Every year on the 16th October, every member state of the UN celebrates World Food Day. The aim is to raise awareness of the global hunger crisis and to raise money for aid, as 1 in 8 people (842 million in total) suffer from chronic hunger.
Oxfam is dedicated to ending extreme poverty and world hunger, so although there are many ways you could raise money on world food day, you always have the option of browsing through our selection of cookbooks online or in store to find something you can buy to support the cause.
Palestine on a Plate
We’ve already mentioned this excellent Palestinian cookbook on the blog, but if you missed it, Palestine on a Plate is Joudie Kalla’s ode to traditional middle-eastern cooking, full of healthy, colourful recipes and stunning food photography, printed on ethically sourced paper.
Daphne Lambert’s Living Food is not just a cookbook, but a guide to living and eating with the changing seasons, with simple, healthy recipes designed to put you back in with mother nature’s rhythm. Eating more seasonally means a healthier body and healthier planet, plus it reduces the carbon footprint of your food and means the ingredients you use will be cheaper and tastier.
The World’s Best Spicy Food
A new book from Lonely Planet Food, this book contains recipes for tasty and spicy dishes from around the world. Each recipe comes with a breakdown of the cultural background of each food, the history and uses of the ingredients, as well as beautiful illustrations to accompany each one.
A cookbook and memoir rolled into one, Handmade brings together the stories of 34 Sri Lankan women before, through, and after war through recipes and food. With a story and exquisite photography accompanying each recipe, this book brings hope to the reader and nourishment of the body and soul.
And if none of these take your fancy, we always have a great rotation of second-hand cookery books in store, where you can grab yourself a bargain and learn how to feed yourself as well as your money going to help feed somebody else.