A group of women whose lives were forever changed by the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower Fire have come together to produce a community cookbook called Together, an enterprise that is helping the healing process and strengthening the local community through cooking.
Together, which was created in partnership with HRH The Duchess of Sussex, was birthed following the tragedy last June 2017 when a group of women who needed a place to cook food for their families started to use the kitchen at the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. The Hubb Community Kitchen formed after these women would spend two days a week cooking with one another, sharing laughter and their personal stories to engage in the healing process. News of the weekly cooking sessions spread and others soon joined.
The Duchess of Sussex who has reportedly been visiting survivors of the fire, came to hear about the Hubb Community Kitchen and offered her support to create a cookbook, the sales of which would be used enable the kitchen to open seven days a week.
The Duchess of Sussex said: “I am proud to be supporting this cookbook, Together, which features delicious recipes from the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen.”
She continued: “Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of the community alive.”
Together has more than 50 mouth-watering recipes from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African recipes that have been passed down through the generations only to be tweaked and perfected by their current owners.
A spokesperson for the Hubb Community Kitchen said: “Our dream is to open the kitchen seven days a week. And, as everyone who was affected by the fire settles into their new lives, we will continue to share the blessings of food made with love with everyone in the community who needs it.”
You can support the ladies efforts by buying Together, Our Community Cookbook