PRH's Ebury Press is publishing a book of recipes by women displaced by the Grenfell Tower fire, with a foreword by the Duchess of Sussex.
Together: Our Community Cookbook is by the women who set up the Hubb (which means love in Arabic) Community Kitchen at the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre after the fire in June last year, to cook for their families and the community
The recipes in the book come from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean and have been developed so that anyone can cook them. Examples include green chilli and avocado dip, Persian chicken with barberry rice and coconut chicken curry.
The Duchess of Sussex, who first visited the kitchen in January, said: “Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy – in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy – something we can all relate to.”
The book will be published on 20th September (h/b, £9.99) and profits from sales will be donated to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related community projects.
The devastating Grenfell Tower fire broke out in a residential block of flats in North Kensington on 14th June 2017. It caused 72 deaths and was the worst residential fire in the UK since the Second World War, according to James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for housing, communities and local government.