Cooking for a Cause: A Culinary Adventure with Heart

In the world of culinary delights, cookbooks often serve as cherished companions, guiding us through the intricate art of cooking with tantalizing recipes and insightful tips. Among them, À La Carte by Rebecca Fruchter-Klein shines not only for its delectable recipes but also for its philanthropic mission. With each purchase, proceeds went towards the Montreal Children’s Hospital, adding a heartwarming dimension to every dish prepared from its pages.

Despite the book being sold out, there are still various ways to support the hospital’s work, such as aiding families financially devastated by their child’s illness, providing cutting-edge care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, investing in the latest medical technology, and supporting training for the next generation of medical professionals. Additionally, the Healthy Kids Fund offers opportunities to make a difference in a child’s life through play-based therapies and medical research.  

Beyond its culinary appeal, À La Carte carries a deeper significance through its support for the Montreal Children’s Hospital. What impressed me most was the collaboration of professionals who donated their time and expertise to create this book. From food stylists and photographers to nutritionists and chefs, it took a village to put this project together. The decision to donate proceeds to the hospital adds a layer of meaning to each recipe, reminding us of the power of food to bring comfort and healing to those in need.

Whether you’re preparing meals for your family, hosting a dinner party, or simply exploring new flavors, this cookbook offers a culinary journey that nourishes both body and soul. We thought you’d like to try their Fresh Berry, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Ice Cream! in our Recipe section. Perfect for those warm summer days and you can use any fruit that’s in season…win, win! The recipe was contributed to the cookbook by Jo Notkin of Maison Zoe Ford who has been catering and crafting crowd-pleasing menus since 2009. This “ice cream” recipe provides insight into Jo’s talent. Delicious flavours, minimal effort and maximum results!

À La Carte is more than just a cookbook; it’s a testament to the power of food to make a difference in the world. With its delicious recipes, beautiful design, and support for the Montreal Children’s Hospital, it’s a must-have addition to any kitchen. Although this book is now sold out, you can go to @alacartecookbook where you can keep in touch with the project and fundraising efforts. Don’t fret, you can still get your hands on the cookbook in our Giveaway section – a rare opportunity!

Contents and images used with permission by À La Carte.