Able Community Care has been providing live-in care packages for thirty years and in 2010, our 'pearl' anniversary year, we wanted to find an idea that would raise funds to help two charities that we were familiar with: Age UK Norfolk and Connects & Co, a charity which supports young carers.
Working in the world of people's lives, the practical side of life is always there and what could be more practical than having the food of choice prepared and served to you in your own home when you are no longer able to do it for yourself.
Over the years many recipes had been passed down to us from care workers and our clients and when the idea came as to how we could celebrate our 'pearl' anniversary a cookery book made up of our care workers and clients dishes came to mind.
Later, to enhance this idea and to produce a book that would raise an increased amount of funds for the charities concerned, the idea came that we should seek recipes from famous people who had some sort of link with Norfolk, ask them for a recipe and to give us a reason why they liked to cook it.
Letters went out, recipes came in and the result is a professional cookery book with recipes from people such as Sir Michael Caine, Joanna Lumley, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judy Dench, Joan Collins, Nicholas Parsons, Sir John Major, Bill Treacher, Felicity Kendal, Sir Richard Branson and Stephen Fry, to name but a few.
To give you a "taste" of the recipes featured, here are the contents pages of our cookery book, entitled "Able to Cook". Click the thumbnails below to open each image to full size in a new window:
Our 30th anniversary charity celebrity cookery book, Able to Cook will be available from July 1st this year and is priced at £8.00 including postage and packing within the UK (£11.50 inclusive of postage and packing if delivered outside of the UK) with 50% of the profits going to each charity.
Able to Cook can be obtained by writing to: Able Community Care, The Old Parish Rooms, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TZ, enclosing a cheque for the correct amount and your delivery details.
Alternatively, you can order Able to Cook by calling us on 01603 764567 and asking to pay for your copy of Able to Cook by card. Below are the prices per book, which include delivery, and please remember to give your address to the person who takes your payment.
We will endeavour to send your order out to you within two working days of receiving your payment.
Help us to help others by taking this double opportunity:
We hope you enjoy making the dishes featured in Able to Cook and thank you for helping to fundraise for Age UK Norfolk and Connects & Co.