Welsh celebs cook to promote red meat

A former Wales football international and a children’s author have donned their aprons and cooked at this week’s youth festival, the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Caernarfon.

Malcolm Allen, who played for his country 14 times, and Angharad Tomos, novelist and children’s author, have been showing visitors how to cook Welsh lamb and beef dishes.

The cookery demonstrations have been organised by red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), and are targeted at children, their parents and young people.

HCC consumer executive Elwen Roberts, who has been guiding Allen and Tomos through their demonstrations, said that a balanced diet was vital for a healthy lifestyle.

“A healthy diet is essential for all of us,” she said. “But in a year when sport takes centre-stage in all our lives thanks to the Olympics, now is an opportune time to show our children how a good diet, including red meat, can help an active lifestyle.”

HCC’s Cool2Cook book, an introduction to cooking for children, and its survival guide for freshers, First Degree Cooking, will be available on its stand at the festival.

The Urdd National Eisteddfod runs from 4-9 June.


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