"Community Cookbooks: Sponsors of Literacy and Community Identity"
In this article, Lisa Mastrangelo writes not only about the historical and cultural (and culinary) import of community cookbooks, but that "they function as literature practices of a community" (2015, pg. 73). Later she asserts that community cookbooks "in addition to sharing their community history through their recipes, they also reflect material conditions and geographical and traditional identities..." (pg. 83). Thus, the community cookbook was a way to share the identity of a community with outsiders (as Mastrangelo points out in the article) and insiders alike and for the latter, to participate in community through memory and understood context of certain recipes and language.