KIDS COOK ALONG

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CHEF HONOR TOWNSEND

Honor has been passionate about food and cooking for as long as she can remember and has been lucky to be part of a family where food and wine has always been a passion. Nothing makes her happier than being in the kitchen creating wonderful dishes, whether it is for her family, friends or complete strangers. Honor has more than 25 years of cooking experience, 16 of those spent in Italy as Chef at Boutique Hotel 'Il Bacchino' near Cortona and then at Palazzo Terranova, her family's Country House Hotel in Umbria. She is now back in Suffolk, where she grew up, bringing up her two daughters and has recently closed her own award winning restaurant, 'Buxhall Coach House' after a wonderful and successful 3 and a half years. She won the Award for Best restaurant in Suffolk in 2012. Honor cooks honest, authentic Italian food where delicious aromas of freshly made Focaccia and gently simmering pasta sauces emanate from the kitchen. Her food is bursting with flavour wherever possible Honor uses local, seasonal and always the freshest, best quality ingredients. Some of her speciality Italian products are sourced directly from artisan Italian producers. Honor uses the best ingredients and treats them beautifully and simply to create something delicious, full of robust honest flavours and you will not be disappointed! Honor has brought her love and experience of Italian food to rural Suffolk and hopes that clients who tried her food feel transported to Italy through flavour!

ABOUT

MICHAEL LYNN

I am a Performance and Health Nutritionist (SENr register) running my own business ‘Nurture’, providing nutritional programmes in primary and secondary schools. At present, operating in the North West of England. This entails practical cooking sessions, one-to-one support, supermarket visits, recipes and workshops with pupils, parents and teachers educating them on the benefits of good nutrition by providing them the knowledge to make informed choices. Being ‘Healthy’ is seen to be a middle class preserve, meaning you need money to eat and lead a healthy lifestyle. The goal of ‘Nurture’ is to dispel this by educating children and parents that your financial standing does not matter, that you can still lead a healthy lifestyle by following the mantra “Education from the roots up”.

I am, also, a sessional worker at ‘The Joshua Tree foundation’ providing nutritional support and cooking to children and families affected by cancer. This work directly links in with my research with researchers from Liverpool John Moore’s and Edge Hill university’s and future research in applying nutrition and exercise strategies to positively alter body compositional changes during aftercare treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).