Community cookbooks are cookbooks compiled by members of a community, church, school or other organization as a fund raiser. The recipes are submitted by members of the group and often consist of favorite family or regional recipes. As such, they can be a wealth of information about local cuisine, ethnic recipes and regional favorites. They will often contain ingredients not usually found throughout the country, but specific to the community represented. They can be found very easily at most thrift stores and garage sales for a minimal amount of cash!