Duchess of Sussex to Launch ‘Together’ Cookbook

Community Kitchen
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Kensington Palace

Thursday 20th September, 2018

The Duchess of Sussex will host a celebratory event at Kensington Palace on Thursday 20th September to mark the launch of Together, a cookbook celebrating the power of cooking to strengthen communities and bring people together. The Duke of Sussex will join Her Royal Highness for the event.

The Duchess of Sussex has written the foreword for the book, which features recipes from a group of women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The women decided to gather and prepare fresh food for their families and neighbours, as a way of helping the community to connect, heal and look forward, and to convene through food. This became known as the Hubb Community Kitchen – hubb means love in Arabic.

Proceeds from the book, which is released on Thursday 20th September in the UK, will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, helping it to stay open and to thrive, so it can widen its reach to others in the community and beyond. The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds to the Hubb Community Kitchen.

The women of the Hubb Community Kitchen will showcase their own personal recipes featured in the cookbook, many of which have been handed down through generations. Guests will enjoy the home-made dishes including coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala and a range of chapatis and sharing dips, as well as caramelised plum upside-down cake, and spiced mint tea.

The Duchess will join the women as they prepare the meal and assist with the preparations, before the women and Their Royal Highnesses sit to enjoy the freshly made food with their guests. Guests will include members of the local community, representatives from Ebury Press, Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and The Royal Foundation.

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