15 March 2012

GUEST BLOG: University challenge

By guest blogger SIOBHAN KELLY

I went with Harjinder to the 2012 Healthy Lifestyles Expo at the University of Salford on Thursday 8 March, where there were lots of stalls and demonstrations to promote the importance of keeping healthy to some of the university's 20,000 students.

Cracking Good Food ran a cookery demo, with Cracking Cook Harjinder demonstrating how to make lentil tarka dhal and also atta dough, used for chapatti/roti. It was wonderful to watch the chapatti balloon up over a naked flame in its final stages of cooking. Both students and staff watched the many fresh ingredients and colourful spices become an aromatic, inexpensive, quick and healthy meal, which we then served up. There were second helpings all round, and interest and positive feedback, and everyone took away a recipe sheet to encourage and enable them to cook this meal at home.

After packing up the equipment and about to leave the building, we stopped to dish out more spoons of delicious food to the cameraman and another member of staff, both happy to have a taste. It was a pleasure to have taken part in such a positive event and meet the lovely Salford students and staff.

You can see more photos from the event on the CGF Facebook page.

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