From Gino D’Acampo’s quick-cook pasta to Prince William’s spag bol, chefs and celebrities reveal their favourite recipes – all for an amazing cause.
For 40 years, the charity organisation the Passage has brought food, shelter, compassion and dignity to London’s homeless.
To mark this anniversary of its tireless work – which became even more crucial during lockdown – comes an inspiring new cookbook A Taste of Home, which is packed with 120 tasty recipes created by some of the UK’s most famous and well-loved names, including Nadiya Hussain, Rick Stein and Stephen Fry. And there’s even a cracking bolognese ragù made with carrot-chopping help from the charity’s patron, HRH the Duke of cambridge.
We thought you’d enjoy this first look at some of our favourites right here. Time to get cooking!
by cook and food writer Kimiko Barber
Nabe, or hotpot, is very popular in Japan, where each region, family and even sumo stable has its favourite recipe using a variety of seasonal and regional ingredients.
by broadcaster Andrew Marr
My recipe is a made-up one which reflects my enduring love of Middle Eastern food. In the family, we call it Moroccan lamb – apologies, Morocco.
by chef and TV presenter Gino D’Acampo
Fettucine means ‘little ribbons’ in Italian and they are thinner than tagliatelle. Typical of the Roman and Tuscan areas of Italy, fettuccine is one of my favourite pastas.
by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and The Passage chef Nour Dakoba
Nour Dakoba had Prince William chopping carrots on his last visit to homeless charity The Passage to make a mean version of this Italian classic.
by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hill
Bakewell tart is evidently known as Bakewell pudding in the Derbyshire town of Bakewell, so call it what you will.
Flapjack is a perfect example of balance: a sweet treat that conveys a decent amount of nourishment. While the sugar and butter signal that this is a treat to be enjoyed only occasionally, there is still much virtue to be found in the humble classic.
by cook and food writer Diana Henry
Baked apricots are one of the best summer desserts, at the same time tart and honeyed.
by expert chocolatier Paul A Young
Autumn is my favourite time of year for baking heart-warming, comforting cakes.
Buy the book and help a great cause
These recipes are from A Taste of Home: 120 Delicious Recipes from Leading Chefs and Celebrities compiled by Kyle Cathie, price £25, to be published on 15 October by The Passage Trading Services Ltd. YOU readers can buy copies from Waterstones, where at least £20 from each sale will go straight to The Passage. For more details, go to waterstones.com.