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"Life is Delicious: A Collection of Recipes from the Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club," and "Peeling the Wild Onion: A Collection of Chicago Culinary Culture"

What they are: Fundraising cookbooks from community organizations like the Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club and the Junior League of Chicago have a long history. Buyers feel good spending money on them, because they know the proceeds benefit local projects. And readers love them, because they... Tribune photo by Bob Fila