Welcome to Alameda County Reads submission page! You can upload and share your cooking videos, recipes, spice challenge results, or food essays from here. We look forward to seeing how food has provided you with comfort during difficult times, and are hopeful our County will be a stronger, more compassionate place as a result of sharing our experiences with one another.


You can share any way you like, a cooking video, spice challenge photo results, short essay, recipe or food photo here.

Submit your digital work on our portal. If you created your essay or recipe on a physical piece of paper, you’ll need to scan it to create a digital copy. No scanner, no problem! Take a look at our site for instructions on how to take photos of your essay or recipe.

We’ll accept PDF, JPG, MP3, and MP4 files.

Fill in the release form here. This step is required.

Make sure you don’t include any personally identifiable information (PII) in the body of your journal or in the details section of this portal. PII includes your name, phone number, email address, physical address, or anything else you don’t want to share with the public.

Submission must be submitted by March 26, 2021.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us online.