Neuroblastoma Australia has launched its first cookbook, Cook2Cure which has been developed to raise vital funds for research into the aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma. The cookbook has been generously supported by 48 renowned Australian chefs who have shared their delicious recipes. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mum who loves to cook!
When COVID hit last year, charities who relied upon fundraising events really suffered. Neuroblastoma Australia have been running Run2Cure, an annual running event in The Domain since 2013, which had grown over the years to attract over 5000 participants. But with strict Covid restrictions, their May 2020 event was cancelled, and with it a large portion of their fundraising was impacted.
Like many other businesses who suffered because of Covid, they needed to create new and innovative ways to raise money. They needed to pivot.
And pivot they did, with the creation of a celebrity chef cookbook, Cook2Cure!
With the generous support of over 40 Australian chefs, Cook2Cure includes a selection of recipes including entrees, mains and desserts created by some of Australia’s best chefs including; Colin Fassnidge, Neil Perry, Matt Moran, Maggie Beer, Donna Hay and Luke Mangan. Contemporary dishes are included such as Tuna Tartare with rhubarb as well as household favourites such as lamb shoulder and pavlova.
‘Neuroblastoma has achieved some fabulous results and I wish them the best of luck with this lovely initiative’ – Maggie Beer.
Taster of some of the recipes from from renowned Australian chef’s
- Donna Hay: Chick pea Patties
- Maggie Beer: Pavlova
- Neil Perry, Rockpool: Pepper Steak
- Matt Moran, Chiswick: Poached Chicken
- Dan Wong, Mr Wong: Kung Pao Chicken
- Ty Bellingham, Bathers’ Pavilion: Crispy Pork Belly and Thai Whiskey Sauce
- Alessandro Pavoni, Ormeggio: Mud Crab two ways & Risotto al nero di sepia
- Cameron Johnston, Bathers’ Pavilion: Tuna Tartare with Rhubarb
- Damian Heads: Crab Omelette
- Richard Ptacniks, Otto: Mushroom Risotto
- Karen Martini: Cauliflower Tuna Bake | Chick Pea Barley Salad
- Luke Mangan: Floating Islands Sweet
- Adriano Zumbo: macaroons
- Colin Fassnidge: Lamb Shoulder
Lucy Jones, President and Founder of Neuroblastoma Australia says:
‘The idea of a fundraising cookbook came about in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic when our charity would usually be developing and organising events. I have been totally delighted by the response and all the wonderful recipes and images which have so kindly been donated to us with the pure goal of helping us get a cure for this dreadful cancer’.
Neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer that claims more lives of children under five than any other childhood cancer. Survival rates are low with only around 50% of children diagnosed surviving high -risk neuroblastoma. This aggressive cancer primarily affects young children with the average age of diagnosis just 2 years old.
Cook2Cure is dedicated to Sienna Hoffmann who is the inspiration behind the charity, Neuroblastoma Australia. Sienna was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just 9 months old and went through relentless treatments. After 10 months, Sienna was in remission but as is sadly often the way, the cancer returned just after she turned two years old. There is no cure for relapsed neuroblastoma. Tragically Sienna passed away when she was just two and a half years old. Too many young children lose their lives to this disease – their future and the expected future of an entire family is suddenly cruelly destroyed. The only way to find answers to this disease is through research and funding.
Shop now! Cook2Cure
If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift (for yourself, or your own mum), Cook2Cure is a wonderful option! You’ll not only have a wonderful cookbook with 48 new recipes to try, you’ll also be supporting a very worthwhile Australian charity. It’s $50 ($40 + $10 shipping).
100% of the profit from the sale of Cook2Cure goes to Neuroblastoma Australia, to support their research into better, kinder treatments for children diagnosed with the aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma.