Our Community Cookbook

Book - 2018 | First American edition.
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Together celebrates the power of cooking to connect us to one another.

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, a group of local women gathered together to cook fresh food for their families and neighbors.

Over the chatter and aromas of the kitchen they discovered the power of cooking and eating together to create connections, restore hope and normalcy, and provide a sense of home. This was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen.

Together is a storybook of this West London community, showcasing over 50 delicious recipes from the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen and including a foreword by HRH The Duchess of Sussex.

The women invite you to make their favorite simple dishes--many handed down over generations-- from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eastern Mediterranean for you and your loved ones.

Every dish tells a story of history, culture and family, and each has been developed to use few ingredients and easy methods so that anyone can cook these personal recipes.

Together features mouthwatering recipes including Green Chilli and Avocado Dip, Coconut Chicken Curry, Eggplant Masala, Persian Chicken with Barberry Rice, Caramelized Plum Upside-Down Cake, Spiced Mint Tea and lots more.

This stunning charity cookbook is a homage to life, friendship and togetherness.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will help the Hubb Community Kitchen to strengthen lives and communities through cooking.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781984824080
Branch Call Number: 641.59 TOG
Characteristics: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color).


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Sep 11, 2020

The recipes, stories, and pictures provide a sense of community and comfort. Few if any of the women whose recipes are featured in the book are professional chefs. These recipes are ones that have been passed down to them by their families and that they use to nourish the bodies and souls of their neighbors.

SPL_Brittany Feb 10, 2019

The Duchess of Sussex in her introduction explains that food can be "a passport on a plate", that even if you've never travelled to a particular country, cooking can bring a sense of a place and of its community through food. She describes recipes as more than just food, that they are stories of family, love, survival, and connection. A particular dish can bring back memories, traditions, sorrows and joys, and are meant to be shared in community.

I really enjoyed this cookbook, both the recipes and the stories of the women whose recipes are in the cookbook. Despite knowing nothing about these women, or the tragedy of the Grenfell fire, through their stories, I felt a connection and sense of community through their words, and get a sense of their favourite dishes from this book.

It is a both a heartwarming and tasty read, the recipes I've tried so far has been delicious!

Oct 21, 2018

I am looking forward to reading the book, for several reasons.

I am happy that the library did purchase the book, I had suggested that they purchase the book.

I want to see the recipes prepared, the money from the book goes towards a charity.

And lastly, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has done the forward to the book.

debwalker Oct 18, 2018

The power of food to bring us together. And the power of the Duchess of Sussex to bring global attention to community needs!

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