Cook for Syria Recipe Book

Purchasing #CookforSyria Recipe Book  edited by Serena Guen will not only gift yourself with a spectacular cookbook but also will provide you with the satisfaction that you are donating to help the Syrian humanitarian effort. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charity - in aid of UNICEF's Children of Syria Fund. I have pre-ordered the book myself and am eagerly awaiting its arrival.

Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni Massaad was released in October of 2015 with a similar goal - to help those in need using food as a medium. At our very core, we all have the same basic needs: shelter, food and the knowledge that our loved ones are safe and healthy. Most of us are fortunate that we enjoy these things on a daily basis. I love that those would love food have built this community to help those whose basic needs have been erased.
 
#CookforSyria began as a fundraising initiative curated by Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine. The month-long campaign focused around Syrian cuisine encouraged everyone from the UK's top chefs to people at home to cook and raise money in aid of UNICEF's Syria Relief fund via Next Generation London (UNICEF's youth branch). It mushroomed into a global food movement to bring us together for the greater good. With recipes and help pouring in, a cookbook was the next logical step.
 
The book is home to a collection of generations' old recipes donated by Syrian families as well as Syrian-inspired recipes donated by celebrity chefs and cookbook authors including:  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, Henrietta Inman, Izy Hossack (TopWithCinnamon), Jack Monroe, Jamie Oliver, Jeremy Lee, John Gregory-Smith, 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, Symmetry Breakfast, Thomasina Miers, Yotam Ottolenghi and more!
 
Quotes from the Contributors:
 
  • 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
  • I have been in love with Syrian food from my early teens. I don't think I have ever (and to date) eaten better mezze. I am still trying to recreate it at home but it is never quite the same. - Olia Hercules, award winning cookbook author
  • Food has the power to unite people, families, communities, and this beautiful cookbook exists to make a difference. Full of colour and life, it's packed with authentic recipes donated by Syrian families, and fresh twists from contributing chefs and cooks. It's a keeper. - Jamie Oliver
  • These are the dishes that we eat when we want comfort. They are also the dishes we'll be making to generate funds to provide comfort to those in great need. - Yotam Ottolenghi 

5 Comments

  • Marcia1206  on  12/18/2016 at 6:12 PM

    When is it due out?

  • vickster  on  12/19/2016 at 6:37 AM

    How do we order?

  • Jenny  on  12/19/2016 at 12:10 PM

    If you click on BUY BOOK - you will see how to order - you can order from Amazon - due out the 27th originally - now it says 12/15 it was released.

  • anightowl  on  12/22/2016 at 7:19 PM

    Amazon says they are out, but I was able to get one today from the Book Depository.

  • anightowl  on  1/26/2017 at 2:47 PM

    I just got a notice from the Book Depository that the book has been released, is on the way to their warehouse, and will be shipping out to me soon. Hurray!

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