Panama City has a reputation for beautiful sandy beaches, southern charm and coastal cuisine. What better way to take home a piece of Panama City with you, than a cookbook which highlights some of our area’s most popular recipes. The Junior League of Panama City offers three very different and distinct cookbooks.

Purchase Bay Leaves 

“Bay Leaves” was first published in 1975 and has gone on to sell over 100,000 copies. It includes many local favorite recipes and was honored with induction into the Southern Living Hall of Fame. We recently received Wimmer Cookbooks first ever Hall of Fame award for reaching this milestone. Many people still call it their favorite cookbook 38 years later!

Purchase Beyond the Bay

The second installment in our cookbook series, “Beyond the Bay”, was originally published in 1985, contains more than 600 recipes generously shared by our residents, notable local restaurants and friends from around the Southeast. It includes eight color divider pages specially commission for “Beyond the Bay” by local artist, Paul Brent, which showcase the themes of Bay County and the Gulf of Mexico.

Purchase Bay Fêtes

Our most recent cookbook, “Bay Fêtes”, was originally published in 2001 to celebrate the Junior League’s 50th anniversary and is an entertainment cookbook. It includes more than 200 distinctive recipes which highlight the flavors and history of our area. It also provides helpful decorating hints and menus that can be used for many different occasions and celebrations.