Chef’s cook up a hospice recipe book

Wakefield Hospice's Cooking For Care cook book'Keeley Harrison and Patricia Taylor
Wakefield Hospice's Cooking For Care cook book'Keeley Harrison and Patricia Taylor

Aspiring chefs can now cook up some of their favourite dishes while helping those less fortunate.

Wakefield Hospice has launched a new cook book full of recipes contributed by some of the top culinary minds from restaurants and cafes across the district.

Wakefield Hospice's Cooking For Care cook book'Keeley Harrison and Patricia Taylor

Wakefield Hospice's Cooking For Care cook book'Keeley Harrison and Patricia Taylor

And money raised from its sales will go towards the charity’s efforts in helping cancer patients.

The Cooking for Care book was inspired by hospice supporter and keen cook Pat Taylor.

Mrs Taylor, of Walton, held her 70th birthday party at the hospice’s day therapy unit last year and received a cook book compiled by her friends and family. Inside it included recipes, plus memories and photographs from her past.

Fundraiser Keeley Harrison said: “Pat came to us with the idea for the cook book and we decided to ask local restaurants to contribute recipes.

“The book is full of wonderful dishes which can easily be cooked at home.

“We would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the book.

“Sales of the book will raise funds for the hospice to help care for patients.”

Recipes have been contributed by chefs from restaurants and cafes, including, Bar Biccari, Blacker Hall Farm, Iris and Rinaldis.

And the initial print run has been funded by adverts.

The first copies were available during an official launch reception at the White Horse, in Sharlston, last Friday.

Invited guests enjoyed canapes prepared by White Horse chef Jamie Follows and champagne sponsored by Sharlston resident and master sommelier Otto Hinderer.

BBC news broadcaster Harry Gration also attended the as a special guest and signed copies of the book.

The cook book is now available to buy in the hospice shops on Westmorland Street and Cross Street.

Or get your copy by visiting the Aberford Road centre or via the website at www.wakefieldhospice.org