Library officials asked for a range of recipes, including appetizers, main courses, deserts, breakfasts, soups and salads. Alternative recipes such as those without gluten, dairy or meat are especially desirable, according to the release.

To submit a recipe for inclusion: Write an explanation of what the recipe means in one paragraph or less — “Even better if it has some kind of connection to Evanston!” — and send it to A photograph of the completed dish and the full name of the person submitting the recipe are optional.