Prince William has written the introduction for a new cookbook that celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Passage homeless charity.
The book includes recipes from more than 100 famous people including Nigella Lawson, Sir Paul McCartney, Stephen Fry, Mary Berry, Yotam Ottolenghi and Gino D’Acampo.
In his introduction to A Taste of Home, William reflected on his own shortcomings in the kitchen, as well as the importance of a hot meal to those without a home.
“I am the first one to admit that I am not an excellent chef. The last time I was allowed into the kitchens at The Passage they very sensibly kept me in the role of sous-chef (aka carrot-chopper).
“On that occasion I ‘made’ a spaghetti bolognese. The dish smelt amazing – probably because I didn’t cook it. But what struck me most was how sharing a hot meal in the canteen at The Passage makes people who are experiencing homelessness feel right at home,” he wrote.
The Duke of Cambridge first visited The Passage as a child in 1993 with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales. He has been a patron of the charity since 2019.