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Ready, Steady, Cook!


As part of the Green Backyard’s annual Overground Arts Jam, Love Local put on a Ready-Steady-Cook event. This involved two teams working together to come up with original dishes using fresh, local ingredients and outdoor cooking equipment. Karen and Emma from PECT were on two opposing teams, recruiting members of the community to take part in the challenge. The teams were then given 20 minutes to come up with ideas and rustle up a meal using the ingredients provided.

Both teams created some mouth-watering dishes, including ratatouille with poached eggs, a vegetable omelet, stuffed peppers and even eggy bread!

Spectators were then given the chance to sample the dishes before casting their vote, with comments being made on how impressive the food tasted.

Emma, the Love Local Project Officer at PECT said, “Using events like these are a fantastic way of engaging the local community, whilst demonstrating how quick and easy it can be to create healthy dishes from scratch”.

The event was a great success and we look forward to doing it again soon. Our special thanks go to the Green Backyard for hosting the event and to Ikea who gave us the funds to buy prizes.

To find out more about Love Local’s events and activities, contact Emma at [email protected] or call 01733 882545.