RMBI Recipe Book Wins UK Gourmand Award

Recipes and Reminiscences – the cookbook created by the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) using favourite recipes contributed by residents and staff at RMBI care homes – has been announced as the UK winner of the 2013 Gourmand Award for Best Charity & Fundraising Cookbook (Europe).

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards recognise the best cookbooks of the year from around the globe across a range of different categories and cuisines. Books qualifying and winning their national categories then go through to the worldwide competition, with international winners announced at the Beijing Cookbook Fair in May 2014.

Featuring a collection of over 50 recipes spanning the 1940’s to the present day, Recipes and Reminiscences explores the link between food and memory, taking the reader on a tour of culinary history from wartime rationing to the rise of the TV chef. As well as bringing people of all ages together through the making of the book, all proceeds are put back into residents activities and outings, helping to ensure quality of life for those in RMBI Homes.

Edna Petzen, Assistant Director – Marketing, Quality & Compliance at RMBI said: “We are thrilled to have won the Best Charity & Fundraising Cookbook category for the UK. To have received this accolade is a fantastic testament to our work in reminiscence and other innovative approaches to caring which we promote in all of our homes. We eagerly await the results of the ‘worldwide competition in May.”

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