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share: the cookbook that celebrates our common humanity

Today, I have something a little bit different for you. A couple of months ago, I received an email from the charity Women for Women about the launch of their new cookbook - Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity.

Women for Women are a charity that works with female survivors of war and conflict in eight countries across the world. They provide the education, training and resources to allow women to learn business skills, provide for their families and rebuild their lives. The work does not just benefit the women who enrol in their programmes; it benefits whole communities through creating a stable and sustainable future for everyone. Through the charity, you can sponsor a woman in one of their programmes, exchange messages with her and follow her journey.

The charity has recently published a cookbook to help raise money to support the work that they are doing (100% of the publisher's profits go to Women for Women). The cookbook features a mixture of recipes from the countries where the charity works (Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan) and contributions from well known chefs like Alice Waters and Rene Redzepi as well as celebrities (Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep) and luminaries from Aung San Suu Kyi to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

This weekend, I made the baseema, a recipe from South Sudan for a coconut cake drenched in a sticky lemony syrup. I have plans for the Castelluccio lentils with roasted tomatoes and gorgonzola (contributed by Yotam Ottolenghi) and the barley salad with honeyed goat's cheese toasts (contributed by Allegra McEvedy)

I was so impressed by the charity's work that I immediately signed up to sponsor a woman in their programme and bought two copies of the book; one for me and one for you.
If you would like to win a copy, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. For an extra entry, you can follow Women for Women on twitter (either International or UK) and leave a separate comment telling me that you've done so. Next week, I'll randomly pick a winner (with comments sorted oldest to newest). As an aside, I use disqus for comments and it doesn't always load first time. If it looks like you can't leave a comment, try refreshing the page and see if that helps.
As this giveaway is being funded by me, I'm happy to send it wherever so feel free to enter no matter what corner of the world you live in. We are celebrating our common humanity after all.
The giveaway will close at 5pm (UK time) on Monday 1 July 2013.
(I should add that I have no affiliation with the charity other than checking that they were happy with me doing this - this giveaway was completely my own idea, I've bought both my copy and the copy I'm giving away and will pay all the costs associated with getting the prize to the winner.)
Good luck and thank you for helping to support this cause.

Congratulations to Ally, comment 24! I'll send you an email right now.

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