Recipes Beyond the Gates

Celebrate 175 years of MHC diversity and tradition with the Recipes Beyond the Gates recipe book! In this recipe book, the Mount Holyoke community puts its ‘best food forward’ with submissions from students, faculty, and staff.

This diverse collection features recipes for delectable cuisine from around the world, along with Mount Holyoke classics such as Deacon Porter’s Hat and (published for the first time ever!) Chef Jeff’s too-good-to-be-true Chef Jeff Cookie recipe!

175 Recipe BookProceeds go to Gardening the Community, a local community garden and food justice organization that works with neighborhood youth to build healthy and equitable communities.

Each Recipes Beyond the Gates book costs $15, plus shipping (average $4). Hardcover and dust jacket options available!

Purchase your copy here.

Please contact Katharine Constas at with questions, comments, or concerns.

» Click here for list of the included recipes.

Woodie’s French Bread Recipe

Kartoffelcremesuppe (Cream of Potato Soup)

Carrot Ginger Soup


Achar Gost

Acorn Squash Risotto

Kadai Paneer

Shiro Wot

Summer Bouillabaisse

Cod Crimea

Fried Shrimp

Pieczone Placki Ziemniaczan (Potato Pancakes)

Chicken Saalan (curry)

Lebanese Dajaj Mehshi (stuffed chicken)

Bamieh (Okra Stew)

Cola Chicken Wing

Brisket for Passover Seder

French Meat Pie

Saucy Pork Chops

Oma’s Hungarian Goulash

Cashew Chili



Chocolate Chess Pie

Lois’ Fantastic Lemon Meringue Pie!

Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

Key Lime Pie

Maine Wild Blueberry Muffins

Peach Chess Pie


Panettone Muffins

Never Fail Chocolate Cake

Orange Brownies

Banana Bread

Ras Malai

Carrot Halwa

Yiayia’s Koulourakia

Pineapple Coconut Mounds

Deacon Porter’s Hat

Chef Jeff Cookies (Extra: exclusive interview with Chef Jeff Sadowski)

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6 responses to “Recipes Beyond the Gates”

  1. Northampton kitchen’s recipes. MHC ’75

  2. Karen Jochimsen '94 says:

    It is possible to post a list of the recipes?

    • tscott says:

      Hi Karen,
      If you contact Katharine Constas at she will be happy to send you a list of the recipes. We will post a list soon (this is a student-run project and once they are back on campus we will have them forward us the list). Thanks for your interest!

  3. Barbara J. Trzop says:

    Need the ZIPCODE for Julianna Lord’s posted address to send payment. Thank, you. Barb “T”

    • tscott says:

      Hi Barbara,
      The zip code is actually 01075, since it’s the address of the College. Emily gave you the zip to her home address, so please disregard. Thanks!