Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, Together features over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Since the book was published in September, the inclusive ethos of Together has resonated all over the world, and inspired people not just to buy the book, but to cook, eat and gather in their own communities.
The proceeds from the Together cookbook has meant The Hubb Community Kitchen has been completely redesigned and re-fitted, with the women’s input, to capture the joyful spirit of the Hubb Community Kitchen as a place to bring the community together over food. The new facilities provide a safe and professional space for the women to cook, gather and run activities within their community.
The kitchen used to be open only two days a week due to funding, but thanks to the Together cookbook, the kitchen is now open seven days a week and the women have been upskilled to gain food hygiene qualifications and empowered to start their own projects, which will help others in their community benefit from the kitchen.
The Duchess, who has made regular private visits to the kitchen since January 2018, met the women as they prepared over 200 fresh meals in just one day, for the local community in the newly renovated kitchen. The food was delivered to local groups, including elderly people’s homes, homeless shelters and women’s refuges.
Her Royal Highness also learned about some of the planned outreach projects at the kitchen, which will be funded by proceeds from Together. Supported by UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, the women are now embarking on their own projects including a group of women affected by domestic violence, a scheme to deliver nutritious, freshly cooked meals for women on maternity wards, and a project to produce healthy treats for children.
To read more about the launch and background of Together: Our Community Cookbook click here.