A STONEHAVEN man has founded the Happy Cookbook which is selling to raise money for two great causes and has an all star cast supporting and contributing to it.
abe Taylor (with the help of many people) has created a world class high profile cookbook in aid of two North East charities: CLAN Cancer Support & The ARCHIE foundation (Aberdeens Children’s Hospital).
The recipes have come from three sources: The best chefs in the business; Scottish celebrities and local eateries. The book has been professionally designed by the Artdepartment and photographed by Debbie Walker Photography. Both, have donated their services to the project.
the full colour hardback packed with great recipes, will make £20,000+ for the two charities once the 2,500 print run is sold. Over 500 copies have already been sold within the first three weeks of its release.
Celebs contributing recipes include: Sir Alex Ferguson CBE; Michele Mone OBE; Chris Cusiter; Katherine Grainger MBE; First Minister Alex Salmond; Fred MacAulay; Carol Smillie; Stephen Jardine; The MacDonald Brothers; Dame Evelyn Glennie; Kirsty Wark; Clare Grogan; Kaye Adams and Elaine C Smith.
Celeb Chefs include: Gary Rhodes OBE; The Hairy Bikers; Atul Kochhar; Tom Kitchin; Prue Leith CBE; Gino D’Acampo; Ainsley Harriot and Anthony Bourdain.
Local restaurants involved include: The Ship Inn, Stonehaven and Muchalls Bistro.
Abe Taylor attended Dunnottar Primary School and Mackie Academy, while Findlay Mccrae, a key celebrity hunter for the book, also comes from Stonehaven and attended Mackie Academy.
the books are available to prucharse at various outlets including Waterstones and Culinaire in Stonehaven’s Market Square.
Abe came up with the idea after the birth of his beautiful daughter Ava, who, he says, has inspired him to try and become a better man.
he chose the two charities as his wife works as a children’s nurse at the children’s hospital and saw the priceless work that CLAN do to support all those affected by cancer in the north east.