Illumination Fund Launches NYC Green Cart Cookbook

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund unveiled a cookbook, which features healthy recipes using ingredients found on NYC Green Carts, at a reception with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Elliot Marcus and chef and restaurant owner Marcus Samuelsson. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Thomas Farley, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, submitted forwards for the charity cookbook funded by the Illumination Fund, which features 26 recipes donated by renowned chefs, New York City institutions, initiative partners and Green Cart vendors. The hors d’oeuvres for the evening were inspired by the cookbook recipes, and fruit from Mohammed Islam’s Green Cart on West 125th Street was enjoyed by attendees.

Cookbooks are available for free at local Green Carts and are also available for download.