Monday, 5 July 2010

Able to Cook – Norfolk Charity Cook Book Features Stars of Stage and Screen

Norwich business, Able Community Care, has published, Able to Cook, a charity cook book featuring more than 120 recipes, including contributions from stars of stage and screen, Norfolk personalities, friends and colleagues, to mark its 30th anniversary.

Able to Cook, featuring recipes from Sir Richard Branson, Sir Michael Caine, Joan Collins, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Felicity Kendal, Joanna Lumley, Sir Ian McKellan, Prunella Scales, Susannah York and many other local and national celebrities, is published on 2 July, price £6, and is available from Able Community Care online at or tel. 01603 764567.

Proceeds from book sales will go to Age UK Norfolk and Connects & Co, a local charity supporting young carers in Norfolk.

Able Community Care was established by Angela Gifford in Norwich in 1980. The company provides live-in carer schemes throughout Great Britain and the Channel Islands, a true alternative to moving into a residential care setting, providing people with an opportunity to stay in their own homes.

Angela Gifford explains the idea behind the book: “Over the years many recipes have been passed down to us from care workers and our clients and when considering how to celebrate our 'pearl' anniversary a cookery book made up of our care workers and clients dishes came to mind. Later, to enhance this idea and to help raise funds for our chosen charities, we decided to seek recipes from famous people who had a link with Norfolk, and ask them for a reason why they liked to cook their chosen recipe.”

“The response has been fantastic. I hope people enjoy cooking Sir Michael Caine’s Bread and Butter Pudding and making Joan Collins’ Festive Christmas Egg Nog, along with favourites from a whole host of other stars of stage and screen and Norfolk personalities, as well as our own staff and friends.”

Enjoy…for example…
Branson’s Bramble Apple Pie – Sir Richard Branson
Favourites Pudding – Sir Ian McKellen
Bread and Butter Pudding – Dame Judi Dench
Trout with Almonds – Prunella Scales
Norfolk Braised Beef in Beer with Dumplings – Jake Humphreys BBC Motorsport
Kentish Hot Rabbit Casserole – Fredrick Forsyth
A different bread and butter pudding – Sir Michael Caine
Festive Christmas Egg Nog – Joan Collins
Mexican Spiced Chocolate Ice Cream – Joanna Lumley
Chunky Apple Walnut Cake – Felicity Kendal