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More than a cookbook


Former grocer and deli operator, Carol Ann Kates, has collected more than three hundred family-tested, customer-approved recipes into an award-winning, best-selling cookbook that shares her life’s work. A recent review found Secret Recipes from the Corner Market to be: “Replete with lovely illustrations, as well as fun, fascinating historical details. Kates’ work offers a uniquely immersive take on the modern cookbook.” 

Written in an easy-to-understand style, Kates makes difficult recipes seem simple.  “….the author opens the door of culinary art to the Door Dash generation, while offering a heartfelt and enduringly relevant cookbook that anyone can enjoy.”


  • Stuffed with practical and delicious recipes to give readers creative ways to use every day fare.

  • Flavored with old favorites, upscale cuisine, and secret recipes to delight your palate.

  • Spiced with entertaining anecdotes to lift your spirits.

  • Sprinkled with fascinating tidbits of food history for a trip down memory lane.

  • Tossed with Carol Ann’s personal advice about selecting and storing ingredients for savory results.

  • Served in the corner market environment to make you feel right at home.

Secret Recipes from the Corner Market

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