Clerkenwell Boy and Serena Guen originally came up with the idea to curate one charity dinner, with one chef, in aid of UNICEF UK's humanitarian work helping children and refugees affected by the crisis in Syria. This quickly became a large-scale banquet with six headline chefs which sold out within in days. Leveraging the power of social media, top chefs, cookbook authors and families with links to Syria were encouraged to share their favorite recipes online with a #CookForSyria inspired twist--so that anyone could host their own charity supper club or bake sale, or just learn about the amazing cuisine and culture of Syria. As recipes flooded in, it made sense to share these beyond social media and in the form of a beautiful not-for-profit recipe book. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated in aid of UNICEF's Children of Syria Fund. Contributors include Amelia Freer, Angela Hartnett, Anna Jones, Chetna Makan, Ed Smith, Ella Woodward, Elly Curshen, Fergus Henderson, Hemsley+Hemsley, Henrietta Inman, Izy Hossack, Jamie Oliver, John Gregory-Smith, Jos Pizarro, Kylee Newton, Lily Vanilli, Martin Morales, Nuno Mendes, Olia Hercules, Selin Kiazim, Skye Gyngell, Symmetry Breakfast, Yotam Ottolenghi, and more. Includes metric measures.
"Food has the power to unite people, families, communities, and this beautiful cookbook exists to make a difference. Full of colour and life, it's packed with authentic recipes donated by Syrian families, and fresh twists from contributing chefs and cooks. It's a keeper." --Jamie Oliver
Clerkenwell Boy is an award-winning food Instagrammer and a judge for the Evening Standard Restaurant Awards and Young British Foodie Awards. Serena Gruen is the founder of Suitcase Magazine and UNICEF UK's ambassador for Next Generation London. They are the cofounders of #CookForSyria.