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Rotary recipe book launched

Rotary recipe book launched

A collection of more than 300+ recipes from 223 countries, known as Food the World Over, has been launched by the Rotary eClub of Innovation with funds raised going principally to End Polio Now.

The collection of recipes was originally the idea of Rotary eClub of Innovation members Caroline Dobson in Scotland and Jack Davis in the USA.

It is a unique chance to peek into other people’s family favourite food and meals from our diverse Rotary family across the planet.

Rotary is well known for traditionally sharing food at meetings. That is not possible when your club, like the eClub of Innovation, has members from four continents, meets online and then COVID-19 hits too!

The exact equivalent of “neeps” on five continents may still be a bone of contention, so the recipes are accompanied by handy reference notes.”

As Caroline and Jack travelled the virtual world in search of these scrumptious delights, they have had many moments of confusion. The exact equivalent of “neeps” on five continents may still be a bone of contention, so the recipes are accompanied by handy reference notes.

Several members of the eClub of Innovation shared an interest in cooking and started to swap recipes.

Pretty soon the instinct of Rotarians to use any member’s talent or interests to serve others kicked in and the idea of a fund-raising recipe collection was born.

A Flyer for the Cook Book

The research discovered a plethora of charity recipe books and so in order to make the book innovative, a suggestion was made to highlight recipes from every country with a Rotary club.

That began a three-year quest to connect with cooks or discover good recipes from each of the 223 countries listed as member states by Rotary International.

The contributions reflect the wording and style of their authors.

Some are from professional recipe writers and others from people who have never described their favourite meal before. Most can be made from internationally available ingredients.

Each recipe is someone’s best grub, sometimes a national dish, sometimes a personal creation.

A recipe for every country in which Rotarians have met, shared food and thought of ways to promote peace and international understanding, to provide clean water and sanitation, to foster literacy and to defeat disease is a wonderful effort.”

Rotary eClub of Innovation’s President Frank Yakimchuk based in Canada said: “It’s an amazing achievement and I commend Caroline and Jack and all the ‘recipe hunters’ for their hard work and dedication to this project.

“A recipe for every country in which Rotarians have met, shared food and thought of ways to promote peace and international understanding, to provide clean water and sanitation, to foster literacy and to defeat disease is a wonderful effort.

“There’s a recipe for each nation where they have discussed how to have better maternal and child health, to develop local economies and to support a sustainable environment … it’s something very unique and very special”.

A donation of $7.50 or £5 for the PDF download is suggested and can be made on the Food the World Over website.