The Festival teamed up with foodfuture Bridport, Ecoschools, Communities Living Sustainably plus street food businesses Stewed and Baked and Pizza Dragon to create a cooking challenge with a twist. Children from 4 of Bridport’s Primary Schools took part in devising recipes for sustainable family meals which protect health, support the local economy and are good for the planet too.
Blake submitted “My Dorset Tagine” as his response to the One Pot Challenge. Blake’s Dorset Tagine put local seasonal ingredients together with some exotic fair trade spices to produce a simple recipe which could use meat, fish or be vegetarian. This adaptability helped to win him top marks for being appetizing and imaginative as well as healthy and sustainable. Blake wins a £25 voucher kindly donated by Groves Nurseries for his school to spend.
Daisy Smith’s West Country Fish and Noodle Soup came a close second with third place going to Team 2’s Herby Spring Chicken from St Catherine’s School. Entries were also received from Burton Bradstock and Powerstock Primary Schools. Mayor Sandra Brown presented the prizes and certificates.
The One Pot Challenge continues as the judges’ feedback on submitted recipes will be built into exciting hands on cooking sessions with Giles Smith, street food trader and proprietor of Stewed and Baked. Giles will be driving his unit into schools to do a series of cook-offs with students combining essential knowledge of the curriculum with a fun hands-on experience in a designer street food truck.