TV chef Jamie Oliver, has donated a copy of his new cookbook Save With Jamie to all eight of East Dunbartonshire’s libraries.
Penguin Random House, Oliver’s publisher, in partnership with the national charity The Reading Agency, has given a copy to every library in the UK.
It is the chef’s mission that the book should be made accessible to everyone, not just to the people who can afford to buy it.
East Dunbartonshire library members will now have the chance to learn tasty but cheap recipes.
Oliver said: “We know from the fabulous work that libraries do every day that everyone deserves a chance to learn basic skills that can improve everyday lives.
“Reading and cooking are two of those skills for sure. I’ll admit I’ve been a late developer with the first, but I can definitely help with the second.”
Councillor Stewart McDonald, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, said: “We are grateful to Jamie Oliver and his publisher for
“Having access to free books and reading experiences is really important.
“Jamie’s mission to make good food accessible to all drives right at the heart of the role that libraries play to make good reading accessible to all.
It’s free to become a member of a library in East Dunbartonshire. To find out more, go on line to http://www.edlc.co.uk/libraries/library_services.aspx