If there were community cookbook awards, the Oscar for best performance would go hands down to River Road Recipes.--New York Times. Contains a special section for men. More than 1.2 million copies sold. Inducted into the Walter S. McIlhenny Cookbook Hall of Fame. This national best seller celebrated 40 years of culinary success in 1999 The River Road Recipes Cookbooks is the #1, all time, best selling community cookbook series in the nation. Benefits community projects.