Push under way for Shepparton to get British chef Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food pop-up kitchen.CHLOE WARBURTON February 26, 2014 4:55am
City of Greater Shepparton councillor Fern Summer and Jen Hutchinson are campaigning for British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food to come to Shepparton.
A Goulburn Valley woman is campaigning to bring British chef Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food to the food bowl of Victoria and needs the community to show support in the next week.
Jen Hutchinson believes Greater Shepparton is the perfect candidate for Mr Oliver’s food program, which helps people learn about the benefits of healthy eating, nutrition and good produce.
She got the idea after seeing a segment on the Today television show and is hoping to gather support for an application to have the Ministry of Food pop-up kitchen brought to Greater Shepparton.
‘‘I think there’s a need in Shepparton — everyone is so busy, we work, the kids come home from school asking for dinner and its easy to think, ‘Whatever, we’ll go to McDonald’s’,’’ Mrs Hutchinson said.
‘‘But that $20 could be spent on schnitzels from Chook World and some vegies and you have dinner for the family for two nights. It’s about showing people where food is coming from.
‘‘I want people to get out of the mindset that home cooking is too expensive and time-consuming.’’
The Ministry of Food delivers community education programs about cooking and nutrition to young people and adults. If successful, a pop-up kitchen would be installed somewhere in Shepparton for a year.
Applications for the pop-up kitchen must be in by Wednesday next week, so Mrs Hutchinson is asking people to show their support by making videos, taking photos and writing about how the Ministry of Food could help Shepparton.
City of Greater Shepparton councillor Fern Summer urged people to get behind the project.
‘‘I think fast food exacerbates the cycle of poverty, but Jamie can put the fun back into cooking,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve had far too much negative publicity in Shepparton recently and we need something fun.
‘‘It could even complement the SPC Ardmona campaign.
‘‘We’re a marketing extravaganza in Shepparton as far as food goes. Jamie makes food sexy and we hope that message would come through.’’
They're back. Brian Nisbet and Dave Hardie are set for another big season of bowls on the airwaves of One FM on Saturday mornings.
With her effective left hand in particular, Chelsea Hanley retained the Victorian Under 17 junior welterweight title last Sunday with a convincing points decision victory.
It has been a successful year for Bega Cheese, which reflects on Tatura Milk Industries, with chair Barry Irvin announcing recently that Bega Cheese’s normalised earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation was $55.7 million and normalised profit after tax of $22 million.
A PROGRAM introducing children to core learning skills using Technic Lego bricks has been launched in Echuca.
ELMORE Bakery was thrilled to be recognised as a leader in the pie industry when their meat pie was officialy named third best in Australia last week.
Great Race helps a great cause
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Whether you fancy a flutter on the Caulfield Cup or the local cup, the Deniliquin racecourse is the place to be on Saturday, October 17.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has acknowledged the completion of negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), noting modest but important gains made for the Australian dairy industry in improving access to global markets.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.