Tables of Content Awards

  • Favorite Recipes Press 2008 Cookbook Awards - Winner

  • 17th Annual TABASCO® Community Cookbook Awards - South Regional Winner

  • The Eric Hoffer Awards for Independent Books - Winner in the Home Category

  • National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards - Winner in the Cookbook Category

  • USA Book News National Best Book Awards 2007 - Finalist in the General Cookbook Category

  • ForeWord Magazine 2006 Book Awards - Finalist in the Cooking Category


Junior League cookbooks are an American tradition. The Junior League of Birmingham has published three classic and collectible cookbooks: MagicFood for Thought, and Tables of Content. Proceeds from cookbook sales support the community projects of the League. 

Our most recent cookbook, TABLES OF CONTENT, is presented as a hardback coffee-table book, filled with gorgeous images of Birmingham and award-winning recipes. We are offering a limited-time offer on this book: Purchase a case (6 cookbooks) of Tables of Content, in the JLB Gift Shop, for $50 -- this is a savings of $130 off retail!

MAGIC is the JLB's first cookbook. It is out of print, but limited copies remain. This cookbook is packed full of those classic suppertime favorites that you won't find anywhere else. Busy cooks appreciate the frequent 'make ahead' directions throughout. Color-coded meal sections along with a lay-flat spiral binding make finding and following a favorite recipe "like magic!" It has been a staple in our moms' kitchens for years!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, the "official" cookbook of Birmingham, Ala. is a sumptuous medley of contemporary recipes and southern favorites. Each chapter opens with an essay from one of Birmingham's celebrated authors interpreting his or her vision of "a taste of the South". A cookbook for all the senses. Unfortunately, this cookbook is out of print, and we are out of stock. If you find one somehwere...lucky you! 

If you are missing a cookbook, please stop by the JLB Gift Shop to pick one up. The Gift Shop stocks JLB cookbooks as well as those from other Leagues.

Located just inside the front door of the League building, the JLB Gift Shop is open Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., the 1st Tuesday evening of the month from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., the 2nd Tuesday evening of the month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and for special events held at JLB Headquarters.  

To order Cookbooks online, CLICK HERE. If you have questions about the Junior League Cookbooks, please email