College teams up with charity for healthy eating cookbook

14th December 2011 11:59am - Return to press releases

Photo. Tutor Les Cage and students with the Age UK charity cookbook.jpgEast Riding College has joined forces with a local charity to cook up a tasty treat in time for Christmas.
The College has teamed up with Age UK East Riding to produce a new cookery book with a healthy eating theme.
All the proceeds from the sale of the book, which features 31 recipes over 36 pages, will go towards funding the charity's work in helping older people in the East Riding.
The recipes were put together following a series of hugely popular cookery demonstrations held at the College, when catering students shared their skills with groups of older residents.
Dishes included in the book have been selected to include fresh fruit and vegetables alongside other tasty treats. They are aimed both at people who already have an interest in cooking, and those who are learning to cook for the first time.
Copies of the book cost just £4 and are available from the Age UK East Riding office in North Bar Within in Beverley, or from the College's restaurants at its sites in Beverley and Bridlington.

Alison Morris, community co-ordinator for Age UK East Riding, said: "We are hoping that people will buy a copy of the book, perhaps as a Christmas stocking filler.   
"We have aimed to show that healthy food can be tasty and fun and are very grateful to the College's cookery experts for sharing their cookery tips with us."

The recipes were provided by catering lecturers Chris Gilbert and Les Cage, who work at the Beverley and Bridlington campuses respectively.
Chris said: "The students thoroughly enjoyed demonstrating how to cook healthy meals to our visitors, who were really enthusiastic about trying some of the recipes at home.
"The reception was so good that it was an obvious choice to put some of the recipes into a book, and include a few treats too. We really hope people will support Age UK and buy one."

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For more information on this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk