Celebrities, chefs and politicians are contributing their favourite baking recipes for the Celebrity Bake Book which supports The Ben Kinsella Trust.
Ben Kinsella was knifed to death in June 2008 in Islington. He was just 16 years old. His sister, actress Brooke Kinsella and family founded The Ben Kinsella Trust to promote the growing problem that is knife crime in society.
Later on this year the Trust will be launching a project to take a knife crime awareness exhibition into communities around the country. The exhibition will educate young people about the consequences of knife crime and the devastating effects it has on families, friends and society as a whole. The Trust is planning to educate children as young as primary school age in the choices between right and wrong and against ever picking up a weapon – be it through peer pressure, fear or simply believing it is cool.
The Trust also hopes, one day, to found a youth centre in Ben’s name in Islington to help protect, support and nurture young people from local estates.
TV cook Mary Berry who is one of UK’s best-known and respected cookery writers has agreed to write the foreword and contribute recipes. Many well-known celebrities, celebrity chefs and politicians have contributed their recipes.
The book is the brainchild of Linda Morris and is being published by Accent Press who previously produced Food For Heroes (The Official Help for Heroes Cook Book) and East Meets West which raised money for the Indonisian Tsunami relief.