LONDON -- Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire.
Markle, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook titled Together.
"The power of food is more than just the meal itself — it is the story behind it. And when you get to know the story of the recipe, you get to know the person behind it." — The Duchess of Sussex. If ‘Together’ has inspired you, we’d love to hear about it. Whether it's cooking within your community, sharing food to help others through a time of adversity, or swapping much-loved recipes to bring you closer to your neighbours; share your stories about how food can bring people together using #CookTogether.
The book celebrates the power of cooking to strengthen communities and bring people together.
Harry also attended the event. The book was inspired by a visit by the former American actress to the Hubb Community Kitchen in North Kensington, which could only open a few days a week for lack of funds.
The cookbook features recipes from women in the community who prepare food to help and heal. The dishes include coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala, caramelized plum upside-down cake and spiced mint tea.
The 2017 Grenfell Tower fire killed 72 people and prompted nationwide calls for tightening building codes and increasing firefighting capabilities for large apartment blocks.Meghan MarkleRoyals