The Hubb Community Kitchen in London is a group of women who have come together to prepare fresh food for their community.
After being displaced following the Grenfell tower fire, some of the local women needed a place to cook fresh food for their families. They began to use the kitchen at the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, where the women who worked there had been using the facilities to cook for the community. 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 connect, heal and look forward, and have continued to cook together twice a week. This community of women became known as the Hubb Community Kitchen--Hubb means "love" in Arabic. The women of the Hubb Community Kitchen describe it as a place of good food, love, support and friendship. The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sales of Together to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related community projects. The women of the Hubb Community Kitchen in London invite you to make their favorite simple dishes for your loved ones. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Together will go to The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, or its wholly owned trading subsidiary, for the benefit of the Hubb Community Kitchen, helping widen its reach to others in the community, and enabling similar projects to continue transforming lives through the power of cooking.
Notable Press & Accolades:
10 Celebrity Chef Cookbooks for Everyone on Your Gift List --Bravo TV: The Feast "Together touched the core of my soul. These women came together after the Grenfell tragedy to cook for family and friends. Their stories are ones that are never usually heard and their food - beautiful and delicious home cooking - is not ordinarily seen. It's a rare and beautiful book which shows the power of cooking and eating together as a way to connect, share, love - and in this case, grieve and heal."
--Meera Sodha, Andre Simon Awards assessor and author of Made in India