The organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has released its first ever
e-cookbook, entitled Home Comforts: simple lockdown recipes from the world’s best chefs
and bartenders, featuring the mealsthat the world’s most revered chefs are cooking for their
families at home. Available for a $10/£8 minimum donation through the 50 Best Bid for
Recovery donation site with immediate effect, the cookbook will raise funds to support the
global hospitality community as part of the 50 Best for Recovery programme announced
earlier this year in partnership with founding donor S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.
The cookbook contains 50 unique recipes from an equal balance of female and male chefs
who have featured on recent 50 Best lists, alongside 25 cocktail pairings from bartenders
behind The World’s 50 Best Bars. The result is a collection of simple and delicious comfort
food creations, from Tokyo to San Francisco, split into categories of vegetarian, fish and
seafood, meat and dessert. Whether it’s Alain Passard’s inspired veg-led cookery, Daniela
Soto-Innes’ versatile mole, Manu Buffara’s Sunday family favourite or Vicky Lau’s brilliant bao,
Home Comforts offers something to suit any amateur cook and every palate.
This initiative offers a means for every food-and-drink lover to help the cause of the
hospitality sector in return for a very special collection of recipes and insights. The release of
Home Comforts coincides with the impending ‘Bid for Recovery’ Auction of out-of-this-world
gastronomic experiences and rare items. Bidding on the auction opens on 3rd July and closes
on 12th July at www.50BestForRecovery.com.
50 Best is also launching the #50BestRateMyPlate Instagram challenge for food lovers to
create, and post, dishes inspired by those in the Home Comforts recipe book. Every week for
five weeks from 20th July, 50 Best will choose its favourite three #50BestRateMyPlate dishes
and share these with its 1.1m followers, who will then vote on their preferred dish. The plate
with the most votes during that week will become a finalist and win the chance to be judged
by a panel of 50 Best chefs in late August. The winner will receive two VIP tickets to The
World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards event in Antwerp, Flanders in 2021.
Home Comforts has been created to give an insight into what 50 Best chefs have been cooking
during lockdown, giving readers special access to the simple suppers they make at home,
away from the polished plating in their restaurants. Anyone, anywhere in the world can
donate, download a copy, and start cooking like a 50 Best chef, with ingredients easily sourced
from supermarkets and localstores. With a balance of female and male chefs and bartenders,those participating reflect the gender parity that 50 Best promotes with its ‘50/50 is the new
50’ campaign.
The funds raised will go towards providing direct and tangible financial relief for restaurants
and bars worldwide as they emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the 50 Best for
Recovery programme. Independent restaurants and bars across the world will be able to
apply for a direct grant in late July. Additional donations will be made to non-profit-
organisations: Lee Initiative’s Restaurant Reboot Relief Program and Black Urban Growers
(US); Nosso Prato (Brazil); the Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund (South Africa); Feed the Needy
(India); Horeca Next (Belgium); Ambasciatori del Gusto (Italy); Chefs for Spain; Singapore
Cocktail Bar Association; and the worldwide Social Gastronomy Movement. You can find out
more about the fund distribution process and recipient non-profit organisations here.
William Drew, Director of Content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, says: “We are thrilled
to have some of the world’s leading chefs and bartenders come together and offer their
favourite recipes for our first ever e-cookbook. Chefs who have featured on The World’s 50
Best Restaurantslists are opening their kitchens and encouraging food loversto recreate their
best-loved dishes in the comfort of their own homes. We urge people to support us in raising
as much money as possible for the global hospitality industry – and help give back to the
restaurants and bars struggling around the world – with a minimum $10 or £8 donation.’’
The 50 Best team continues to offer its heartfelt support to all those businesses and
individualssuffering from the global pandemic. The organisation is hugely grateful to all those
in the hospitality world who are dedicating their time and skill to help others, as well as to its
partners. 50 Best is committed to using its platform to help fight for equality. The Black
community has been hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19. This fact will continue to help
shape the distribution of funds in the 50 Best for Recovery campaign.
A selection of Home Comforts recipe previews are available by request. All details of the e-
cookbook and auction will be available on the 50 Best for Recovery webpage, as well as via Instagram @TheWorlds50Best and Facebook @50BestRestaurants.

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