Great food can be an enormous source of comfort, and the author of a new cookbook hopes not only to provide the people who buy it with great dishes to cook, but also raise funds for those in need.
Community Comfort, is the brainchild of Caribbean food expert and activist Riaz Phillips. He's roped in the services of an incredibly impressive group of friends - all People of Colour - in the food world to provide recipes for the book. The aim is
This is a good idea which, in turn, actually does good. During normal times, the charity StreetSmart would be raising funds for the homeless through donations added to the bill in restaurants. But while restaurants remain shut, they've had to diversify.
The plan they've come up with is to get some of London's top chefs to create online recipe books - the sale of which will raise funds to help the homeless and
Well, now - aren't these pretty? These gloriously rainbow coloured potstickers are a dish to order that'll not only brighten your day but start someone else's off well too.
Yauatcha have brought them in for the month of June and, for every box purchase, they'll donate a whole month of breakfasts for a child via the charity Magic Breakfast.
The seven rainbow dumplings are:
Well, this sounds like fun. If you're a fan of the TV show Supersizers, then here's your chance to step back in time with Sue Perkins and Giles Coren.
The pair are offering a dinner out as part of a charity auction Asks for Masks. The whole thing aims to raise funds to get PPE to places where gaps remain, from hospitals to care homes, hospices to GP hubs.
In a post on Instagram Giles says "Sue and I are
Australia Day may be behind us, but fundraising efforts to help the firefighters and animal rescue workers dealing with the devastating Australian Bushfires are still ongoing.
The latest tasty endeavour to do just that is The Lamington Project. It's the brainchild of Bianca Bridges - the Instagrammer behind @BreakfastLondon and co-founder of The
There's an all-star line-up at Soho House's White City House next week for a special charity dinner.
Hus Vedat, Neil Rankin, Josh Katz, Sabrina Ghayour, Harneet Baweja and Nirmal Save are all coming together for an evening of top drawer food in aid of Action Against Hunger, a global nonprofit that works to ensure everyone has access to clean water, food, training and healthcare.
The dinner, hosted by DJ BBQ, is on
Many restaurants across London are keen to help raise money to support those affected by the catastrophic Australian fires, from wildlife charities to disaster relief. Instagrammers Felicity Spector and Clerkenwell Boy have been hard at work collating a list of the events and efforts for Hot Dinners.
In the run-up to the commercial moneyfest that is Christmas, it's always nice to have something to remind us that this time of year can also be, you know, about doing something nice for others.
So we're pleased to hear that once again StreetSmart are launching their annual fundraising campaign, working with London restaurants to raise money for vulnerable and homeless members of their local community during November and
This year has been a big year for Dishoom's iconic bacon naan. First, they decided to supersize it, introducing the Bacon Double Naan in April. Now they've gone one further - teaming up with the chaps at Pizza PIlgrims for a special edition pizza - and it's all in aid of charity.
The Dishoom Bacon and Egg Naan Pizza sounds like
This year, Bleecker are once again putting all their profits to one side to support Hospitality Action, the charity that supports and build awareness around mental health and addiction in the hospitality industry. Last year they and some restaurant partners across London raised over £10k so
When it comes to good causes, then Magic Breakfast is right up there. If you haven't heard of the charity before, then the premise is simple (albeit pretty depressing that the need for it exists). They raise money to provide healthy breakfasts to children who arrive at school too hungry to learn.
Over the years they've run a series of fun charity breakfast events, but this year they're stepping things up with the launch of the first ever Magic Brunch. This
Returning for a second year, M restaurant in Victoria is turning itself into a pop-up restaurant to raise funds to end sex trafficking and modern day slavery. M Is Not For Sale will run for a month raising both funds and awareness to support Professor David Batstone's ‘Not for Sale’ enterprises. 100% of the profits from sales of the special menu will go to the charity.
If you're thinking, 'well that sounds like something I definitely want to
You've got to hand it to Hawksmoor - when they say they're bringing a top brigade together for their annual Dream Team Dinner they've really nailed it this year.
The five course feast in aid of Action Against Hunger has just announced its line-up for 2019 and it sounds unmissable.
Kicking off the evening they'll have Kyseri and OKLAVA’s Head Chef Selin Kiazim, winner and star of BBC 2 series, The Great British Menu, creating a selection of canapés. Following her
Here at Hot Dinners we're all for ways to enjoy yourself that also have the rather lovely side bonus of doing good. So when blogger and cookbook author Lizzie Mabbott (aka Hollow Legs) told us about her charity raffle, stacked with top foodie prizes to be won, it seemed like something you should all know about.
Lizzie is cycling - mad thing that she is - 500km across Kenya with ...
Updated 7/8/18 with new date and line-up
This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill. Put a 'meeting' in your google calendar, ward off any colleagues with an 'I'm far too busy to talk right now' look and get ready to buy your tickets to this year's Auction Against Hunger.
It's one of our favourite events in the London foodie calendar, supporting incredibly important charity work, and this year's line-up looks unmissable. Taking place in
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