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Cooking 4 Change – celebs give back

Cooking for ChangeIt’s no secret that Kiwis love a home cooked meal – and New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell’s latest project will see some of the country’s most-loved celebrities share their all-time favourite dishes to raise money for local charities.

The project, Cooking 4 Change, features a multitude of famous Kiwis on board to share two signature dishes. 101 celebrities have put up their hand to be part of the project, including Hilary Barry, Tiki Taane, Robyn Malcolm, Sam Neill and Stan Walker – just to name a few.

All profits raised from the sale of Cooking 4 Change books, available June 2016, will be donated to longstanding and respected charities Auckland City Mission, Paw Justice, The Starship Foundation, and Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

“As a lover of making art accessible – and a good home-cooked meal – I wanted to find a way to give back to some of our hardest-working charities, as well as create an iconic cookbook at the same time,” Dick says, “But we are going to need some help to get the idea off the ground.”

To bring the project to life, the Cooking 4 Change team want to invite New Zealanders to be a part of the journey by becoming a Kickstarter campaign ‘backer’.

A Cooking 4 Change Kickstarter campaign kicked off last week with the aim of raising $28,000 to cover production costs including photography, design, printing and writing.

Backers will receive rewards ranging from acknowledgement in the book to tea towels, aprons, t-shirts, limited edition Dick Frizzell prints and the opportunity to meet Dick himself in his studio.

Cooking 4 Change cookbooks will be available to purchase for RRP $59 from Whitcoulls, The Warehouse and other New Zealand book retailers in June 2016.

Kiwis can donate to the Kickstarter campaign at