When the pandemic sidelined the Dallas All-Star Chef Classic in-person dining event in 2020, The 24 was forced to get creative to raise funds critical to support their mission to provide safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand-new life away from drugs and alcohol. So, they pivoted to produce a cookbook titled, Cooking at Home: A Collection Of Recipes Created By Dallas’ Top Chefs From Their Home To Yours featuring recipes from Dallas chefs that they made at home for their families. The result was met with unbridled enthusiasm, so The 24 has decided to take advantage of the amazing culinary talent in the DFW area and produce another cookbook.
This year's edition is called Cooking at Home Through the Seasons: A Collection of Recipes Created by Dallas’ Top Chefs From Their Homes to Yours. Look for recipes from chefs including Encina’s Matt Balke, Josh Boneé from Meddlesome Moth, Dunia Borga from La Duni Baking Studio, Salvatore Gisellu from Urban Family Restaurants, Mozzarella Company’s Paula Lambert, Mike McCoy from The Hubcap Café located inside Dallas 24 Hour Club, Asian Mint’s Nikky Phinyawatana, Janice Provost from Parigi, Stephan Pyles from Stephan Pyles Management, LLC, Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman from José, Kent Rathbun from Rathbun Test Kitchen and Imoto, Monarch’s Eric Dreyer and Dude, Sweet Chocolate’s Katherine Clapner, with more to come.
“Last year, we wanted to create a cookbook that aligned with what our community and supporters were experiencing at the time. Most people were spending a LOT more time at home, and that including more home cooking. We wanted to give people recipes from local celebrity chefs that they could easily prepare in their own kitchens. We are fortunate that our chefs came on board to support our new endeavor and help us create a memorable Cookbook for years to come. The endeavor was such a huge success that we decided to produce a second cookbook which will highlight chefs’ favorite seasonal recipes that they love preparing for their families.” said Marsha Williamson, CEO, Dallas 24 Hour Club.
In 2020 alone, Dallas 24 Hour Club helped almost 400 people get off the streets, find employment, and learn to live a sober life. In order to raise the necessary funds to continue their mission, your support is needed now more than ever because they are seeing an unprecedented number of people who suffer from substance abuse being very negatively impacted during this very stressful time. More are becoming homeless and in need of the type of services The 24 offers.
Visit www.dallas24hourclub.org/chef to purchase your copy of Cooking at Home Through the Seasons.