#Cook for Syria (Hardback)Serena Guen (author)
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For those, like me, who live to eat, it’s pretty mind-bending to think of how many people in the world still eat to live. – Yotam Ottolenghi
The war in Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis the world has faced since the Second World War, leaving people starving and displaced, with children amongst the worst affected.
Originally launched as a nation-wide fundraising initiative in November to raise money for UNICEF’s Syria Relief fund, #CookForSyria was the brainchild of Instagram star and Clerkenwell Boy and Serena Guen founder of Suitcase Magazine and Unicef UK’s ambassador for Next Generation London.
Horrified by the continuing plight of civilians caught in the ongoing atrocities of the Syrian conflict, the pair decided to host a charity banquet to raise funds. What started out as a modest fundraising initiative quickly gathered momentum, with a host of celebrity chefs taking part and this motivated the organisers to think of expanding their appeal and the #CookforSyria website was born; inspiring people around the country to contribute their own Syrian inspired recipes as well as donate and host their own Syrian charity meal at home.
Now the Cook for Syria book collects together the best of those recipes from a host of famous and award-winning chefs including: Yotam Ottolenghi, Amelia Freer, Angela Hartnett, Anna Jones, Bruno Loubet, Chetna Makan, Ed Smith, Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella), Elly Curshen, Fergus Henderson, Georgina Hayden, Gizzi Erskine, Hemsley+Hemsley, Jack Monroe, Jamie Oliver, John Whaite, José Pizarro, Kylee Newton, Lily Vanilli, Martin Morales, Nuno Mendes, Olia Hercules, Oliver Rowe, Rosie Birkett, Sami Tamimi, Selin Kiazim, Skye Gyngell, Sophie Michell, Thomasina Miers and more!
The hope is that this book will inspire everyone to create their own Syrian and Middle Eastern banquets and help Syrian children along the way. With mouth-watering recipes including Olive Oil and Pistachio Cake with Yoghurt Sorbet, the best Baba Ganoush and aromatic Aubergine Fetteh accompanied by over a hundred lavish photographs – all freely donated - these are recipes to savour, enjoy and share. They are also recipes to change lives for the better.
‘I feel incredibly honoured to participate in this charity campaign. We strongly believe in the cause and it is always a challenge as a chef to pull yourself out of your comfort zone and create something new.’ - Nuno Mendes, executive chef of award winning restaurant Chiltern Firehouse
‘It's a joy to unite with my food heroes and be part of this incredible collection of recipes inspired by love for Syria and the Syrian people.’ - Melissa Hemsley, (Hemsley+Hemsley)
All profits from the sale of Cook for Syria the recipe book will be donated to charity in aid of UNICEF's Children of Syria Fund.
Publisher: SUITCASE Media International
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 282 x 256 x 20 mm
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An excellent book and of very high quality. The material, images, pictures and food stories of the different contributors was put together in a highly professional manner and it was a delight to read. The recipes are... More
I never write reviews but please buy this book. All profits go to support children affected by war in Syria. Top chefs have contributed recipes with a Middle Eastern influence. The photography is amazing. Recipes... More
Not only is this book a delight to peruse it is also helping to raise funds to aid children in Syria who have been displaced by war.
Even if you don't make any of the recipes you will still enjoy this book with... More
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