Call for recipes: Roots Cookbook, Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Growing Roots for Healthy Communities: The Cook Book

This year’s Farm to Table Pittsburgh Conference will be happening on March 24th and March 25th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The theme of this year’s Conference is Growing Roots for Healthy Communities and it’s all about celebrating the diversity of farming and traditional, multi-cultural cooking methods that make eating local fun, educational, and enriching.

We want your recipe- your background- and your story- to be a part of our first ever ROOTS Cookbook! The Cookbook will celebrate the diversity of cultures we have in our region- from American to International, family recipes to new exciting cross-cultural creations.

Food is the great connector in our communities and the ROOTS Cookbook serves as a gathering place for the stories, recipes, and history that bring us together.

The Cookbook will be sold at the Conference, with proceeds benefiting For Good Pittsburgh. For Good works to create positive experiences for individuals in the Pittsburgh area by pairing them with organizations, companies and private citizens who have the desire and the resources to do good. The Cookbook will be available at Farm to Table events

Please provide us with the following information:

  1. Recipe with ingredient list
  2. Background (where is this recipe from/ what part of the country or world)
  3. Brief 2-3 line story about the recipe if available
  4. Picture of yourself or the recipe or ingredients or picture of a family member who passes along the recipe

If you would like to perform a cooking demo your recipe LIVE at the Conference on Friday, March 24 or Saturday, March 25, we invite you to do so! Demos will be happening both days of the conference. Just indicate that you would like to demo your recipe in your email submission of your recipe.

Please fill out this web form with your recipe and don’t forget to attach a photo and/or logo if you have one:


Please email your recipe and info to:

In exchange you will receive:

  • Feature in the cookbook
  • A ticket to the Farm to Table Conference (March 25 Conference ticket)
  • Social media mentions*
  • Possible inclusion in press efforts*
  • Opportunity to present and cook your dish live on-site on March 24 or March 25 at the Farm to Table Conference

Please let us know if you prefer to not be included in press or social media. We are happy to honor your requests regarding promotion!