Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Heather Mills to cook up a storm with animal group Viva!

Release date: 
Monday, March 29, 2010

VEGAN campaigner and Dancing on Ice star Heather Mills is joining forces with vegetarian and vegan organisation Viva! to host a series of special cookery shows in six major cities across the UK this summer.

The Incredible Veggie Cookery Shows, taking place from June 8-17, will see Viva! patron and restaurateur Heather leading the evenings in London, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Carlisle and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Join Heather for her cookery demonstration:
Fun, Fast, Fabulous Fruity Funday Food! Making it dead easy to go and be vegan

The emphasis will be on the simple and delicious - quick and satisfying - even for the most ardent carnivore! Heather will be demonstrating popular dishes which have been tested at her VBites restaurant, such as:

Beefy Style Stroganoff
Lemongrass-style Chicken
Sweetcorn & Chicken-style Chowder
Vegan Sag Paneer
Chicken-style Creamy Nut Korma
Tom Gai Soup
Sweet Potato Green Thai Curry
Heather says: "I'm pleased to be taking part in Viva!'s Incredible Veggie Cookery Shows. Vegan cooking is such a passion of mine; I'm really looking forward to sharing these fantastic meat-free recipes with as many people as possible. Come along and see for yourself just how easy it is to prepare quick, healthy, mouth-watering food for all the family, which is great for your body, animals and the environment."

The events will also include talks from Viva! founder & director, Juliet Gellatley (June 8-10) or Viva! associate director, Tony Wardle (June 15-17), plus free delicious vegan food samples from Redwood Wholefoods and a wide range of merchandise and campaigns information from Viva! and the Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation.

Juliet says: "We are delighted to have Heather onboard our Incredible Veggie Cookery Shows. Her cookery demonstrations at previous Viva! events have always proved extremely popular, so we expect to welcome large crowds at all the venues. If you are curious about reducing your meat and dairy intake, or going vegetarian or vegan, come along to one of the shows for all the inspiration and information you could possibly need."

Doors open at 6.30pm at all venues (except Birmingham - open at 6pm).
Cooking Demonstrations will run from 7.40pm-8.40pm (Birmingham 7.10pm-8.10pm).

Talks run from 7pm-7.35pm (Birmingham 6.30pm-7.05pm).

Tickets "5 in advance or "8 on the door.

Book your ticket now by calling 0117 944 1000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) or book online at www.viva.org.uk/cookeryshows

ENDS

For more information about this media release or to request images, please contact press officer Helen Rossiter or Juliet Gellatley by calling 0117 944 1000 or emailing press@viva.org.uk or juliet@viva.org.uk.

For national media interview requests with Heather about this event, please email Murray Media joanne@murray-media.co.uk or call 01273 704 200.

Notes to Editors

Incredible Veggie Cookery Show Schedule - June 2010

Tuesday, June 8
London: The Resource Centre, Holloway Road, N7 6PA
Wednesday, June 9
Oxford: King's Centre, Osney Mead, OX2 9ES
Thursday, June 10
Birmingham: Carr's Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane B4 7SX
Tuesday, June 15
Manchester: Kings House Conference Centre, King's Church, Sidney Street M1 7HB
Wednesday, June 16
Carlisle: Crown & Mitre Hotel, English Street CA3 8HZ
Thursday, June 17
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: The Castle Gate, Turbine Hall, Melbourne Street NA1 2JQ

Talk information

Juliet Gellatley (BSc Zoology and Dip Nutrition) Wheat-eaters or Meat Eaters'

Juliet will be tackling the myth that we are 'meant' to eat meat and dairy (after all, that's the way we are designed, isn't it'). She will explore what really is a healthy diet with a fun quiz - find out how near or far you are from the perfect diet!

Tony Wardle

(author of environmental report Diet of Disaster) Saving the World With Your Knife and Fork Almost every one of the world's exploding environmental catastrophes has its roots on the dinner plate! Tony explores how grazing for meat and dairy animals and growing vast areas of soya and other animal feed are in inexorably destroying planet Earth. And he offers the solution: change your diet - change the world.