David Cameron’s smoked mackerel pate and Nick Clegg’s croquetas all in Fenland charity recipe book
DAVID Cameron and wife Samantha have dished up of their favourite recipes for a new charity cookbook.
Recipes For Rob has gone on sale to raise funds for Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund, launched in 2002 by Michael and Wendy Foot of Walpole St Peter, after their 33-year-old son died of the disease.
Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam; North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham and Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, have also submitted recipes to help raise money for the charity which has so far raised more than �100,000 for research into the disease.
Mr and Mrs Cameron submitted a recipe for smoked mackerel pate. The Cleggs chipped in with cheese and ham croquetas, while Mr Bellingham added Congham pigeon breast in red wine.
The �10 book contains more than 60 recipes includes starters, main and desserts courses, as well as speciality drinks.
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Mr Foot said: “We decided to do a recipe book because it was of Rob’s passions. The recipes are all unique, passed down from families that hadn’t shared their recipes before from close friends.
“We wrote to the three political party leaders hoping we may get one recipe but getting a reply from all three is excellent.
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“The first five books that we had published have been poems because that was also Rob’s passion.”
The charity aims to fund schemes to help with treatment for suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, fund projects and improve the quality of life of sufferers.
Money raised is split between Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Guy’s Hospital in London and Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge, the hospitals where Robert was treated.
Before he died, Robert was made an OBE for his work in Bosnia and Sierra Leone, where he worked as a political advisor for the Ministry of Defence.
• A fund-raising gala garden party takes place at Stow Hall on Sunday from 2-5pm. As well as the book’s official launch, a quilt made by Walpole Art and Craft Club will be raffled.
For further information about the charity, visit www.rflf.org.uk