Donegal Rapeseed Oil have created a charity cookbook, ‘Cooking with Donegal Rapeseed Oil’, which includes from Ireland’s top chefs, restaurants, foodies and food companies, including I Love Cooking, Neven Maguire, Chef Shane Smith, Chef Brian McDermott, DropChef, Zack Gallagher from the Irish Food Guide and Chef Kwanghi Chan.
We were delighted to be part of such a great project. You can purchase the cookbook online for only €14.95 here.
The proceeds of the cookbook are in aid of three charities:
The Alzheimer Society:
With three or four new cases of Alzheimer’s or related dementias being diagnosed each week in County Donegal, the work of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland is needed more than ever. In the 25 years since the foundation of the Donegal branch, they have helped hundreds of families to cope with the condition. About 180 families are currently being helped out of the 2200 families affected by the illness in the county, a number that will rise to 5000 families by 2035.
The Good and New Cancer Bus:
For cancer patients in the North West, treatment involves a very long road trip. The Good and New Cancer Bus, established by Eamon McDevitt, provides a free bus service for Donegal patients requiring radiation treatment at University Hospital, Galway. “In the long, lonely journey of cancer, having a service like this up and running helps ease the burden for these people and takes another worry off their shoulders at a vulnerable time”.
Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution:
Shalom was founded in 2009 by Fr. Patrick Devine, SMA, a social entrepreneur and missionary priest with 25 years of experience helping to mitigate conflict and poverty in Africa. Fr. Devine is a life- long friend of Austin, our Managing Director here at Donegal Rapeseed Oil. He serves as the organization’s executive director, leading an international team of conflict resolution experts from various religious backgrounds and disciplines who are based in Kenya and neighbouring countries. The organisation supports communities in conflict environments to rebuild relationships that have been fractured, deliver quality conflict management training to local communities and leaders, conduct peace education in primary and secondary schools and with local leaders and influential opinion shapers, promote the construction and development of interethnic schools, medical centres and water projects.
With this new book, the aim is to show just how versatile Donegal Rapeseed Oil can be. The cookbook has feature recipes of starters, mains, desserts, light bites and dips/marinades, including Chicken Wings with BBQ Sauce, Sizzling Garlic Chilli Prawns, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup, Chicken Thigh and Potato Bake, Beef Fajitas, Ribeye with Smoky Paprika Potatoes, White Chocolate Tart with Strawberry Compote, Carrot Cake and much more.
Their crop is grown locally by carefully selected farmers and freshly pressed daily to secure their signature flavour in each and every bottle of Donegal Rapeseed Oil. Their unique soil, wild Atlantic winds, and cooler, damper micro-climate are the secret that brings the wonderful and natural taste of Donegal straight to your kitchen. Donegal Rapeseed Oil has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is a natural source of essential omega fats, helping to maintain normal cholesterol levels. It is also a rich source of vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, and contains less than half the saturated fat of olive oil making it one of the healthiest culinary oils on the market.