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Residents at a care home helped to cook classic dishes for British Food Fortnight.

Four Seasons' The Oaks Care Home in Balderton celebrated British Food Fortnight with lots of traditional British cuisine.

They enjoyed favourites such as steak and kidney pie and regional food like Bakewell tart and Yorkshire pudding.

Resident Nora Gilliver and chef Wayne Woolman made bangers and mash and raspberry fool to celebrate British Food Fortnight.
Resident Nora Gilliver and chef Wayne Woolman made bangers and mash and raspberry fool to celebrate British Food Fortnight.

Resident Nora Gilliver, 99, said: “I really enjoyed helping chef in the kitchen and chatting about my favourite meals when I was young.

“I remember my nan would always make a nice rice pudding every Tuesday when I went for lunch.”

Food can bring back fond memories for the elderly, and can be a source of comfort alongside the nutritional benefits of hearty local food which the event promotes.

Resident Nora Gilliver and chef Wayne Woolman preparing dishes to celebrate British Food Fortnight.
Resident Nora Gilliver and chef Wayne Woolman preparing dishes to celebrate British Food Fortnight.

The celebration aids in health and well-being and is a chance for residents to eat some of their favourite food.

Residents voted for their favourite meal from a specially-crafted menu of heritage dishes. Bangers and mash was chosen as the most loved.

John Bridgeman, food development chef at Four Seasons Health Care Group, said: “Our residents really enjoy the nostalgia that comes with having a meal that is special to them; it gets everyone talking and is a wonderful occasion to share memories.

“We’re very pleased to support British Food Fortnight which celebrates the sustainable and environment-enhancing food produced here in Britain.”



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