The Duchess of Sussex shares the recipe for lemon cake as she prepares to relaunch the lifestyle website
The Duchess of Sussex has shared a lemon olive oil cake recipe amid suggestions that she is preparing to relaunch her lifestyle website.
Meghan is one of several celebrities who have contributed to a cookbook in aid of World Central Kitchen (WCK), a charity that provides meals to those in need after natural disasters.
In March 2021, the Duchess sent a lemon olive oil cake, made with lemons from her own garden, to women working for WCK in Chicago, where they were cooking for the local community during the pandemic.
She wrote in an accompanying note: “Perhaps now more than ever we realize that pivotal human moments, like enjoying a meal together, fill us with more than just food (even if that food is delicious!).”
It comes after the Duchess’s request to revive The Tig, the website she founded in 2014 while starring in the legal drama Suits, gained preliminary approval from US authorities.
A new patent application, filed last February, was posted for opposition on February 14, offering the public a 30-day period to object to the trademark registration before it is given the green light in 11 weeks.
‘A center for the demanding palate’
The presentation reveals that The Tig will feature articles, interviews and photography “in the fields of food, cooking, recipes, travel, relationships, fashion, style, lifestyle, arts, culture, design, conscious living and health and well-being”. , as well as commentary on arts and popular culture.
It is owned by Frim Fram, the Duchess’s Delaware-based company run by her business manager Andrew Meyer in Los Angeles.
The Duchess previously described the blog as “a hub for the discerning palate, those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion and beauty.”
She closed it down in 2017, shortly before her engagement to Prince Harry was announced, but it is believed that she really wanted to revive it.
“It wasn’t just a hobby, it became a really successful business,” he said on the recent Netflix series Harry & Meghan.
In a post on the now-defunct website, Meghan admitted that as much as she loved the cooking ritual, she wasn’t that big of a fan of baking.
‘Like a good hug on a bad day’
“There’s something about the technicality that stifles my inner rebel; not a pinch of this or an extra spoonful of that,” he wrote.
“There is a science to baking and measurements are very important.
“When I decide to try baking, it has to be special. It has to be as satisfying to the soul as a good hug on a bad day.”
Regardless, the Duchess has often baked cakes for various events.
In 2018, he brought his own banana bread to a picnic with a farming family in Dubbo, near Sydney, Australia, during a royal tour.
The cookbook World Central Kitchen: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope, by the charity’s founder, Spanish chef José Andrés, will be published in September.
‘Captivating collection of stories’
It will also include a breakfast taco recipe by former first lady Michelle Obama with other contributions from actress and author Ayesha Curry and chefs like Guy Fieri, Sanjeev Kapoor and Brooke Williamson.
The Duchess’s involvement was announced on the Sussexes’ Archewell website, which said: “The cookbook is a captivating collection of stories and recipes from renowned chefs, local cooks and friends of the global non-profit organization, which feeds communities affected by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
“All of the authors’ profits will support WCK’s emergency response efforts, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex is proud to have contributed a recipe.”
Meghan previously worked on the charity cookbook Together: Our Community Cookbook, with The Hubb Community Kitchen, made up of women displaced by the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.
She contributed a foreword to the cookbook, which included 50 recipes from the West London community.