All Proceeds from This New Star-Studded Cookbook Will Go to Help Restaurant Workers

updated Apr 20, 2020
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Make a delicious recipe and help an important cause at the same time? Count us in. Family Meal: Recipes from Our Community, a new digital cookbook coming out on May 5, will include recipes from 40 of our favorite cooks, like Samin Nosrat, Ina Garten, Alison Roman, Dan Barber, Bobby Flay, and Kwame Onwauchi. And if that didn’t already sound amazing, all proceeds from the cookbook sales will go towards the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which was set up by the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. 

The proceeds will specifically go to individual restaurant workers, non-profits that are helping restaurant workers, and towards zero-interest loans to help restaurants get back up and running when they are finally able to do so. It’s a cookbook you can definitely feel good about buying, and it doesn’t require you to leave your home (or your couch, even) to help your community.

What can you expect inside? Well, according to the Instagram announcement, a few noteworthy recipes include Ligurian focaccia, shrimp and chorizo white bean stew, and miso Milk Bar pie, as well as a couple of awesome wine pairings for each dish. Other contributors of note are Eric Ripert, Hugh Acheson, Dominique Crenn, Danny Trejo, Ruth Reichl, and more — all with additional delicious recipes and pairings. 

“My hope is that though the impact of this virus has brought about devastating loss, it has helped more and more people come to realize just how vital the restaurant industry is to our lives,” said John deBary, co-founder of the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation and a former bartender who wrote the book’s foreword. “If there’s any silver lining to this tragedy, it’s that we now have the opportunity to work together to rebuild the restaurant industry to be safer, healthier, and more equitable.”

You can pre-order now for $5.99 on the publishing company’s site or on Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.