Saturday, December 12, 2009

STOP PRESS!!! The BloggerAid-Changing the Face of Famine Cookbook is finally here!

Finally, the much awaited and talked about 'The BloggerAid Cook Book' is here! In aid of World Food Programme, food bloggers around the world like you and me, teamed up to form BloggerAid. We realised that we can make a difference to make the world a better place for the needy by contributing something we all love and share the passion for... Food. Armed with that and the aid of Internet (who says Internet is bad?), over a hundred bloggers who never met each other had worked together through this medium as a team. Throughout the process, we not only achieved the vision that we believed in but also new friendships were cultivated.
The 100% proceeds from the cookbook will be channel towards children and education through the World Food Programme called School Meals. Besides providing vital nourishment, school meals act as a safety net for poor families and also help keep children in school especially girls who may not be given the opportunities to study.
The BloggerAid Cookbook
Recipes from bloggers around the world making a difference!
By BloggerAid-CFF, Rhonda Renee, Mark Haak, Peter Georgakopoulos, Deeba Rajpal
Food does not simply nourish the body; food also celebrates what makes the world diverse, as well as, what unites us. The BloggerAid Cook Book is a collection of international recipes illustrating that we can work together and unite for a greater cause. The authors of this cookbook are food bloggers from around the world who have endeavored to make a difference by raising funds for the World Food Programme and encompassing their passion for "all things foodie" at the same time. Through these recipes they share their traditions and insatiable curiosity about new flavours. They pay tribute to the home cooking of our grandmothers, while celebrating the exoticism and richness of a world brought closer together by their hopes to make a difference. With recipes such as Tomato-Cheese Ravioli with Eggplant Sauce, Spicy Serundeng Tuna and Peanuts, Serrano Ham Paella with Oyster Mushrooms, Raspberry Mascarpone Bites and Triple Layer Orange-Passion Fruit Tart we are doing our part to say that bloggers can change the face of famine.

We chose the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) to receive the funds generated by the cookbook because of the wonderful work this organization does. The WFP has touched the lives of our members, many of whom are from countries where poverty is often a way of life. More specifically, 100% of BloggerAid's proceeds from the cookbook will benefit the WFP's School Meals Programme, which benefits an average of 22 million hungry children each year. School meals are important on many levels. In countries where school attendance is low, the promise of at least one nutritious meal each day boosts enrollment and promotes regular attendance.

This book is a virtual way for all of us, wherever we may be and however rich or poor we may be, to pull up a chair at the same table and share what we have.
The BloggerAid-Changing the Face of Famine Cookbook is now available through the Create Space estore. The estore is a connection of Amazon. You won't find the book on the site - royalties for the School Meals Programme are much higher through the estore. The children need as much support as we can give them!!! 
Please spread the word, purchase a copy for yourself and more for your love ones and friends as gifts for this coming festive seasons in the aid of children of our future... Thank you for your help! Seasons Greetings & Happy New Year 2010 to all my fellow food bloggers and readers around the world.


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