Earlier this spring, my friends Alex and Sonja of the wonderful blog A Couple Cooks traveled to Cambodia.  While there, they learned about the risks of human trafficking and the harsh poverty facing many girls and women in the country.  They spent time at The Green Mango Café, a restaurant and culinary training center that aims to provide the women enrolled with skills and resources that may allow them to avoid being sold to earn money for their families.

Once they returned home, Alex and Sonja felt compelled to do something to support these women and this important cause.  They decided to create this cookbook, with all the proceeds going directly to the Center for Global Impact and their work with The Green Mango Café.  I am overwhelmed at this amazing thing they have done, all the effort that they put into it, and I am very proud to call them my friends.  I was also happy to make my own small contribution to the project.  Along with fellow food bloggers Lindsay of Pinch of Yum, and Erin of Naturally Ella, I helped to provide a few photographs and a bit of recipe testing for the book.

You can read more about the process of how this cookbook came to be on Alex and Sonja’s blog.  The book itself includes over 40 recipes from a variety of cuisines, as well as information about some specialty ingredients, and more photos and background on Cambodia and The Green Mango Café.  Click here to purchase your own copy or make a donation toward the cause.  You can opt to purchase a paper copy of the book or the e-book version.

In celebration of this project finally coming together, I’m giving away five copies of the Green Mango Café and Bakery Cookbook.  Head on over to the giveaway page to enter!

*Image courtesy of A Couple Cooks.