Raspberry and Banana Sushi and Peko Peko Cookbook
I’m thrilled to help spread the news that Peko Peko: Family-Friendly Japanese Recipes is now available for purchase from Blurb.
I remember when I first heard the news of the tsunami in Japan…how I watched the footage of lives and homes being consumed by utter devastation, feeling helpless and heartbroken. How I smiled for a moment as I watched a woman return to her demolished home, giggling to find that her cat had somehow survived and was waiting for her. And how my heart sunk as I watched those who returned to what was left of their homes with nothing to salvage and without knowing that all of their loved ones were safe. Now, even though the media has turned away, the recovery efforts continue, as they will for years.
Not too long after the tsunami struck, I recieved an e-mail from Rachael of La Fuji Mama, who invited me to be a part of this project to put together a charity cookbook for Japan. Of course, I couldn’t possibly say no!
Now, after many weeks of hard work from curators Rachael, Stacie, and Marc, the book is complete. It includes 59 recipes from different food bloggers, who each share a little of their personal connection with Japan. The book is available for $29.95 via Blurb, and $11.45 of every sale – 100% of the profits – will go to the GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The rest of the money covers only the cost of printing; no one, including Blurb, is taking any part of the profits.
Also, though my recipe in the book doesn’t have a photo accompanying it due to space considerations, I wanted to include some photos here on my blog to hopefully entice you to buy a copy of your own! It was such a privilege to be part of this project, and I hope you will consider donating to the cause as well!
Categories: desserts & sweets