There are few better ways to celebrate a country’s culture than through its food. Thus, when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Japan this spring, some of the Internet’s favorite cooks united to pay tribute to the country’s rich culinary traditions.
Peko Peko: A Charity Cookbook for Japan is a project started by three well-known food bloggers: Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama, Rachael Hutchings of La Fuji Mama and Marc Matsumoto of No Recipes. They joined forces with a host of their fellow bloggers to put together around 50 Japanese and Japanese-inspired recipes for the whole family. ”Peko peko” is a way of saying “I’m hungry” in Japanese, particularly for kids.
The list of contributors is enough to make any food blog follower’s jaw drop — including Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan of The Kitchn, Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life and Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of Food 52, just to name a few.
All of the proceeds from the cookbook will go toward Japanese earthquake relief, so stay tuned for its release by keeping up on the Peko Peko blog. Bonus: You also get a sneak peek of cookbook recipes, like Currah’s Peko Peko Udon. Peko peko!