For Release Upon Receipt - November 15, 1999
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THE HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM INTRODUCES THE WORLD FAMILY COOKBOOK TO HELP CHILDREN IN AFRICA
The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea
(Boston, Mass.) — The Humphrey Fellows at Boston University have gathered more than 100 recipes from just as many countries around the world to create the World Family Cookbook, a project dedicated entirely to funding the children of war in Africa.
The Humphrey Fellows announce the availability of this international cookbook just in time for the holidays. From appetizers to desserts, from Albanian Baked Eggplant to Zambian Unusalu (greens with peanut sauce) – this book includes unique international dishes that can be easily made with readily available ingredients.
"These delicious recipes are gifts to a good cause. It’s a book meant to be cooked from but also to be read with appreciation of its original artwork and beautiful design that combines careful instructions with gifts of wisdom, rhymes and proverbs," said Dr. Ksenya Khinchuk, director of the Humphrey Fellowship Program at Boston University.
All of the proceeds from the sales of the cookbook will benefit the Children of War in Africa. It will help to establish an agricultural center, purchase much needed farm tools, and provide psychological counseling for some of the thousands of children who have been left as the sole care givers of young siblings, and as adoptive parents of abandon infants because of the war in Africa. The cookbook costs $25.00 and can be ordered by calling (617) 353-7387.
Dr. Charles Desmond, Associate Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, says of the book, "The World Family Cookbook is a product of a global effort to generate awareness, help, and support for some of the many children left in the aftermath of the war in Africa. While we may not be able to respond to all of the needs, we can all do something to help."
Congress established The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in 1978 to honor the state senator and vice president. The objective of the program is twofold: to permit midcareer professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eurasia to gain expertise in their fields as they have evolved in the United States; and to allow U.S. citizens in the business, government, and academic communities to profit from the knowledge and perspectives of professional counterparts in other countries by establish lasting ties with them. Boston University has supported the program since its inception and has hosted 246 Humphrey Fellows to date.
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