14 February 2009


Eileen Thaden





Junior league cookbook Wins Annual Tabasco Award


“A Thyme to Entertain: Menus & Traditions of Annapolis” is National Standout

Annapolis, MD [February 3, 2008] – Junior League of Annapolis, Inc., (JLA) announces that A Thyme to Entertain: Menus and Traditions of Annapolis cookbook has been named the Third Place National Winner in the 2008 Tabasco Community Cookbook Awards.  The award is sponsored by McIlhenney Company, the company that makes Tabasco and other sauces, and was established almost twenty years ago to recognize the role these unique books play in chronicling and preserving local culinary traditions. Junior League of Annapolis will receive a prize of $750 for its third place award for A Thyme to Entertain which was published in October 2007 and has sold over 4,500 copies to date.

A Thyme to Entertain: Menus and Traditions of Annapolis has also been named an official City of Annapolis cookbook by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer and the Annapolis City Council  and a Best Books Finalist in the Cookbook General category by USA Book News Awards.  A Thyme to Entertain: Menus & Traditions of Annapolis is an elegant coffee table style cookbook highlighting annual events and traditions around the Annapolis area featuring 13 chapters with party menus, 200 recipes, and 40 color photographs.

Proceeds from JLA cookbook sales benefit the ongoing community outreach programs of Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. which include It’s Elementary!, Juvenile Justice, Friends of Foster Care, Children’s Literacy, Community Assistance Donations, and Scholarship for Scholars.

JLA cookbooks can be ordered online at www.jlannapolis.org or by calling 410-573-9235. A Thyme to Entertain is the companion book to the highly successful Of Tide & Thyme cookbook, which has sold over 75,000 copies and is in its 10th printing. For more information on Junior League of Annapolis, Inc., please contact the JLA office directly at 410-224-8984 or email admin@jlannapolis.org


 About Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.

Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. It reaches out to all women of any race, religion or national origin who express an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. For more information about the JLA, please visit https://www.jlannapolis.org.