Note: Please see samples from digital cookbook below underneath text.
My name is Katie Quinn and I am a food and lifestyle photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. In the past, I have published 2 cookbooks via Penguin Books in Australia and have 14 years’ experience working in the culinary, food styling and photography world. My blog 'What Katie ate' has thousands of followers across the globe.
Being based back in Dublin I have become increasingly aware of the severity of the homeless crisis we are facing. There are over 8,300 people homeless including over 2,300 children and I want to do something to help.
So during the pandemic I decided to develop, cook, style and photograph 88 recipes to made into a cookbook -' wka - chopping bored” was born. I put together entire project completely on my own over a 6-month period - including all the grocery shopping and washing up… loads of washing up!
75% of the sales of the digital version of my cookbook will go to homeless charities to support people experiencing homelessness.
My goal is to raise (at least) €5,000 to help those who have lost their jobs and homes in Ireland during this terrible pandemic.
To purchase a downloadable version of this beautiful book which contains 88 recipes and some other beautiful articles, please donate a minimum of €10 (if you can donate more, please do) and send your donation confirmation to my go fund me email on this page.
Your PDF will be sent directly to you via email within 24 hours.
The downloadable version also includes a feature on 24 small Irish food producers. Along with supporting those experiencing homelessness, I strongly believe in supporting local businesses and promoting Irish food producers however I can.
How will your donation help the homeless?
Depaul was established in 2002 in Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2005 and is now a leading cross-border organisation addressing homelessness. Their focus is upon those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, who need vital support and the opportunity to realise their true potential. They offer support and guidance to break the cycle of homelessness, and assist their service users in making positive choices for their future. Depaul currently manages 33 specialised accommodation and outreach services, providing over 550 beds a night and each year supporting thousands of men, women and children to make positive changes helping them to move forward to brighter futures.
For more information on Depaul and how your donation will help, please click depaul charity
About Dublin Simon Community
Dublin Simon Community provides services to almost 7,500 people in Louth, Cavan, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Services range from:
Outreach support to people who are rough sleeping
Emergency accommodation for those with nowhere else to go
Treatment, recovery and counselling for people experiencing homelessness with addiction issues
Long-term supported accommodation for those who need support to live independently
Independent housing units for people able to live independently
Tenancy support and homelessness prevention services to prevent falling into homelessness
Resettlement services for people moving out of homelessness and into a home of their own
Education and Employability services for people who wish to build their skillset and find stable employment
Thanks for your support on this I hope we can all make it come to fruition and help the homeless and who are struggling terribly mentally.
A selection of sample pages from the 400 page digital downloadable wka cookbook/magazine below.
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