This is the name of my new favourite, go-to recipe book. This is also the gift that the majority of my family will be receiving from me for Christmas this year – that’s how much I am loving this collection of mouth-watering goodness!
Cook Eat Love is a cookbook put together to raise money for the amazing Midwest Charity Begins at Home Inc. and includes recipes from their sponsors, volunteers, committee members, the charity’s recipients, as well as the general Midwest community.
If you haven’t heard about this wonderful local charity, let me enlighten you…
Midwest Charity Begins at Home Inc. has been raising funds for those suffering from cancer or serious illness within the Midwest community. Their annual Gala Event as well as various fundraising events help to alleviate the financial burden which often goes hand-in-hand with illness. Through generous sponsors, volunteers and the community, they have raised over 1 million dollars since starting out in 2008.
I had a chance to have a chat to Lisa Pirrottina, who is on the 2014 Midwest Charity Begins at Home committee and was the driving force behind Cook Eat Love, about this beautiful compilation.
Lisa is just astounded and humbled by the response from the Geraldton community to Cook Eat Love. Being able to involve the whole community in the collaboration process was the main reason for putting this book together.
But this is not just a book full of delectable recipes, it also has some brilliant images showcasing the Midwest Region and all of its beauty as well. This really does make it so much more than just a cookbook, it’s more like a little piece of the Midwest that you can keep in your kitchen and draw on any time you need a little inspiration.
For all you die-hard Thermomix lovers out there, there is even a whole section dedicated to Thermo recipes, as well as sections on Seafood, Dips and Desserts among others. The one recipe I am most looking forward to testing out is the Panko Scallops on Warm Indian Potato Salad by Chef Kelly Dickinson of Culinary HQ, it sounds absolutely delicious!
I did try to count up all of the contributors to Cook Eat Love, but there is just far too many that I kept losing count and eventually gave up in frustration, so let’s just say there are a lot! There’s even a yummy Crayfish Mornay recipe from Nanna Indah definitely worth trying.
So where can you purchase Cook Eat Love? Cuisine on Marine, Culinary HQ, Flowvitality,Ivy Vibe, Kalbarri Fresh, Mitchell & Brown, Roma Gifts and Gourmet and Stirling Lotto Agency all have this book available for $30, all of which goes directly to Midwest Charity Begins at Home Inc. If you’re like me though, and are buying this for everyone you know, you can get 4 for $100. Be quick though, there are only a limited number available!
We should all be so proud of this incredible community that we are a part of, as this book is a real reflection of just that.
Well done to Lisa Pirrottina, Midwest Charity Begins at Home Inc. and everyone that has helped to make Cook Eat Love such a beautiful book, and the best part is that it’s all for such a worthwhile cause.