‘Recipes of Youngstown’ Tasting Event May 7

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Recipes of Youngstown group will host “Memories of Mama’s Kitchen,” from noon to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.

In conjunction with Mothers Day, May 8, this tasting event will feature over 30 recipes that honor the delicious dishes we remember our moms, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers used to make.

Bobbi Ennett Allen, the Recipes of Youngstown administrator, said, “We want to honor the women who were our role models in the kitchen.  With each passing year, their memories — their special recipes — become more and more important to us, Allen said.” We’ll have pictures of our mothers by the dish we’re serving and we’ll wear old fashioned aprons that fit right in with the 1948 Youngstown Kitchen exhibit that’s at Tyler.”

The highlight of the event is the dedication of the Recipes of Youngstown Kitchen.  Sales from the cookbook as well as from two previous tasting events plus pierogy and Brier Hill pizza sales have brought in significant funding toward the $50,000 goal.  To complete this pledge, the community is invited to attend “Memories of Mama’s Kitchen.”

Admission and parking are free but guests can purchase six tasting tickets for a $5 donation.  There will also be a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and grand prize raffle.
The Recipes group hopes the public will consider buying cookbooks as gifts for Mothers Day, graduations, and weddings.  For more information, call 330 743 2589 or go to mahoninghistory.org or cookbookshoppe.com.

Pictured: Members of the Recipes of Youngstown facebook group are preparing for a special tasting event and kitchen dedication in conjunction with Mothers Day weekend.  Posing by the Youngstown Steel Kitchen exhibit on display in the Fok Gallery at the Tyler History Center are John Heasley, Bobbi Ennett Allen, Keith Evans, Ernie DiRenzo, JoAnn Donahue, Patty Gahagan Ruby, Bobbie Snyder Chalky.

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