Kensington Palace announced Meghan Markle’s first major solo endeavor since she became the Duchess of Sussex: Meghan conceived of and helped produce a charitable cookbook, which “celebrates the power of cooking to bring people together.” The book, titled Together: Our Community Cookbook,which will be released on September 20, features more than 50 recipes from women who were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London.
The idea for the Together cookbook came from a group of women who started gathering in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural heritage Centre in West London last summer to prepare food for friends, families and neighbours.
Two women who made food with Meghan Markle for a cookbook raising money for Grenfell victims helped save seven people from the burning tower. Hiwot Dagnachew has been credited with saving the lives of her two great nieces, Yohana, 7 and Liya, 5, as well as their mother Meron Mekonnen.
Meghan first visited the kitchen in January and has made a number of other private trips to the centre to meet volunteers and learn more about their work.
Meghan helped put the group in touch with a publisher and her Royal Foundation provided assistance with legal and administrative issues.
All proceeds will go back to the Hubb and the book will be available in stores this week.
In a video released by Kensington Palace on Monday, Markle talks about how she became involved with the creation of Together: Our Community Cookbook, a book that includes over 50 recipes from the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen.
You can support The Duchess’s first royal charity effort — and the Hubb Community Kitchen — by purchasing a copy of your own. The book officially launches on September 25, and it’s available for preorder on Amazon.