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Delicious Support for the Hackney Migrant Centre!


IMG_0895 HCLC is really pleased to support the publication of a new cookbook aimed at raising funds for our friends and colleagues at the Hackney Migrant Centre and North London Action for the Homeless.


Helena Smith's 'Eat Hackney' cook book, as featured in the Hackney Gazette and Hackney Citizen newspapers, features 30 mouth watering recipes, reflecting the national dishes of the many different communities who live in Hackney.


All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go to the Hackney Migrant Centre and North London Action for the Homeless. Helena Smith said: “I love chasing up food stories when I’m abroad, and it struck me that I could make a world food journey here on the doorstep in Hackney, as it’s such a multicultural borough.  I like the way that food is a connection with your home district or country, and a way of sharing a piece of home with others”.


Helen Hibberd from the Hackney Migrant Centre said: "We are delighted that Eat Hackney have produced such an amazing cookbook, reflecting the diversity of Hackney and celebrating a range of cuisines.  What a positive way to help support our work and that of North London Action for the Homeless. We are very grateful for all the time and effort Helena put into this and it will make a big difference to our work".


Ian Rathbone, Chair of HCLC, said: "It is admirable that Helena has decided to devote the money from her book to helping those who are suffering in our society like the homeless and migrants.  It is a generous gesture towards justice for those people and I would encourage everyone to buy the book because it is also a good book reflecting the wonderful diversity of cuisine you find in Hackney".