Together is a storybook of 50 recipes of The Hubb Community Kitchen in London, a group of women who have come together to prepare fresh food for their community after being displaced following the Grenfell Tower fire. Hubb means 'love' in Arabic. They began to use the kitchen at Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. They all shared the kitchen for two days every week, preparing food and eating together. Word spread and more local women began to join in embracing community and supporting their neighbors in their time of need.
Soon there were women from different cultures all cooking, swapping recipes, talking and laughing. As they cooked they began to heal and look forward and describe it as a place of good food, love, support and friendship.
The women invite you to make their favorite simple dishes, many handed down over generations from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, and include vegan and vegetarian. For those not vegetarian you can use tofu, tempeh or other plant based meat. Recipes include Green Chili and Avocado Dip, Eggplant Masala, Carmelized Plum Upside-down cake, Spiced Mint Tea and lots more.
Every dish tells a story of history, culture and family, and the book includes a forward by HRH The Duchess of Sussex. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will help the Hubb Community Kitchen to strengthen lives and communities through cooking.