Masterchef winner provides inspiration for West Fifers recipes to fight food poverty

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MASTERCHEF winner Gary MacLean has partnered with EATS Rosyth to deliver delicious, low-cost recipes for families who will receive a pressure cooker in a bid to fight food poverty.

The Kingdom Housing Association led the way by purchasing 15 premium pressure cookers that provide low-income households with an energy-efficient way to cook quick, healthy meals.

This was complemented by Energy Action Scotland, which also supported the initiative by providing five additional cookers, a total of 20 to support tenants most in need.

To help inspire those who will receive the devices, Masterchef: The Professionals winner Gary MacLean and EATS Rosyth have designed recipe cards.

There are also free foreclosure cooking classes that can be viewed online for anyone who wants to give it a try.

Each pressure cooker Kingdom allocates will be delivered to tenants with recipe cards, a food package designed for use with the pressure cooker as well as a supplement for their utility supplies worth £ 200.

Ric Barnett, Rental Support Services Coordinator for the Kingdom Housing Association, said: “With over 25% of Scotland’s population living in fuel poverty, it is important that we take all possible steps to help reduce the amount we spend on fuel.

“These energy efficient ranges could save families up to 70% on their cooking costs and they are also ideal for reducing our carbon footprint.

“Energy Action Scotland is Scotland’s only charity dedicated to energy poverty and I am very pleased that Kingdom is able to work in partnership with them and with the local EATS Rosyth charity to tackle this growing problem. ”

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