Peko Peko: A Charity Cookbook for Japan is a collection of nearly 50 family friendly Japanese and Japanese-inspired recipes published by Blurb. The new cookbook is a joint effort from 56 of the top food bloggers.
All profits from sales of Peko Peko will be donated to the GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
The project was conceived by Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama, with Rachael Hutchings of La Fuji Mama and Marc Matsumoto of No Recipes, and a team of contributors that includes some of the most influential food bloggers and cookbook authors.
“Our original idea was to donate to a cause specific to children to connect with the Peko Peko focus on family-friendly food. As the crisis in Japan has unfolded, it’s become clear that the needs there will continue to change quickly. This is further complicated by the fact that Japan is a country rich in resources with strong global political ties. Though organizations like Save the Children and the Red Cross are doing critically important work on the ground, we are heartened by the chance to also help support smaller organizations and help meet changing needs—not just a single, focused one—as they arise. Especially as we hope to raise money through continued sales in the weeks, months and, hopefully, year to come.”