FOOD brings families together, something the people behind a new cookbook know all too well.
In a unique concept, foster carers from around Perth have come together to create new cookbook A Taste of Fostering, which is full of recipes tried and trusted to bring families together and make relationships stronger.
Former MasterChef contestant Jules Allen, herself a foster carer who has looked after more than 30 children, launched the book at the Fremantle Sailing Club.
Children services provider Key Assets executive director Rob Ryan, whose organisation created the cookbook, said they wanted to recognise both the role food played in relationships and the people who fostered.
“Food and cooking play a big role in nurturing and healing vulnerable children, particularly children who have experienced trauma,” he said.
“There are some children who may not have experienced a loving home-cooked meal in their troubled past and it’s the one thing foster carers can always provide that gives the child a sense of comfort, support and stability.
“Many people loved reading the fostering stories from foster carers and it’s not often that you hear how much of a difference foster care really makes to the lives of vulnerable children.
“The book has also helped show how valuable home cooking is to building strong relationships with children.”
Free copies of the book can be downloaded from www.keyassets.com.au.