Inspiring Life Stories and Recipes from Luminary Bakery
Rachel Stonehouse, Kaila H. Johnson
A beautifully illustrated full-color cookbook with inspiring stories from Luminary Bakery, a social enterprise in London founded to support disadvantaged women by teaching them how to bake.
Rising Hope is the cookbook from Luminary Bakery, a social enterprise founded in London to support disadvantaged women, including those who were homeless, imprisoned, or sex trafficking victims, by teaching them how to bake.
The six-month training course Luminary Bakery provides for these struggling women facilitates personal and professional development – not only do they learn a trade, they are part of a safe and stable community. Some women are already great home cooks, and some have never picked up a whisk, but in all, hope begins to rise. Luminary is a safe place that builds confidence, encourages reflection and collaboration, and leaves judgement at the door.
Each chapter features approximately 10 delicious recipes – from show-stopping cakes and small cakes, to desserts ad breads. Every recipe carrying a woman’s name will have a short introduction by that woman, explaining why they chose the recipe and what it means to them. Rising Hope is a chance for these survivors to share their incredible stories of courage and persistence, along with their favorite recipes. This cookbook also features gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options, as well as options for those short on resources or time.
Combining delicious recipes with stirring stories from the women empowered by Luminary Bakery, Rising Hope shows how anyone, anywhere, can learn how to bake, grow as an individual, and share these experiences with those around them.