This is the home of the ‘Sharpe Chefs’, a group of women who were brought together out of their admiration for Bernard Cornwell’s character, Richard Sharpe, and the actor who portrayed him, Sean Bean.
The first cookery book – ‘Sharpe Chefs’ – is collection of beloved recipes from all over the world, photographed by the contributors themselves. The book can be bought from book stores or online directly from the publisher – Pickard Communication. Thanks to their generosity, all proceeds, after the initial printing costs, are being donated to the National Osteoporosis Society, of which one of the patrons is Sean Bean, who kindly gave us his endorsement. As well as the recipes from the women themselves and Bernard Cornwell (who wrote the foreword), there are some from many of those associated with the television series: Daragh O’Malley, Jason Salkey, Lyndon Davies, John Tams, Michael Mears and Paul Trussel of the chosen men, have donated their favourites, as well as the director and producers; Tom Clegg, Muir Sutherland and Malcolm Craddock. None of the contributors has profited from the project. At the time of this article being posted, there have been almost 2000 sales and a sum of approximately £4000 has been raised for the charity.
Also on sale is book two – ‘Sharpe Chefs II – On Campaign’. This time the beneficiary is the charity CHILDREN with LEUKEMIA, chosen for us by Bernard Cornwell, who has kindly given us his support once again. It has the same love poured into it as the first one, supported by even more members of the cast of ‘Sharpe’, and provides a fitting companion to the first volume.