Calum Best, celebrity part-owner of racehorse Besties Babe, is amongst a number of stars – including David Cameron, Gary Lineker, Lorraine Kelly and Arnold Schwarzenegger – revealing their favourite recipes in a new book for youth charity The Prince’s Trust.
Amanda Holden – who attended Royal Ascot with Simon Cowell in 2009 – and Jemma Kidd – the Face of Newbury Ladies’ Day 2010 – are also amongst the contributors.
Best’s contribution is a recipe for Tempura King Prawns with Chilli and Ginger Dipping Sauce – ideal nibbles for a racing picnic perhaps!
The book has been masterminded and produced by a team of nine corporate fundraisers from leading marketing services provider Communisis, as part of The Princes Trusts’ Million Makers Challenge.
Million Makers sees companies competing nationwide to raise money for The Prince’s Trust, by creating and producing exciting products with a mass appeal. Teams run their own ‘mini-enterprises’ during the challenge, with the aim of making as much profit as possible for The Trust, from an initial investment of just £1,500.
A-list celebrities from film, TV, music and sport, have joined forces for The Celebrity Cookbook, a collection of top recipes and personal stories about why they chose them. Over 60 stars were asked “Who is your role model, and what would you cook for them if they came round for dinner?”
Gary Lineker, who chose Paella as his favourite dish because it reminds him of his time playing for Barcelona, said: “I loved the life in Spain, learnt to speak Spanish and fully embraced the life there, even managing to learn how to cook one of their most famous dishes!”
Daniella Wainwright, Chairman of the Communisis Million Makers team is hoping to exceed the £10,000 target: “The team and I are having a great time raising money for the Prince’s Trust, it’s been challenging but it’s for such a worthy cause, we are hoping that The Celebrity Cookbook will help our team to the top of the Million Makers leader board.”
Leeds City Colleges’ Thomas Danby culinary staff and students cooked and taste-tested all of the recipes, and provided the kitchen location for photographer Orly Lyndon to take shots for the book.
The money raised will help unemployed young people into work or training with The Prince’s Trust.
The Celebrity Cookbook: Raising Funds for The Prince’s Trust (Princes Trust Million Makers) will be available to buy in all good book shops from 8th October 2010.