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Cookery Classes

The Cookery Classes (on the first floor next to the Upstairs Main Hall) will run throughout the day with a variety of top notch veggie cookery experts, hosted by the affable Mr Tony Bishop Weston, from famed and highly rated nutritonal consultancy company Foods For Life. The Line up includes two excellent demos with Jane from Viva! too


12.00   Tony Bishop Weston - Foods For Life - Lunchbox Recipes


1.00pm   Mark Bader - Riverford Organics - Cooking From the Box


2.00pm   Jane Easton - Viva! - The Viva! Cookbook - Live


3.00pm   Sammy Gill - Titbits Catering - Tasty Tapas and Funky Seasonal Salads


4.00pm  Jane Easton - Viva! - The VIva! Cookbook Live


5.00pm   Tony Bishop Weston - Foods For Life - Have Your Cake and Eat It


6.00pm   Kalefa Sennah - The Joy of Food as Medicine



Tony Bishop Weston - Foods for Life

Tony will be doing two demos, including recipes from his DVD 'The Healthy Vegan'. Tony has recently launched a new campaign aimed at doubling the number of people eating a plant based diet by 11th november 2011 including his Plantarian Double One 11 day diet challenge - for full details see the website www.plantarian.org and  www.worldveganday.org.uk

His two demos at Brighton include


Lunchbox Recipes - The Plantarian Double One Diet Dare
Eat meat ? We Double Dare you to try delicious vegan lunchbox recipes approved by Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston and Dr Neil Barnard from The Cancer Project that can help you to reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and manage your weight. Learn how to make some simple, quick, cheap and easy vegan alternatives for your lunchbox

Have your cake and eat it cooking recipes from a new DVD by WDF
Is it magic?  No eggs, cream, butter, no saturated fat or cholesterol, just guilt free delicious melt in the mouth cakes and puddings. Do you have kids who don't like vegetables? Sneak 5 a day into their chocolate cake. Includes recipes from the new DVD ‘The Healthy Vegan, available from www.wdfproductions.co.uk


Cookery Demos


 Jane Easton - The Viva! Cookbook - live 



Jane Easton -Jane is the Food & Cookery Coordinator of Viva! and VVF. She has been vegetarian for 15 years and vegan for almost 10.  Being poor and greedy was a great incentive to teach herself to cook early in life and since working for Viva! and the VVF she has developed delicious vegan recipes for many of their publications, from Have a Heart to the The Soya Story, as well as the new updated Vegetarian Recipe Club website. She gives popular cookery demos around the UK and regularly contributes to radio and the press, as well as organising/cooking food for many events, large and small. Her mission is to turn the world vegan and two of her major weapons are Luscious Lemon Sponge Cake and Tiramisu.


The Viva! Cookbook – live
The first ever recipe book exclusively produced by Viva! is due to be published later this year. Come and see Helen & Jane cook dishes from The Viva! Cookbook live.  


Demo 1•         Smokey Mexican Stroganoff with Wild Rice •         Tiramisu •         Pasta  sauces – cheezy (tahini-style) and walnut & parsley pesto  


Demo 2•         Sautéed squash with olive tapenade – •         Coconut Parsnip with red beans, lime & ginger  •         Tofu Burgerettes •         Avocado Fennel & Grapefruit Salad

•         Mocha Yoghurt OR Lemon Slices




Mark Bader - Riverford Organics cook – Cooking From The Box

Mark Bader a freelance food photographer, cook, writer and food blogger is a member of the ever growing band of Riverford organic cooks: a scheme set up to inspire and encourage organic veg box customers to try some fresh ideas and recipes.


Mark, a regular guest on TV's Market Kitchen, will be demonstrating some simple seasonal vegetarian recipes and offering tips on how to cook from and get the best out of a Riverford weekly organic vegetable box.  www.markbader.com


 Sammy Gill - Tasty Tapas & Funky Seasonal salads. 

Sammy Gill is a vegan chef who is passionate about creating delicious and innovative plant based food. Sammy will demonstrate how simple and easy it is to make delicious tasty tapas to impress your friends. She will also be creating a fantastic seasonal and organic salad or two, from veg she picked up at the local market that morning. She cooks intuitively and her main added ingredient in all her food is love. Sammy has worked in a variety of well known vegetarian establishments including Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel in The Lakes and Wai-Kika-Moo-Kau, a Brighton favourite. She now runs an exciting new vegan catering company called Titbits Catering, alongside Paula young who started her career at Terre a Terre and was also head chef at Lancrigg. They also run Gourmet Girls Underground Restaurants and run cookery workshops and courses throughout the year. For more info please visit www.titbitscatering.co.uk or Titbits Catering facebook page.


Kalefa SennahThe Joy of Food as Medicine

Kalefa is a Nutritionist, Hypnotherapist and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practitioner. .Kalefa’s love for healthy living began with her early years growing up in Jamaica when she lived on a farm in a country village where the majority of their food came from the land.  At a young age she became an athlete and her need to remain healthy led her to explore vegan diets such as Rastafarian Ital foods which remained throughout her life.  Spurred on by her daughter’s success as an athlete, now an Olympic Medallist, her fascination with how the mind works and creating balance in the human system, led her to study and practice alternative therapies including herbalism, natural building and sustainable living, hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming.  She soon realized that the mind cannot be truly balanced until the body is physically healthy, so she decided to add nutrition to her arsenal.  She now runs a private clinic which includes online service and The Joy of Food as Medicine courses, educating people on how to prevent and survive dis-ease and create balance through nutrition and lifestyle choices. This includes the introduction of live foods into their eating regime. Her intention is to travel throughout the world uplifting and empowering others by sharing her experiences as well as learning from them.   Kalefa Naked Foods, the business, is fast becoming a global household name due to the in-depth health education, advice and guidance which Kalefa provides and it will continue to grow, phenomenally, worldwide as its reputation does.. 

Glenn Kearney – MSc (Dist), B Phed, UK Athletics Senior Nutritionist says of Kalefa "Kalefa naked foods represent the next level in nutrition - the combination of Whole 'Super' foods into fine tasting smoothies and meals. For those wishing for more vitality in their life - whether an athlete or a non-athlete I would highly recommend incorporating these meals into a daily meal pattern."

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