I love Japan — in fact it is one of my top 3 favorite travel destinations of all time. So when I heard about this support initiative that was organized and launched by a friend of mine that combines raising money for relief efforts with good food, I had to share with all of you. I hope you take the time to read and consider making a donation in exchange for some amazing Japanese-inspired recipes.
Some of the world’s most esteemed culinary masters, including Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Michelin Star Chef Anito Lo, and Madonna’s personal chef Mayumi Nishimura, have teamed up with KeepRecipes.com to provide Japan-inspired recipes to help the American Red Cross with their relief efforts in Japan. The website www.donate.keeprecipes.com provides donors with a digital cookbook with 21 Japan-inspired recipes from an esteemed list of top chefs for any donation made of $10 or more.
With more than 530,000 citizens relocated, 73,000 homes destroyed, and a death toll that now tops 10,000, the estimation for reconstruction is expected to top $300 billion and take over five years.
Recipes are featured from culinary icons like Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s (Braised Black Cod), Madonna’s long time personal macrobiotic chef Mayumi Nishimura (Wakame Soup with Snow Peas and Ginger), New York Times columnist and Best Selling author Mark Bittman (Baked Mushroom-Sesame Rice Balls) and “Breakaway Cook” author Eric Gower. KeepRecipes will donate $0.86 cents for every dollar of revenue generated through the sale of the “KeepRecipes for Recovery” digital cookbook sold from April 6th until June 30th to the American Red Cross. On the site, there will also be photos of final dishes, chef information, and tips that are helpful when grocery shopping and cooking.
Charitable giving, delicious recipes — that’s something I can get behind!