‘Recipes of Youngstown’ Offers Special for Business Journal Readers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This weekend, Business Journal and After Hours Youngstown readers can get a special discount on the Recipes of Youngstown cookbooks. 

Following Thursday’s After Hours Report featuring the Recipes of Youngstown cookbooks, the Recipes of Youngstown group has offered Business Journal and After Hours Youngstown viewers a special promo code for this weekend only. The three-book series is a collection of family recipes from current and former Youngstown-area residents passed down through the generations.

The promo code, AfterHours5, can be used to receive $5 off your pre-order of the Recipes of Youngstown series of cookbooks. Orders can be placed on the organization’s new website

The recipes of Youngstown Facebook group began in 2013 with founder Bobbi Ennett Allen. At the time, she and her husband were living in California. “We started it because I was unable to get recipes for good food in California that I grew up with,” says Allen.

Since then, the group has grown to more than 13,000 members sharing family recipes. The first cookbook was published in August 2013 with the goal of raising funds for Lanterman’s Mill in Mill Creek Park. The first 2,500 copies sold out on the first day. That first edition has since raised $82,000 to save the Mill’s waterwheel.

With the second book in the series, the group underwrote the kitchen at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for $50,000 and then went on to raise about $20,000 more. The third book benefits the veterans’ scholarship at Youngstown State University. As of March this year, it has raised $30,000.

“Recipes of Youngstown has been a way for us to give back,” Allen says, “and some of the people involved are some of the best cooks and they were taught by some better cooks. It’s always been something special and we hope to keep it going for a long time.”

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