Meghan Markle collaborates with Grenfell Tower Fire Survivors for new community cookbook

Meghan Markle is cooking up some comfort food with those who need it most.

The Duchess of Sussex announced on Monday her support of the new charity cookbook, Together: Our Community Cookbook. The new book features 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The women got together, along with Markle, this past summer at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London to cook and spend time together at the Hubb Community Kitchen.

Markle joined the women in private, helping with the cooking, learning about their stories, and writing a forward for the book.

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NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 17 SEPTEMBER 2019 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM KENSINGTON PALACE. Copyright in the photograph is vested in Jenny Zarins Ltd. Publications are asked to credit the photographs to Jenny Zarins. No charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form. This handout photograph issued by Kensington Palace shows the Duchess of Sussex cooking with women in the Hubb Community Kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, which has resulted in the publications of Together: Our Community Cookbook, which features the women's own personal recipes from across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean and for which the Duchess has written the foreword.
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She opens up about learning about the Grenfell Tower fire while still in Canada and "sharing the global sentiment of shock and sympathy for what this community was enduring, while also deeply wanting to help."

Markle also revealed that she privately visited the mosque in January 2018, "as I was settling in to my new home of London."

"On my first visit, I asked Munira, the resident chef de cuisine (so to speak), how I could help," Markle writes. "An apron was quickly wrapped around me, I pushed up my sleeves and found myself washing the rice for lunch."

Markle, who ran her own lifestyle blog, The Tig, prior to her turn as a Duchess, continues, "I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together."

The proceeds of the cookbook will go to supporting the Hubb Community Kitchen.

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FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the wedding of Daisy Jenks and Charlie Van Straubenzee at Saint Mary The Virgin Church on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks at the church of St Mary the Virgin on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, England. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
FRENSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
FRENSHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks on August 4, 2018 in Frensham, United Kingdom. Prince Harry attended the same prep school as Charlie van Straubenzee and have been good friends ever since. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry kisses his wife Meghan the Duchess of Sussex after a charity polo match in Windsor, Britain, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Meghan the Duchess of Sussex arrives at a charity polo match in Windsor, Britain, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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"Together is more than a cookbook. This is a tale of friendship, and a story of togetherness," Markle writes. "It is a homage to the power of cooking as a community, and the recipes that allow us to connect, share and look forward."

The ladies also recorded a moving video about the making of the cookbook, which Kensington Palace released on Monday.

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The Grenfell Tower fire took the lives of 72 people and left many more displaced. Since the event in June 2017, the royal family has made several public shows of support to the victims, including visits from Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, and Prince Harry.

The Duchess of Sussex is also hosting a celebratory event for the cookbook on Thursday at Kensington Palace.

For more information, visit: www.royalfoundation.com/together-cookbook or www.penguin.co.uk/Together.

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