Meghan Markle supports Grenfell community cookbook

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By Claire Heffron
Meghan Markle supports Grenfell community cookbook
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The Duchess of Sussex's first solo project as a member of the royal family has been announced — backing the publication of a community cookbook helping Grenfell families and others.

Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, 'Together: Our Community Cookbook' showcases over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The duchess, Meghan Markle, has written the foreword of the book. 

What's the book about?

In summer of 2017, a group of women gathered in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, where they could prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours.

The Royal Foundation in a statement says word then spread and more women took part,  blossoming into the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen, an initiative based near the site of the Grenfell tower.

The proceeds from the book will support the Hubb Community Kitchen.

The Royal Foundation says it is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of 'Together' to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related community projects.

What did the foreword say?

The Duchess of Sussex wrote: "I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. 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…Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive."