Intuition cooks up some charitble giving with a cookbook

Intuition cooks up some charitble giving with a cookbook

Celebrates local cooks, raises money for Second Harvest –

Owners and employees of locally-owned businesses share a special kinship. Though they often have to deal with challenges not faced by chain restaurants and retailers, they appreciate their independence and celebrate their success – not only theirs but their fellow entrepreneurs’. And because they recognize the importance of community to their success, local businesses (at least in these parts) love to give back. Case in point: Cooking With Intuition.
“The staff collectively came to the realization that we needed to do a cookbook,” says Cari Sanchez-Potter, Intuition Ale Works general manager. “Ben [Davis, owner of Intuition] brought it up at one of the Mug Club potlucks, and the idea quickly escalated from doing a spiral-bound, community-type cookbook to this 288-page, hardcover behemoth.”
The tantalizing tome features more than 80 recipes from local chefs, home cooks, food bloggers and Intuition staff. Not only does the book celebrate the culinary creativity of individuals, it also speaks to the burgeoning food and craft beer scene in Jacksonville – and raises awareness and funds for Second Harvest Food Bank, a local non-profit group dedicated to serving the hungry and educating the public about domestic hunger issues.

“Giving back to the community has been a central part of our mission since day one,” Sanchez-Potter says.
Three San Marco establishments contributed recipes to the cookbook: Bistro Aix, Grape & Grain Exchange and Taverna. Local photographer Laura Evans shot each of the 100-plus photos.

Cookbooks are available at Intuition Ale Works (720 King St.) and participating businesses. Visit for more information.
By Kerry Speckman
Resident Community News

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