After taking a roundtrip promotional tour across United States 40, Patricia McDaniel, chair of the Historic National Road Yard Sale, got the idea for a cookbook containing regional recipes.
While on her trip, McDaniel, of Dublin, Ind., only ate at local restaurants, bed and breakfasts and people's homes.
This year, McDaniel is writing her third cookbook, "The Historic National Road Yard Sale Cookbook." The first two were very successful, she said.
Each year the cookbook has featured a specific state. The first year featured Indiana, and the second year featured Ohio. This year's cookbook will feature the state of Maryland.
McDaniel said she wants a cookbook specializing in foods from across U.S. 40, the same path the annual yard sale takes place on.
The Historic National Road Yard Sale takes place the first Wednesday after Memorial Day. From St. Louis, all the way to Baltimore, people set out their clothing, trinkets, furniture and toys for others to buy.
Inspired by the longest yard sale in the nation's path, McDaniel wanted a cookbook full of unordinary recipes.
While looking through one of the cookbooks, a woman told McDaniel she would like to buy it, but she knew her kids wouldn't eat any of the meals.
"That was the best thing anyone has said about the cookbooks in a long time," McDaniel said.
She is looking for recipes that contain local products and are specific to the region.
"The more unusual the better," she said.
McDaniel is asking for recipes to include in her cookbook such as recipes from restaurants no longer in business or long-time family recipes. All recipes must be sent by Aug. 20.
Send recipes to Patricia McDaniel, PO Box 357, Dublin, Ind., 47335 or by e-mail to email@example.com.