A new book showcasing the talent of refugee and migrant chefs in Waltham Forest is launching next month.

Stories & Supper’s More than a Recipe Book contains recipes that have been written, tested and refined by a team of refugees, asylum seekers and local volunteers.

The launch of the book takes place on Wednesday, December 4, at 7pm, at One Hoe Street, Walthamstow. This will be a chance to listen to powerful and inspiring migration stories and sample some of the recipes featured in the book.

Walthamstow-based Stories & Supper was launched two years ago by Rebecca Tully and Helen Taylor. Both women have a background in community activism and migration research and were keen to challenge the negative headlines about refugees. They bring people together over delicious food at the events, workshops and supper clubs they organise in Waltham Forest and beyond.

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Now, with Fellowship Funding from Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019, Stories & Supper are launching their cookbook.

More than just a collection of recipes, the book will also feature the stories of refugees and migrants involved in the project, with first-person accounts of migration experiences and personal journeys. Celebrating the diversity in the borough, More Than a Recipe Book will challenge negative narratives about migration through mouth-watering global food and stories.

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Helen Taylor, Director of Stories & Supper said: “This may not be a book from a celebrity chef or a fancy restaurant, but the standard and attention to detail is incredibly high and the recipes have been enjoyed and appreciated by many guests at previous events. Each and every recipe means a huge amount to the person who donated it - it was crucial that the recipes were reproduced with as much love as they had been written with. They are recipes that speak of friends and family, and of home and belonging.”

For more information and to pre-order the book visit www.storiesandsupper.co.uk/buy