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Ukrainian Supper

Thursday 19th May

Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, York Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1NG
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“What place does food – always life-giving and often joyful – have at a time of such shocking and bloody invasion. Perhaps more than you’d first think.” says Caroline Eden, journalist and author of Black Sea. 

Cook for Ukraine is a fundraising initiative founded by food writers Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina to “increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis the world faces right now, as well as raise the funds needed to aid children & families in Ukraine who have been displaced by the current situation.”

We’re hosting a #CookForUkraine bookshop supper to raise money to help the people of Ukraine.

100% of the money raised will go to the fundraiser #CookForUkraine, to those fleeing their homes and those in need of life-saving support inside the country.

The ticket pricing starts at £50 – but we have higher priced tickets for those who would like to donate more to the cause. Everything you pay for a ticket will be donated to the  UNICEF fundraiser #CookForUkraine. The supper will be taking place in May, but we will donate the money as soon as we are fully booked as it is needed in Ukraine urgently.

The menu will be planned around the recipes in some of our favourite cookbooks from some of the authors who have long been friends of the bookshop. Olia Hercules’ books: Mamushka, Kaukasis, Summer Kitchens; Russian writer Alissa Timoshkina’s Salt & Time; and Caroline Eden’s Black Sea. It will be a celebration of Ukrainian food, culture, and writing.

A little flavour of the evening:

Cocktails from Odessa
Mint adjika with soft cheese & apple

Borscht for peace


Black Sea Borek
Holubsi (stuffed cabbage leaves)
Ossetian mutton in coriander

Armenian pickles & fermented tomatoes
Spring radish & tomato salad
Chilli, garlic & cucumber relish

Fluffy apple cake
Sour cherry & apricot pie

You can find more ideas about how to help on the #CookForUkraine fundraising site. As Olia says:

“I don’t want people to get stuck in the headline and lose sight of the human beings behind this story. And what’s more human people getting together and sharing food”

“Ukraine is such a fascinating country full of rolling yellow fields and people who love to cook the recipes their grandparents taught them. But it’s absolutely urgent that we act now, before too much is lost. What they’re experiencing is a tragedy – please help us, people.”