Care home residents create cook book

A new cook book has been created by residents and staff at 20 care homes for older persons in Wiltshire, owned by The Orders Of St John Care Trust.

According to the Gazette and Herald, the Book For Cooks Who Care contains a series of contemporary and more traditional recipes, with the proceeds going towards good causes.

Frances Chapman, catering and housekeeping manager for the group, came up with the idea and had the task of narrowing down the 600 recipes that were submitted to just 130.

Care home residents create cook book

Although the publication was first designed to be used as a manual for chefs working in care homes, Ms Chapman soon realised it may have a wider appeal which could be used to raise funds.

Gary Say, head chef at the Fat Fowl restaurant in Bradford on Avon, said: "I hope that the recipes and information in this book will help to inspire people to discover or rediscover the enjoyment of creating and eating dishes which are not only nutritious but also delicious and beautifully presented."

Meanwhile, enjoying a glass of red wine with some of the dishes or another meal may help to lower the risk of lung cancer in men, according to the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation in California.

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