Milngavie library users cook up a storm with Jamie Oliver

08/01/04 PIC TOBY WILLIAMS'NEWS'JAMIE OLIVER WAS ATTENDING A SOIL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE ON ORGANIC FOOD AT HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY.
08/01/04 PIC TOBY WILLIAMS'NEWS'JAMIE OLIVER WAS ATTENDING A SOIL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE ON ORGANIC FOOD AT HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY.

Library users in Milngavie have been sharing their kitchen secrets inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Save with Jamie recipe book.

The TV chef donated a copy of his new cookbook to every library in the country to make exciting recipes accessible to everyone free of charge.

There was a great deal of interest in the book at Milngavie Library and not only are library users enjoying making Jamie’s meal ideas, they are also sharing their own favourite recipes.

Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, Councillor Stewart MacDonald said: “EDLC employees and library users interested in cooking, have not only been experimenting in the kitchen with Jamie’s recipes but they have also been sharing their own tried and tested favourites.

“The library has now put together a recipe sharing wall where visitors can pass on their top tips and find out how to make a dish or cake they maybe haven’t tried before.

“It’s extremely popular, with many library users regularly coming to the library to access the new recipes featured.”

Some of the recipes currently on display include cream of broccoli soup, Swiss roll, chicken enchiladas, peanut butter balls and tablet.

Councillor MacDonald said: “It has been Jamie Oliver’s mission to make inexpensive, exciting food, accessible to everyone and I’m sure he’d be thrilled to learn that his donated book has inspired so many cooking enthusiasts in Milngavie.”

Currently, all eight of East Dunbartonshire Libraries have a copy of Save with Jamie that library users can browse through and additional copies of the book are available to borrow.

Library membership is free to all East Dunbartonshire residents.

To join your local library just bring in some identification which includes both your name and address, such as a driving licence or utility bill.