Duchess Meghan organized a cookbook which will fund a community kitchen

Duchess Meghan organized a cookbook which will fund a community kitchen

The Duchess of Sussex has launched a cookbook to raise money for a community kitchen for the survivors of Grenfell. The Duchess, who has been making secret visits to the kitchen since January, has written a foreword to the book, hailing the benefits of communities cooking together. Published by Penguin Random House, ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ showcases more than 50 recipes from women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “The Duchess of Sussex first visited the kitchen in January 2018 and has continued to make regular private visits. United by their passion for cooking as a way of strengthening communities, The Duchess was inspired by how the project empowers women at a grassroots level, and championed the cookbook project as a way of ensuring the kitchen can continue transforming lives and communities through cooking.”

The Duchess of Sussex wrote in the foreword: “I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. 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…Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.”

The proceeds from the book will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, enabling it to stay open for seven days a week.