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Last night I cooked 12 bowls of curry for friends and strangers, for the first of what will hopefully be many many fundraising food nights to come!
I’ll blog the recipes later today, but just wanted to say a massive thanks to Jim and Juliet for lending me their house and kitchen, and a huge Thankyou also to everyone who turned up! We raised over £200 between us – and all I had to do was throw a few things in pans, really! Ta dah!

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The money will be split in donations between a local food bank, The Storehouse (incidentally the one I was referred to myself many months ago), and the homeless shelter HARP. We’re yet to decide whether it will be sit down the middle as a cash donation, or whether to spend it on food for them – I’m going to ask each organisation directly what they would prefer, but not right now as it’s 1am!
The evening was so successful that we immediately planned another one, for the 3rd of January. There will be 30 places available and must be booked in advance – if you live locally enough to attend then please drop me a line for details.
If you want to organise something similar in your area, please let me know about it, I’d love the “charity supper club” idea to take off…
And for now, good night, as I am absolutely shattered. And full of very delicious curry, if I may say so myself…
Here’s some sneak peeks of most of the dishes, I’ll blog all of the recipes over the next few days, although you might recognise some favourites… From top to bottom: Spinach and lentil daal, Thai style red chicken curry, fish korma, Bombay style potatoes, Saag aloo, potato dhansak, fish and mandarin curry, cauliflower passanda, banana and tea curry, chickpea and apricot curry…

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Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe. Facebook: www.facebook.com/agirlcalledjack