New Zealanders love a home cooked meal – and Kiwi artist Dick Frizzell’s latest project will see some of the country’s most-loved celebrities share their all-time favourite dishes to raise money for local charities.
All profits raised from the retail sale of Cooking 4 Change books will be donated to longstanding and respected charities Auckland City Mission, Paw Justice, The Starship Foundation, and Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.
“As a lover of making art accessible – and a good home-cooked meal – I wanted to find a way to give back to some of our hardest-working charities, as well as create an iconic cookbook at the same time,” Dick says, “but we need some help to get the idea off the ground.”
To bring the project to life, the Cooking 4 Change team want to invite fans to be a part of the journey by backing the campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign aims to raise NZ$28,000 to cover production costs including photography, design, printing and writing.
Rewards include acknowledgement in the book; tea towels; aprons; t-shirts; limited edition Dick Frizzell prints; and the opportunity to meet Dick himself in his studio.
“The point is not to create an elaborate, gourmet cookbook that everyone will drool over but never have the ingredients or time to make – but to offer a diverse selection of food that real New Zealanders know and love,” Dick Frizzell says.
“We want Cooking 4 Change to reflect New Zealand’s diversity in flavour, people and personality, and have pride of place on Kiwi bookshelves for many years to come,” he continues.