Duchess of Sussex ‘Megan Markle’ Launches a CookBook in support of Grenfell

According to a post by BBC, the Duchess of Sussex “Megan Markle” has launched a cookbook for Grenfell.

The Duchess of Sussex has launched her first solo project as a royal – a cookbook in support of Grenfell families and others.

Meghan has written the foreword to a recipe book produced by cooks at the Hubb Community Kitchen, based near the tower in west London.

The duchess has been working with volunteers there since January.

She said she felt “connected” to the project as “a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together.”

The book, called ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’, includes 50 recipes by women whose community was affected by the tower block fire in June 2017, which killed 72 people.

Crisis and joy

Among the cooks the duchess worked with on private visits to the Hubb were two survivors of the blaze.

Hiwot Dagnachew helped to save the lives of her niece, Meron Mekonnen, and Ms Mekonnen’s two children by calling them to warn of the fire.

“We were fast asleep and my phone rang – I’m so lucky it wasn’t on silent,” Ms Mekonnen told The Telegraph.

And Munira Mahmud was instrumental in founding the community kitchen, based at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, because she had nowhere to prepare food after losing her home in the fire.

The duchess described her as the “chef de cuisine” and recounted how on her first visit Ms Mahmud put her in an apron and made her wash rice.

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