Dinners with a difference

BEETROOT and chocolate muffins, gnocchi with turkey and grilled pollack with minty bean salad were just a few of the unusual things on the menu at an event this week. Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer was dabbling in curious delicacies and handing out tips on h

BEETROOT and chocolate muffins, gnocchi with turkey and grilled pollack with minty bean salad were just a few of the unusual things on the menu at an event this week.Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer was dabbling in curious delicacies and handing out tips on healthy eating at The School Food Trust's cooks' conference held at the Winter Gardens, Weston.The event, which attracted school cooks and specialists in nutrition from across the region, aimed to inspire and reward the people who give pupils their dinner and provide them with some ideas for changing school food.Cooks from Priory and Worle community schools, along with ones from Christ Church Primary School, Mead Vale Primary School, Mendip Green First School and Broadoak Maths and Computing College, were among those who attended.The School Food Trust was set up in 2005 with £15million of funding from the Department for Education and Skills to improve the quality of food supplied and consumed in schools.


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