The Fairtrade Everyday Cookbook

Written by Consultant editor: Sophie Grigson

The Fairtrade Everyday Cookbook

This book, launched just in time for Fairtrade Fortnight 2008, is packed with recipes from Fairtrade supporters. Besides offerings from Jo Public, a handful of chefs have got involved too including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Anthony Worrall Thompson, Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray.

Each of the recipes featured, uses at least one Fairtrade ingredient, whether it’s sugar, honey or vanilla. The book has a decidedly international feel to it, which reflects the provenance of the producers involved in Fairtrade production. Caribbean Green Banana Curry, Indian Basmati Rice Pudding and Cuban Orange Chicken are just some of the dishes conjured up in the book. There are also recipes donated by well-known Fairtrade supporters including Sir Steve Redgrave’s Baked Pasta, Joanne Harris’s Lamb Tagine and Natasha Kaplinksy’s Summer Salad.

“In the pages of this book you will find recipes that have been contributed by a few of the burgeoning community of people who include Fairtrade ingredients in their daily diets,” says chef Sophie Grigson. “I know you will derive great pleasure from delving amongst them, safe in the knowledge that you are making the world a better place.”

Light lunches, dinner recipes and tempting puddings make this book a great ethical buy for families and friends that are interested in supporting producers around the world for a fairer price.

Priced at £16.99