As part of the Royal British Legion’s Centenary, Cooking With Heroes: The Royal British Legion Centenary Cookbook was officially launched on 15 October 2021.
Published by St James’s House, this beautifully designed hardback book is a unique way of highlighting the contribution made by the Royal British Legion and by the British Armed Forces over the years.
Written by serving military personnel and veterans, it marks the centenary by celebrating 100 regions around the world in which the RBL has operated – from Antrim to Australia, Guyana to Glasgow, Swansea to Singapore. Each region is represented by an authentic and delicious recipe particular to that part of the world, as well as a profile of a regional hero whose valour, conduct and commitment deserves to be remembered.
Established in 1921, the RBL is the UK’s largest Armed Forces charity. It sits at the heart of a national network of partner organisations, public support and 200,000 members. Best known for organising the annual Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day services, the RBL works to support current and ex-service personnel as well as their families.
The team behind the book has worked on two previous best-selling charity cookbooks – one for Help For Heroes in 2009 and another celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2017. Continuing this history of helping the military to raise funds for the military, the book features a team of writers from across the Royal Navy, the Army and the RAF – including serving personnel, veterans, reserves, and families and friends – all working in support of the RBL.
The book is available to order online below.