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Warwick University launch anniversary cookbook

Shaun Reynolds 17th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STUDENTS and academics from the University of Warwick have put together a cookery book as a part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The book offers cheap, simple recipes and cooking tips from around the university.

It also features illustrations and poems by former students and staff such as BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas.

The cookery book will be given out free to new students joining the university this year as a part of their welcome packs.

The book, put together by Rebecca Earle, is an update from the 1972 recipe book ‘Simple Scott’ which was aimed specifically at students.

To launch the book, a live cooking demonstration of the recipes will take place at the ‘festival of imagination’ on October 17 in the studio of Warwick Arts Centre at 6.45pm.

Rebecca Noble, PhD student at the University of Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine said: “A Warwick cook book creates a fantastic incentive for students to take time to do something nourishing and creative.

“As a book written by students for students, it reflects our community and is certainly not your ordinary student cookbook.”

Professor Rebecca Earle, Editor of Simple Scoff – The Anniversary Edition, said: “The cookbook captures something of the diversity and vibrancy of today’s Britain.

“There are instructions for everything from flapjacks to Thai curry, raw-food pizzas as well as caramel chocolate-chip brownies.

“Most of all, the recipes are delicious.”