Celebrity chef helps Bpex with pork demo

TV chef Cyrus Todiwala cooked up some of his favourite pork dishes using Red Tractor meat during an event organised by Bpex.

The live cooking event, held at Todiwala’s London restaurant, Café Spice Namaste, was attended by members of the hospitality industry. It aimed to advertise the versatility and cost-effectiveness of pork through a range of recipes prepared by Todiwala. One recipe prepared included 2kg of pork mince and 2kg of rice, designed for caterers on a tight budget.

Bpex foodservice trade manager Tony Goodger said: “As Cyrus so clearly demonstrates, cuts of assured pork taken from the forequarter, such as collar, belly and shoulder, tend to be hugely underrated, but they can be used to create delicious dishes that will hit the spot for customers and offer excellent value for money for caterers.

“Pork mince, in particular, can be adapted to suit a wide variety of dishes; it can be mixed with vegetables, pulses and spices and aromatics to produce competitively priced authentic Indian dishes, which are ideal for adding interest to menus and encouraging increased uptake of meals.”

Speaking at the event, Jayne Rose, sales director for a national catering butcher added: “Cyrus has been a valued customer for over 10 years and the dishes he has demonstrated today have all been wonderful. The chefs in the audience are from a range of different backgrounds; from hotel caterers to independent restaurants, it has been great to see so many people inspired to go back to their kitchens and cook with pork.”

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