Here's a taste of some of our firefighter's favorite recipes. To learn more about this project, check out Hometown Cooking's latest issue.
The nation's heroes.

When sirens blare, firefighters courageously ride to the rescue, ready to put their lives on the line. Unfortunately, in most areas, the critical service that firefighters perform has gone largely unappreciated. September 11th changed that. Some communities are raising funds for their local fire departments by compiling cookbooks of the firefighter's favorite recipes. Here are samples of the recipes you'll find in these cookbooks.

Blueberry Pound Cake

Blueberry Pound Cake Blueberries grow in great abundance in the Garden State of New Jersey. The firefighters of Berkeley Heights included this delicious coffee cake in their cookbook, Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire, Volume 2.


Thai Shrimp and Sesame Noodles Firefighters in San Diego, California, love Pacific Rim flavors, such as those in this recipe. Sometimes they use chicken in this favorite from their More Firehouse Favorites cookbook.


Crumb-Topped Peach Bake Peaches are synonymous with the state of Georgia, so it's no surprise that you'll find this delicious dessert recipe and other peach delights in Heritage of Hopeful, a cookbook by the firefighters of Hopewell, Georgia.


Panzanella Salad This colorful Tuscan salad may be the inspiration of thrifty cooks using up day-old bread, but its sheer simplicity has made it an all-time favorite from Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire, Volume 2. Juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers give it refreshing coolness.