FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2021
City of New Britain Seeks 150 Family Recipes to Reflect New Britain’s Culture in Honor of Its Sesquicentennial Celebration
New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the City of New Britain Department of Community Services announced today that the City is inviting New Britain residents to take part in the yearlong 150th anniversary celebrations by submitting their recipes to be included in a Recipe Book that will highlight the multicultural food scene here in New Britain.
“New Britain has such a rich and diverse culture that is portrayed by so many different types of food,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “Our goal is to document, highlight and share that culture through this recipe book. This is a great way for people to contribute and get involved in the City’s Sesquicentennial celebrations.”
Any resident who has a favorite recipe is welcome to submit it. This recipe book offers community members an interactive way to celebrate the City’s 150th anniversary while highlighting the food of the vibrant cultures that can be found in New Britain in a unique way.
The City of New Britain Department of Community Services has been collecting recipe submissions for the past few months and has already received about 70 recipes. The goal is to collect 150 recipes that help exemplify the culture of New Britain.
“We as a team felt that the best way to get people involved is through food,” said Director of Community Services Mallory Deprey. “‘Breaking bread’ is a term used to show a sense of fellowship with a group of people, and what better way than to share one’s favorite recipe which will be published for years to come!”
The sentiment of highlighting New Britain’s diversity and culture of food is shared by Omar McDew Youth Advocate for the New Britain Youth & Family Services Department. “New Britain’s diversity has often been evidenced by the multitude of ethnic cuisine,” said McDew. “This recipe book will include many different dishes that people in our community enjoy.”
Recipes can be submitted to email@example.com or by filling out a recipe form at the Community Services Department City Hall Room 301. Individuals interested in participating can also request a recipe form by contacting the Community Services Department at 860-826-3366.
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