Thank you to all of you who contributed your favourite family recipes to our cookbook. The response that we received was overwhelming. It was simply intended to be a collection of recipes from friends, family and neighbours. To include the kinds of meals that were delivered to our doorstep in the weeks and months after Oscar died. This happened, albeit in much greater volume than we might have imagined, but we also began to receive contributions from professional chefs who had heard about the campaign and wanted to become involved. Raymond Blanc, Tom Kerridge, The Hairy Bikers, Gizzi Erskine and many more.
With just a 6 week turn around time, the books went to print on Tuesday and arrived today! We are really excited and a little bit proud about the book that we have created as a result and can’t wait to share it with all of you. Due to the generosity of our friend Kate and her business partner Cat who edited the book, their friend and business contact Lauren who designed it and Paul the printer, it’s also an extremely professional and beautiful book.
Thinking of Oscar Cookbook: Made with Love is out on Tuesday 1st December to align to Giving Tuesday which is a UK wide initiative. The simple idea behind #GivingTuesday is to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate time, money or their voice to help a good cause.
If you would like to receive a copy please visit our Just Giving page to make your donation and please make sure that you send us an email with the number of books that you would like to receive and where you would like them sent to. The link is attached below.
The other question that we had for you was whether there were other opportunities that you were aware of for the cookbook to be sold. For example, one of our friends is taking 100 copies to his place of work, 2 other friends are taking some to a local Christmas fair, others are selling some at the school fair …. if you think that a school, workplace, bookclub or somewhere else that you’re associated with might be interested, then please do drop us a line.
In the meantime here is the link:
With Love, Hannah and David xxxxx