Mother-daughter duo Cheryl Larkin and Kate Kurelja create ‘Savoring the Shore’ cookbook for Sandy relief

A mother and daughter are helping to raise money for Sandy recovery with a new cookbook that brings restaurant owners and home chefs together. When

A mother and daughter are helping to raise money for Sandy recovery with a new cookbook that brings restaurant owners and home chefs together.

A mother and daughter are helping to raise money for Sandy recovery with a new cookbook that brings restaurant owners and home chefs together. (8/21/13)

POINT PLEASANT - A mother and daughter are helping to raise money for Sandy recovery with a new cookbook that brings restaurant owners and home chefs together.

When Cheryl Larkin and her daughter Kate Kurelja made their trip from their homes in Basking Ridge to their Point Pleasant beach house after Sandy, the damage overwhelmed them. They were determined to make a difference in the recovery effort.

The pair reached out to various groups, chefs and restaurants and invited them to participate.

Joe Introna, of Joe Leone's, was glad to help out. "I said, ‘I'm in.’ I mean this is just a no-brainer," he says.

"We don't want it to be a testimonial to all the devastation, we want it to be a celebration of the Shore," says Larkin. "So we thought, let's 'savor' what the Shore is about."

The mother and daughter have collected more than 100 recipes for the book, all of which have a tie to the Jersey Shore.

Kurelja says the book includes everyone from home cooks to superstar chefs. "I think that's the cool part of the book, that sense of community, and bringing everyone together," she says.

Larkin and Kurelja hope the proceeds will help with some overlooked community needs. They are fronting the money for "Savoring the Shore" and volunteering their time.

The book is expected to be available in September but a preview is offered on their website.
 

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