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Born to Cook book causes a stir

Today sees the launch of Born to Cook: Angel Food — a new cook book written by the legendary chef Joyce Molyneux and her protégé Gerard Baker.

All proceeds will go towards our No Child Born to Die campaign to save millions of lives around the world.

Born to Cook: Angel Food

A food pioneer

Joyce Molyneux was one of the first female chefs to win a Michelin star back in 1978.

TV chef and Save the Children supporter Prue Leith describes Joyce: “If anyone was born to cook, my God Joyce Molyneux was. The woman is a legend among cooks, restaurateurs, and foodies.”

And now, at the age of 80, she’s published this highly-acclaimed new book, in aid of Save the Children.

Causing a stir

According to The Guardian, Angel Food illustrates “how ahead of her time she [Molyneux] was —spiced lamb patties with dukkah; grilled chicken with yoghurt and turmeric sauce; sole with ginger, lime and lemongrass — dishes you would expect to find in the latest Yotam Ottolenghi bestseller rather than on the menu of a Devon kitchen”.

Happy birthday

The idea for the book was conceived at Joyce’s 80th birthday party — a lunch hosted by her former business partner, and Save the Children supporter, Meriel Matthews.

Conversations turned to the success of Molyneux’s restaurant, The Carved Angel in Dartmouth, and a collection of recipes left unpublished when the restaurant was sold.

Within weeks Joyce and Gerard Baker met at Meriel’s home. They tested, tasted, and photographed the recipes, and in record time, this beautiful book was ready.

Joyce Molyneux and Gerard Baker, authors of Born to Cook: Angel Food

Born to Cook: Angel Food by Joyce Molyneux and Gerard Baker is available online at www.borntocookangelfood.co.uk, in shops and on Amazon for £14.95. All profits go towards Save the Children’s life-saving work.

If you were born to cook, find out how you can use your culinary skills to raise money for Save the Children.

Born to Cook: Angel Food has already received fantastic reviews.

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