Meghan Markle Is Cooking Up Something Special With Her Latest Charity Project

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As if you needed a reason to love Meghan Markle more, her latest charity venture will probably have you falling a little harder for the duchess. Kensington Palace recently revealed that Meghan collaborated with Grenfell Tower victims for a new community-inspired cookbook. 

  • On Monday, Kensington Palace posted a video about the Grenfell Tower survivors that was narrated by Meghan. 

    The duchess announced her support for the new cookbook, Together: Our Community Cookbook, which contains 50 recipes from women affected by last year's Grenfell Tower fire. In the video, Meghan reads an excerpt of the forward of the book, which she personally penned. 

    In the book, Meghan talks about hearing about the Grenfell Tower fire while she still lived in Canada and how she was "sharing the global sentiment of shock and sympathy for what this community was enduring, while also deeply wanting to help."

    The duchess also reveals that she visited the mosque in January 2018 “as I was settling in to my new home of London."

    “On my first visit, I asked Munira, the resident chef de cuisine (so to speak), how I could help," she writes. "An apron was quickly wrapped around me, I pushed up my sleeves and found myself washing the rice for lunch."

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  • The palace shared another photo of Meghan and some of the Grenfell Tower victims, along with another excerpt from the cookbook. 

    "The Hubb Community Kitchen is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy -- in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy -- something we can all relate to," the caption reads. 

  • On the Royal Foundation website, the palace shared more information on how the Hubb Community Kitchen came to be.

    "The Hubb Community Kitchen is a group of women who have come together to prepare fresh food for their local community. After being displaced following the Grenfell [T]ower fire, some of the local women needed a place to cook fresh food for their families," the site reads. "They began to use the kitchen at the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Center, where the women who worked there had been using the facilities to cook for the community. They all shared the kitchen for two days every week, preparing food and eating together. Word spread and more local women began to join in, embracing community and supporting their neighbors in their time of need."

  • The goal of the initiative is to sell at least 50,000 copies of Together.

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    Proceeds from the book will go to the Hubb Community Kitchen and its related projects that support Grenfell Tower survivors. 

  • Given the fact that Meghan has long been passionate about food, women, and bringing people together, this is a great charity for her to support. 

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    From the looks of things, the Duchess of Sussex genuinely enjoyed being a part of this project and spending time with the women. Without a doubt, in the years to come, she'll continue to support causes near and dear to her heart. 

    But talk about a perfect starting point.