We are raising funds to self-publish our second fundraising cookbook ‘Heart & Parcel | From Home to Home’ – and we need your help!

In 2020 during lockdown, we were actually able to reach more learners than ever through our online cooking and English classes which then developed into our learner-led cookalongs. We met over 800 learners from across the UK and built a new online community, sharing ideas, cooking skills and recipes from our own homes, keeping the important connections alive through food and English language learning when the world was at its most isolated. 

With this new cookbook, you can expect mouth-watering and diverse dishes from home kitchens across the UK, with unique personal stories accompanying each one from learners who have attended our recent online projects. This new edition would enable us to sustain our everyday running costs and our ability to provide regular projects for  English language learners to come together and develop their English skills in a relaxed, informal and welcoming learning space.  

Your generous donations will help ensure the continuation of our work, and allow us to keep sharing Heart & Parcel’s message through these fabulous recipes.

Details: Paperback |  240 x 170mm | 100 Pages | Recycled paper extract Cactus cover from G. F Smith with Foilco hot foil matt 709 stamped type | Printed by Pressision and full colour photographs by Rebecca Lupton and Designed by Minute Works  

HEART & PARCEL COOKBOOK 1  cook eat write share | 2019

‘COOK EAT WRITE SHARE’ was released in 2019 and has been so useful in helping us to raise funds for our free English language provision here in the UK. We have been so proud of this cookbook. It has reached kitchens all over the world. We printed 1000 copies and due to your incredible support, we’re almost sold out!

Our first cookbook was a result of an English and cooking project where learners came together to develop their English writing skills through writing recipes, talking about them and sharing them with each other.

The book was self published using a group of creatives and lots of volunteer recipe testers and the women taking part to create a beautiful finished product which documents the delicious dishes, lives and stories of the women Heart & Parcel works with. 

We have had over 15 stockists who have stocked the book ranging from art & cinema cultural institutions to restaurants, local bars, shops and cafes across England and in Japan.

100% cookbook sales go back into our project, generating further provision for people learning English from different communities across Manchester. 

The sales from the cookbook have allowed us to run Heart & Parcel’s general running costs from 2019 to 2020, and have paid for two significant 6 week projects (Share the Dish 2019) in Salford and Longsight to 54 learners wishing to develop their English skills to teach others their delicious recipes.

We have sold out online, please see the stockists below for remaining copies in store!