A captivating collection of stories and recipes from renowned chefs, local cooks, and celebrity friends of José Andrés’s beloved nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK), which feeds communities impacted by natural disasters and humanitarian crises; with a foreword from Stephen Colbert.
In their first cookbook, WCK shares recipes inspired by the many places they’ve cooked following disasters as well as inspiring narratives from the chefs and volunteers on the front lines. Photographs captured throughout the world highlight community and hope while stunning food photography showcases the mouthwatering recipes.
Each chapter reflects a value of the organization. “Urgency” focuses on food that can be eaten on the go, including theLahmajoun Flatbreadserved after a devastating explosion rocked Beirut in 2020. In “Hope,” readers will find soups, stews, and comforting meals such asUkrainian Borschserved to families living through an unthinkable invasion andChicken Chili Verdeprepared for California firefighters. Famous WCK supporters have shared recipes too, likeBreakfast TacosfromMichelle Obamaand aLemon Olive Oil CakefromMeghan, The Duchess of Sussex. Other contributors includeMarcus Samuelsson,Ayesha Curry,Reem Assil,Brooke Williamson,Emeril Lagasse,Tyler Florence,Guy Fieri,Sanjeev Kapoor,and Eric Adjepong.
The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hopeis a celebration of dignity and perseverance—and about building longer tables, not higher walls.All author proceeds fromThe World Central Kitchen Cookbookwill be used to support World Central Kitchen’s emergency response efforts.