Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanityby Meryl Streep (Foreword by), Women for Women International (Compiler)
The underlying message of Share is simple: for all our apparent diversityas individuals, societies and nationsour actions, however small, can have an exponential, positive influence both on the world and the lives of others. Nothing more beautifully conveys our interdependence than the food we eat. The recipes featured in this uplifting bookprovided by contributors who are all actively engaged in humanitarian issues, as well women from the eight countries in which Woment for Women International (WfWI) work – celebrate this truth and range from traditional Afghani flatbreads stuffed with falafel and Kosovan sticky doughnuts to split pea soup, lamb burgers with mint and beet, and apple tea with cinnamon. Food builds our physical resilience, brings us joy, and strengthens our bonds with family and friends. What we choose to eat, and how we choose to prepare it, can also generate employment, wealth and economic stability for others.
Chapters include Well-being: Healthy, Everyday Recipes from Afghanistan and South Sudan, with contributions from Alice Waters, Emma Thompson and Annie Lennox; Nurture: Nutritious Family Recipes from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, plus contributions from Jamie Oliver, Mia Farrow and Alice Walker; Community: Generous Recipes Perfect for Sharing from Rwanda and Kosovo, with contributions from Dame Judi Dench and Christiane Amanpour; Trade Recipes focussing on produce grown as a result of WfWI’s farming initiatives, with contributions from chefs like René Redzepi; Celebration: Bringing the Global Peace Table to Celebrate our Shared Humanity, with contributions from Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela Ben & Jerry and America Ferrara.
Stories are as important and sustaining as food, and you'll find plenty of them here. Interspersed between the recipes, women tell their stories of survival and determination, and how they came to take part in the programs offered by Women for Women International. These stories often stand in stark contrast to the beautiful smiling faces and the bright plates of food on the surrounding pages, but this makes each woman's message of moving from victim to independence all the more powerful.
This book is practically a Who's Who of celebrity personalities. Everyone from Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver to Paul McCartney and Nell Newman have contributed recipes. I love the incredible diversity of tastes, ingredients, and personalities this brings to the table!
All of the royalties from this book go toward micro-financing and training women in food production and self-sustenance. Helping a good cause while adding a new trove of global recipes to my collection? That's a two-for-one deal I can definitely get behind.
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WfWI is a charity dedicated to working with survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict societies. The charity’s core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations and that with adequate access to information and resources, socially excluded women can lead change toward stable societies. They are based in Washington, DC.
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This book is a Jewel and the most thoughtful gift ever. It has lots of celebrities recipe, and travel content and it supports an amazing charity called Women For Women International that supports women in countries of war to rebuild their life. I gift it to all my friends and they love it!