A NEW cooking initiative gets under way at Huddersfield’s Queensgate market tomorrow.
Tasty Wednesdays will take place every week from noon to 1.30pm where shoppers will be able to enjoy a free sample of a tasty dish – then take away a recipe and shopping list to buy everything they need from the market to cook the dish for themselves.
Unlike a traditional cookery demonstration where people spend time watching the product being made and then sampling it, this turns the process around with people being able to sample first and then decide if they want to learn how to cook it.
The chef will then talk them through the steps involved.
The sessions will be in the Demonstration Zone at the market hall and will be led by Pam Mollan, former chef at Holdsworth House, near Halifax, and a former lecturer at Kirklees College. She now runs her own business, Your Secret Gourmet.
Town centre workers, students and shoppers will be able to drop in every week for new ideas for simple, everyday meals.
Clr Peter McBride, Kirklees Council cabinet member for regeneration, said: “These weekly sessions are about learning some great basic recipes that will get people cooking, whether they live alone or with friends or families.
“Using produce from the markets will show just how competitive the local markets are on price and quality and encourage people to buy more locally and seasonally.”