Have you heard? Meghan Markle wrote her first cookbook. But it’s not just a bunch of cake recipes. It’s a cookbook with a heartwarming cause that reminds us the Duchess of Sussex is truly a lady boss.
Called Together: Our Community Cookbook, the new release features diverse recipes and stories from the women of Hubb Community Kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. The group came together after the tragic Grenfell Tower Fire, which shattered the town around Kensington Palace. Proceeds from the book go directly to the kitchen so it can stay open seven days a week instead of two.
The book is enticing because—aside from the fact that it’s Meghan Markle’s pet project—it’s filled with carefully curated heirloom recipes. Reading the headnotes and footnotes on each page feels a little bit like getting a hand-annotated formula from your great grandmother.
Here, some surprising kitchen secrets we learned (other than the revelation that Meghan Markle’s favorite childhood meal is collard greens, black-eyed peas and corn bread: badass).