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Young chefs create cook book for charity

The Kids Cook The World book
Image caption Marco Pierre White described the book as beautiful and inspiring

Young chefs from disadvantaged communities across London have unveiled a cook book for charity.

Thirty children from the community charity Solidarity Sports showed off the Kids Cook The World book on Saturday at a food store in Kensington High Street, west London.

The cooks have included recipes from 19 countries in the book, which they have also tested on their families.

The 100-page book will go on sale in charity shops for £9.99.

Joining Julie Mills, the mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, for the launch were the ambassador of Colombia and representatives from the Spanish Embassy.

'Wonderful learning experience'

Solidarity Sports founder Sean Mendez said: "The freedom to experiment, make a mess, burn food and cause spillages was all part of a wonderful learning experience for these young people.

"This book is about more than just creating tasty food, it's about celebrating different cultures and building confidence in children that will benefit other areas of their lives."

The book has been praised by chef Marco Pierre White who described it as "a beautiful and inspiring family cookbook".

Solidarity Sports was founded in 2007 and provides sports opportunities and healthy living initiatives for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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