Meghan is back in the kitchen!
On Wednesday morning, the Duchess made a surprise visit to the Hubb Communty Kitchen to see how funds raised by Together: Our Community Cookbook are making a difference.
Pregnant Meghan wrapped herself up in a burgundy Sallyet dress from Club Monaco and a matching coat from the same brand for the occasion. She completed her look with a pair of black Givenchy ankle boots.
The charity cookbook was her first major solo project.
Kensington Palace explained that it “showcases over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.”
The funds gathered by Together: Our Community Cookbook will support Hubb Community Kitchen, which was established last year by a group of women as a place to cook for their families and neighbors after being displaced by the fire.
The Duchess of Sussex was reunited with the women whom she has helped to compile the book. The cookbook was published by Penguin Random House in September. And just in its first week of publication, the cookbook sold over 11,000 copies in the U.K.
Kensington Palace released pictures of the community kitchen which has been renovated with funds raised from sales of the book.
“Thanks to the funds raised from ‘Together’, the kitchen has been completely renovated, with the women’s input, capturing the joyful spirit of the Hubb Community Kitchen and providing a safe, professional space to unite the community through food,” they said.
“The women are now able to use the kitchen seven days a week, and have been empowered to gain qualifications and start their own new projects helping others in their community to benefit from the kitchen.
Now, the women will be able to prepare 200 meals in just one day, according to Kensington Palace, to be delivered to local groups in the community.
Meghan had the chance to try out the new facilities and helped prepare some of the food with the women. It is a sweet coincidence (or not) for the Duchess, as it comes the day before Meghan’s first Thanksgiving as a part of the Royal family.
She helped prepare a large dish of rainbow roasted vegetables as she introduced chef Clare Smyth, a friend of hers, to the volunteers in the kitchen.
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 21, 2018