Women for Women International supports women survivors of war. The huge amount of armed conflict which has taken place in the last 50 years has left women displaced, alone and in poverty – with few resources to rebuild their lives. This is where Women for Women International comes in, offering resources so that women can escape from the cycle of crisis and poverty.
A new cookbook, Share, is helping raise money for this good cause. It has recipes from a range of celebrities, including Alice Waters, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Emma Thompson, Colin and Livia Firth, Dame Judi Dench, Annie Lennox and Mia Farrow. The foreword has been written by Meryl Streep. There are also recipes from women who have reclaimed their lives with help from the organisation, which brings a truly international flavour to the collection. There’s bound to be something you haven’t cooked before among the delicious dishes including traditional Afghani Flatbreads Stuffed with Falafel and Kosovan Sticky Doughnuts to Lamb Burgers with Mint and Beetroot, and Apple Tea with Cinnamon.
These women also tell the stories of what has happened to them, so readers can be reminded how much their donations are helping, and stunning photography brings the stories to life. The royalties from the book will support farming and food training projects.
Share: The Women for Women Cookbook that celebrates our common humanity
Edited by Alison Oakervee, published by Kyle Books, priced £25
For more information about Women for Women International, visit: www.womenforwomen.org.uk.