The Dubai-based publisher is calling on Indian chefs to contribute a recipe to a book that will help raise funds for India during the Covid crisis
Dubai-based author Flavel Monteiro has partnered with hotelier, restaurateur and entrepreneur Naim Maadad to curate a collection of recipes by chefs of Indian origin to raise awareness and humanitarian support for the Covid-19 crisis in India.
A work in progress, Monteiro and Maadad are actively seeking chefs of Indian origin to share their recipes now.
Chefs who would like to contribute to ‘Come Together For India’, can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Come Together For India’ will be published by WG and released mid-July 2021 as a digital book and a limited-edition print edition. Edouard Cointreau, the founder and president of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards will write the foreword.
Speaking about the initiative, Monteiro said: “After losing friends to Covid-19 this April and May in India, this Covid catastrophe worsens in India. Major cities and villages are at a near standstill, mortality is at a high rate due to the healthcare system crashing, and this second wave has not yet reached its peak.
“Since food brings people together, it took me back to April 2020 when I created eBook ‘Come Together’ with 84 of the world’s finest chefs for the simple purpose to put a smile on people’s faces and support chefs around the world. Today, I do it for India with ‘Come Together For India’, along with co-author Naim Maadad and India’s finest chefs.”
Maadad added: “When the pandemic crisis hits humanity hard like never before, it is natural to stand behind and support India with all our might and unite to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We’re urging all like-minded fraternity to join hands in support and recognition of the struggles of our fellow human beings in India who need our support more than ever. Let us unite in their journey towards recovery and hope – and save humanity by doing our a bit.”