Showcasing more than 100 recipes from 69 chefs, restaurants, and producers in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley, The Aspen Cookbook supports the local food and beverage industry by sharing beloved dishes and stories behind them. The 162-page collection presents a smorgasbord of scrumptious fare for brunch, soup, salad, starters, main dishes, cocktails, sweets, and even a dog treat Many recipes are vegetarian (or easily adapted) and all were created and tested for cooking at Aspen altitude (7,908 feet above sea level).
Curated and edited by Amanda Rae Busch, featuring full-color photos plus whimsical illustrations by designer Julia Bridgforth, and with a foreword by Food & Wine editor in chief Hunter Lewis, The Aspen Cookbook was produced by YPN Aspen as a feel-good fundraiser for restaurants strained by the coronavirus pandemic that began in spring 2020. Book sales and charitable donations fund a relief grant program launched by YPN Aspen. Dig in to this delicious collection and join Aspen around the dining table, wherever you live. The Aspen Cookbook is $45 (charitable donations welcome) and available at booksellers, shops, and hotels in Aspen and at AspenCookbook.com.