Food lovers urged to contribute to new book – The Life in Lockdown Project

Food lovers across the world are being invited to contribute to a new book which will raise funds for global charity Action Against Hunger.

The Life in Lockdown Project has been created by Yorkshire publishers Face Publications which has in recent years published cookery books by leading chefs including Sat Bains, Galton Blackiston, Ben Tish, Andrew Pern and James Mackenzie.

The new book, to be published next year, will document the impact of the current Coronavirus crisis on the world through food. An ambitious and diverse society-focussed book, it will feature stories of people living through the pandemic, capturing the mood, spirit, hopes and fears of their lockdown lives.

Face Managing Director Anthony Hodgson says: “Throughout lockdown, we’ve all had to deal with the challenges of being confined to our homes, and many of us have derived pleasure from activities we don’t usually have as much time for, often taking comfort from food – from simply cooking and eating at home every day, either with family or alone, baking with our children, making bread for the first time or making delicious pizzas, preserves and pickles, and even recreating our favourite fast food, to generally experimenting a lot more with what we eat.

We’re inviting you to submit a snapshot of your life during the pandemic to highlight the food that has made your time in isolation more enjoyable.

The Project will use photography captured by contributors with memorable moments and anecdotes from their life during lockdown, along with your recipes or food stories. The Life in Lockdown Project will focus on a broad spectrum of people, stories and food – whether that’s healthcare workers who have had daily food deliveries from a restaurant, politicians or painters who have found relaxation in the kitchen, bus drivers or grounded airline pilots who have just discovered sous vide, recently retired or currently unable to attend school but love baking.

One hundred of the shortlisted entries will feature in the book, and each published entrant will receive a complimentary copy before it goes on general release next year.

10% of the profits from the book will go towards Action Against Hunger's Coronavirus Appeal. For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action Against Hunger has led the global fight against hunger. The charity saves the lives of children and works with their communities before and after disasters strike, enabling people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities.

Face PublicationsThe Project is free to enter and open to all ages. Each entry will be assessed on what it conveys and photographic quality rather than culinary expertise. The closing date for submissions is 31 August 2020.

For further information about the entry procedure and selection process: www.facepublications.com/news/life-in-lockdown-project

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