Photo by Betty Pauwells

Altrusa Laconia Cookbook!

We are proud to present our newly published books now available for sale. They may be ordered by submitting a request online to or through any member. You’ll also find them at various local events Altrusa participates in. Watch your local newspapers.



This cookbook is named for our signature fundraiser. Begun in 1990, the “Taste of the Lakes Region” features a multitude of area restaurants who offer samples of their most popular dishes.

The contents contained herein are a culmination of 300 recipes from members as well as those from Lakes Region eateries that have supported, and continue to support, Altrusa.

Proceeds from the event, as well as all sales from this book, benefit the many community projects the club undertakes throughout the year.