Whilst the anthology is primarily a recipe book, we wanted to incorporate something more than this. As a TV dinner society it is our generation that is missing out on the sharing and communal aspects of traditional meals. What we have tried to convey through this collection is a taste of food from around the world from multi- cultural communities and world geographies. To beautify our creative oeuvres and further titillate your taste buds we have incorporated artwork from across the junior and senior years at the Mount School.
The Mount School is a multicultural community and we are proud to have representatives of almost every ethnicity and religion in the world as part of that community. Every pupil brings their own tastes and traditions with them and this anthology is an opportunity to celebrate that diversity, as the title reflects.
In the preface to the second Mount School Cook Book published in 1996, the Head Teacher at the time reflected on the many changes the school had seen since the publication of the first edition and predicted, accurately, that the third edition of a cook book would not appear until the 21st Century. Little did she imagine that it would take the form of an e-book! Our school has continued to grow and develop, as I hope the variety of recipes in this anthology demonstrates.
The recipes in this collection have been chosen for a variety of reasons. Some are served on special occasions, to celebrate or mark religious occasions. Others are everyday dishes, served to nourish family members and strengthen family bonds. All of them, though, have been chosen because they are greatly loved. I hope that you will try preparing many of them for your families and friends, and enjoy discovering for yourselves the pleasure they have given to others.
We hope you enjoy our mouth-watering creation.