Friday, 19 April 2013

Celebrity chefs team up with Sharpham Park and Bowel Cancer UK

Celebrity chefs have teamed up with Sharpham Park and Bowel Cancer UK to create an online collection of Great British Spelt Recipes.

The recipes will be launched online on April 1 to raise awareness of the importance of a high fibre diet in the prevention of bowel cancer during bowel cancer awareness month (April).

Roger Saul, founder of designer fashion label Mulberry, started growing spelt at his Sharpham Park estate near Glastonbury after his sister was advised by doctors to use the high fibre grain in her diet to help treat her stomach cancer.

Unable to find any on sale in the UK, Mr Saul began spelt farming in 2004. Sharpham Park is now a successful organic spelt business. Its spelt food range is available nationwide and is sold by retailers including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason.

Roger said: “As champions of British spelt, we believe that we have a part to play in communicating the message that a simple high fibre diet can make all the difference to reducing the risk of developing bowel cancer.” Spelt has a high mineral content and is easier to digest than wheat.

The recipes have been donated by 30 famous chefs including as Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tom Aikens, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Yotam Ottolenghi, Mark Hix, Rachel Green and Sophie Dahl.

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