This week we heard about something we simply had to post about. We are strong believers at Delicious London in the power of food, the unity that can be found in cooking and the platform for communication mealtimes can bring. So, when we heard about Women for Women International launching its first recipe book, with 100% of the publisher’s profits going to Women for Women International, we just had to show our support.
Book Description: ‘Nothing conveys our interdependence more compellingly than the food we eat. It builds our physical resilience, brings us joy, and strengthens our bonds with family and friends.
The recipes in this uplifting book celebrate this truth. They come from the women living in the war-torn countries where we operate and also from renowned international chefs such as Alice Waters, Maggie Beer, Rene Redzepi and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and humanitarians such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Christine Amanpour, Desmond Tutu, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Richard Branson, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney and Mia Farrow.’
Women for Women International began with a commitment on the part of a single individual to contribute in some way to the global community. The underlying message of this cookbook, which celebrates the work of the charity, is exactly that simple: for all our apparent diversity – as individuals, societies and nations – our actions, however small, have an exponential influence in the world through our shared humanity.
Meryl Streep in her foreword
The book exhibits photography of the countries as well as the food, there are everyday dishes, family meals and recipes perfect for sharing and celebrating. With over 100 recipes ranging from traditional Afghani bichak pastries and Congolese sticky doughnuts, to sweet-potato-topped salmon. Throughout the book there are moving stories from the women whose lives have been transformed through Women for Women International.
We advocate this opportunity for responsible entertaining and hospitality. We have ordered our copy of this cookbook and hope to try some of the recipes out on our friends and family soon. Pictures will no doubt be posted on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Woman for Women International was founded by Zainab Salbi in 1993. Dedicated to working with survivors of conflict, the charity’s core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations and that with adequate access to information and resources, socially excluded women can lead change toward stable societies.
You can buy Share online through Amazon or try your local bookshop.
Edited by Alison Oakervee. Published by Kyle Books on 9th May 2013, RRP £25 (Currently Amazon is selling at £16.25). Date 24.08.13
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