WASHINGTON—April 3, 2013—From the pages of The Washington Post to hardback book, The Post presents its first ever cookbook featuring more than 170 readers’ favorite recipes spanning six decades. The Washington Post Cookbook: Readers’ Favorite Recipes will be available April 15, 2013, and can be preordered now on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, or by visiting www.washingtonpost.com/cookbook.

“Our readers have long asked for a collection of our best Food section recipes, and we can now offer the recipes they love all in one place,” said The Post’s deputy Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick, who edited the recipe collection. “‘The cookbook is overdue – inspired by those who have contributed recipes to The Post and by the people who use them each week.”

Its recipes include classics such as no-bake Filbert Fruit Delights (1956) and Butterflied Leg of Lamb (1972), and modern favorites such as Mahogany Short Ribs (2006) and Cauliflower Pesto Soup (2011). It also features standout desserts and a chapter on favorite cocktail recipes.

Phyllis Richman, retired Food editor of The Post and its long time restaurant critic, wrote the cookbook’s foreword describing the Food section’s connection to the Beltway’s evolution in becoming one of the country’s most popular culinary centers over the past half-century.

The Post’s Food section has won 10 James Beard Awards for journalism, including Best Newspaper Food Section in 2009 and 2010, and has earned Association of Food Journalists awards for writing, visual presentation, blogging, and general excellence in 24 of the 26 years since the awards were initiated.

The cookbook is published by Time Capsule Press.

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About the Publisher

Time Capsule Press is a publishing imprint that specializes in the creation of books and other printed material using the archival content of newspapers, magazines and photo agencies. Time Capsule Press has partnered with Getty Images, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post in the production of book titles.

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