One of my aims for going back out to the Congo is to help create interest and awareness of a new cookbook launched by Women for Women, called Share.
100% of the publisher’s profits will go to Women for Women International and help women in war-torn countries rebuild their lives. You can buy it from Amazon here!
The book is a collection of recipes 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 McCartneyand Mia Farrow. The foreword was written by Meryl Streep.
There are over 100 recipes from traditional Afghani bichak pastries and Congolese sticky doughnuts, to sweet-potato-topped salmon, Thai fish curry and cheese and leek tart.
Hopefully the recipes in the book aren’t too complicated as I’ll be cooking them for the women in the Congo when I head there in June, including a rather tasty pasta dish contributed by me!