Meghan Markle To Release Cookbook In Support Of Fire Victims

The Duchess brought her mother, Doria Ragland, along to the function in grounds of Kensington Palace to launch a cookbook.

The dishes include coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala, caramelized plum upside-down cake and spiced mint tea.

The vegetable samosas feature in Meghan's first solo project, Together: Our Community Cookbook, which was released today to support women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Meghan Markle's minimalist, classically modern style has always been one to watch, even more so now that she's the Duchess of Sussex!

She paired a pleated, polyester skirt from Misha Nonoo with a sleeveless, turtleneck bodysuit from Tuxe, according to the style site Meghan's Mirror.

Meghan's husband and mother looked on proudly as she gave a speech to launch the book, telling them the multi-cultural kitchen has been integral in helping her feel welcome in London after moving from Canada where she lived while filming the popular TV series Suits.

PA Wire/PA Images The Duchess of Sussex cooking with women in the Hubb Community Kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London. She also penned the book's foreword.

Ms Ragland introduced herself to guests as "Meg's mom" when she arrived at the marquee with the duke and duchess, and said she was "head over heels" with pride.

Markle showed gratitude to the women for embracing her into their kitchens and for partaking in the cookbook, which she called a "tremendous labor of love". "I'm serious", she told the women, adding that Markle "felt very much at home" while working in the kitchen.

Meghan was inspired by the project and how it empowers women at a grassroots level.

Meghan helped put the group in touch with a publisher and her Royal Foundation provided assistance with legal and administrative issues.

"The power of food is more than just the meal itself - it is the story behind it", And when you get to know the story of the recipe, you get to know the person behind it", she said.

"We cook the recipes we've grown up with; there's no stress, and the recipes always work because they have been made so many times - it's proper comfort food".

  • Marlene Weaver