Recipe for Success

by Diane Peterson for The Press Democrat

In the spring of 1999, when the Mexican women of Anderson Valley started writing down salsa recipes as an English-language exercise at school, they had no idea their action would lead to an award-winning cookbook.

"We simply wanted to teach the women to support each other in their lives," said Barbara Goodell, director of the Anderson Valley Adult School in Boonville. "But when they started to make the salsas, the salsas were so beautiful that we decided to make a recipe book."