SINCLAIRVILLE - Officials at the Sinclairville Free Library say the library's new cookbook is a culinary treasure filled with the ''best of best'' of local recipes, seasoned with a generous dash of history as well.
The cookbook, ''Tasty Reading,'' is on sale for $10. The new publication, featuring favorite dishes and baked goods concocted by local and area residents, also includes a special bonus.
A couple of recipes, reportedly favorites of Lucille Ball, were provided by Gracie Munson, a good friend of the famous comedienne's mother, who passed on the recipes to Mrs. Munson some time ago.
Sinclairville Free Library manager, Beth Hadley and Cathy Obert, a member of the Library Ways and Means Committee, display ‘‘Tasty Reading,’’ a cookbook filled with local and area recipes and a dash of history.
Beth Hadley says the 120-page cookbook also includes a number of historical photos taken from library archives, and offers helpful hints. Getting a cookbook together had been on the backburner of the Ways and Means Committee - headed by Elaine Palmer Titus - for some time, Mrs. Hadley said.
''It was decided this was the year to go with the book,'' she said.
The project, spearheaded and coordinated by W&M Committee member, Cathy Obert, was undertaken as a special Sinclairville Bicentennial project as well as a library fundraiser.
''It's really generated a lot of interest.''
''It's really generated a lot of interest,'' Mrs. Hadley said. ''The other day, several travelers - one with the family name of Sinclair - dropped by. They just had to stop and get information on Sinclairville. While they were here, they picked up of number of books as souvenirs.''
Mrs. Hadley said books are available at the library, and will be featured there during the Sept. 12 Bicentennial celebration.