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 neighbours. Over the chatter and aromas of the kitchen they discovered the power of cooking and eating together to create connections, restore hope and normality, 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.
Every dish tells a story of history, culture and family, with mouthwatering recipes including Green Chilli and Avocado Dip, Coconut Chicken Curry, Aubergine Masala, Persian Chicken with Barberry Rice, Caramelised Plum Upside-Down Cake, Spiced Mint Tea and lots more.
Profits from the book will help the Hubb Community Kitchen to strengthen lives and communities through cooking.
With Ebury’s experience in publishing a diverse range of inspiring cookbooks, the team knows very well the power of cooking to bring people together and immediately understood the project’s vision.
The book is being published on 20 September by Ebury Publishing in the UK (and rest of the world), on 25 September by Crown in the US/Canada and on 21 September by Penguin Random House Australia and Penguin Random House New Zealand in their respective territories. Bertelsmann printers in Europe and the USA have printed the book.
Talking about how the book came about, Gail Rebuck, Director of Penguin Random House, said:
"We were instantly caught up by the extraordinary vision for this project with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Every woman who has contributed a recipe to this book has also contributed a fragment of their lives and memories. Each dish tells a story of culture, family and a sense of home.
"The recipes are easy to follow and absolutely delicious. One veteran of the food world who helped coordinate the project said these were some of the best dishes she had ever tasted in 30 years.
"But most of all Together is an homage to life and friendship and we hope it will act as a symbol to all communities and encourage cooking together for life and joy.”