Start: 7:30 pm
Jesse Ziff Cool and Lauri Pastrone Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Share: The cookbook that celebrates our common humanity. Join Kepler's, cookbook contributor Jesse Ziff Cool, and WfWI volunteer Lauri Pastrone, in launching Share, the first ever recipe book from Women for Women International. You'll hear about the work of this remarkable organization and enjoy a taste of some of the delectable food from recipes in the book, made by Jesse. The recipes come from the women living in the war-torn countries where WfWI operates and also from renowned international chefs such as Alice Waters, Maggie Beer, and Rene Redzepi, and humanitarians such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Richard Branson, Paul McCartney and Mia Farrow. The Foreword is written by Meryl Streep. The recipes range from traditional Afghani bichak pastries and Congolese sticky doughnuts, to sweet-potato-topped salmon, Thai fish curry and cheese and leek tart. Interspersed throughout are inspiring stories from the women whose lives have been changed through Women for Women International. 100% of the publisher's profits will support WfWI's farming and food training initiatives, as well as provide micro-financing in the eight countries in which WfWI operate - Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.