RMBI recipe book wins UK Gourmand Award for Best Charity & Fundraising Cookbook

11th April 2014 by Flagship Consulting
30 January 2014

Recipes and Reminiscences – the cookbook created by the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) using favourite recipes contributed by residents and staff at RMBI care homes – has been announced as the UK winner of the 2013 Gourmand Award for Best Charity & Fundraising Cookbook (Europe).

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards recognise the best cookbooks of the year from around the globe across a range of different categories and cuisines. Books qualifying and winning their national categories then go through to the worldwide competition, with international winners announced at the Beijing Cookbook Fair in May 2014.

Featuring a collection of over 50 recipes spanning the 1940’s to the present day, Recipes and Reminiscences explores the link between food and memory, taking the reader on a tour of culinary history from wartime rationing to the rise of the TV chef. As well as bringing people of all ages together through the making of the book, all proceeds are put back into residents activities and outings, helping to ensure quality of life for those in RMBI Homes.

Edna Petzen, Assistant Director – Marketing, Quality & Compliance at RMBI said: “We are thrilled to have won the Best Charity & Fundraising Cookbook category for the UK. To have received this accolade is a fantastic testament to our work in reminiscence and other innovative approaches to caring which we promote in all of our homes. We eagerly await the results of the ‘worldwide competition in May.”

For more information on ‘Recipes and Reminiscences’ please visit: https://www.rmbi.org.uk/pages/recipes-and-reminiscences.html


For more information about any of the RMBI’s care services please visit: http://www.rmbi.org.uk/

For further information please contact:

Belinda Hallworth 0207 886 8456
Josh Voulters 0207 886 8452


About The RMBI – http://www.rmbi.org.uk/
The RMBI has been caring for older Freemasons and their dependants for over 160 years, and operates 17 care homes across England and Wales offering high quality care. Many of their Homes are registered for both residential and nursing care, and all offer dementia care.

The RMBI has a team of Care Advice Visitors who know a great deal about health and welfare rights and benefits. They can also give advice on all aspects of the services offered by the RMBI and the other Masonic charities, and by statutory and voluntary agencies.

The RMBI believes in treating everyone as an individual. Every potential resident is assessed to find out what type of care package would best meet their needs. A tailor-made care plan is put together, which is reviewed on a regular basis. Residents who choose an RMBI Home have the security of knowing that they have a home for life – the RMBI are committed to ensuring the individual’s right to dignity, respect, choice and control over their own lives is upheld and maintained

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