Meghan Markle Has a New Cookbook In the Works
And it's for the most touching cause.
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If you thought you couldn't adore Meghan Markle more, Kensington Palace just revealed that the Duchess of Sussex is co-authoring a charitable cookbook supporting the women affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London. The book titled, Together: Our Community Cookbook, is the Duchess's first solo project as a royal and will contain 50 recipes created by women in the community that suffered from the tragic fire.
The profits from the book will go back to Hubb Community Kitchen, a communal space where women gather to cook hot food for their families twice a week. (Hubb means "love" in Arabic.) Meghan has apparently been making "quiet visits" since January, and suggested creating a cookbook to raise funds so the women could use the facilities more. "She saw the lovely food cooked by these women. So she goes: ‘Why not do a cookbook?’" Zahira Ghaswala told The Guardian. "At that time I thought it was a flying comment, and that was it, really. But now here we are."
The book is already the number one cookbook in the food and drink category on Amazon's UK site and a number one best seller on Amazon in the US. Don't worry. You don't have to wait much longer to get your hands on a copy. The Duchess will be officially launching the book on September 20 with a celebration at Kensington Palace that will include a tasting of many of the dishes in the book.
"Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy – in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy – something we can all relate to," the Duchess said, in a foreword she penned for the project. We couldn't agree more.
Order your copy of Meghan's cookbook here.