved recipes that have become hallmarks of Festival dinners and celebrations will soon be available to all in the eagerly-awaited Skaneateles Festival Cookbook, to be published this fall.

The Festival Cookbook will feature delectable recipes from dozens of musicians, staff, volunteers and community members who have helped create the Festival's special lakeside ambiance. In addition to enticing local, regional and international recipes, the cookbook will include favorite photos and stories from throughout the Festival's 28-year history.

"Excellent food is one of the things that makes the Skaneateles Festival unique," said Louise Robinson, one of the Festival's founders. "Over the years we've discovered that the combination of camaraderie and good food help the musicians give their very best, and we're delighted to share so many of our wonderful recipes with all."

All Skaneateles Festival fans are welcome to contribute recipes for the Festival Cookbook. Recipes will be accepted through August 15 and may be submitted online at skanfest.org by clicking on "Festival Cookbook" on the right-hand side of the homepage. Interested cooks may also call 685-7418, e-mail music@skanfest.org or pick up a recipe form at Festival concerts from Aug. 8 to 11.

The Skaneateles Festival Cookbook will be available in November, in time for holiday gift-giving. Proceeds from the sale of the books will benefit the Skaneateles Festival, a not-for-profit organization.

About the Festival

Since 1980, the Skaneateles Festival has grown from a few concerts in the local library to a month-long celebration each August that attracts people from all over the United States.

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