Chefs curry favour by feeding Cork city

A crack team sliced and diced their way through a mountain of spuds and veggies yesterday to help feed a city today.

Chefs curry favour by feeding Cork city

Potato skins and carrot peelings were flying as five classes of culinary studies students at CIT’s department of tourism and hospitality prepped one metric tonne of perfectly edible vegetables which were earmarked for disposal for the Feed the City initiative on the Grand Parade later today.

The vegetables are grade two and three, which although perfectly good for human consumption are deemed unacceptable for supermarket shelves.

The veg will be transported to the city later and cooked in two 1,000-litre pots to provide a free vegetarian curry for 5,000 people. Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy will serve the first meal at 1pm.

The initiative will also mark the launch of the Cork Food Policy Council.

It will be among several events taking place in the city across the weekend as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival.

The parade, which will be led by dance superstar Michael Flatley at 1pm on Monday, will be streamed online on corkstpatricksfestival.ie from 12.30pm Irish time.

You can text or email a message for friends and family abroad. which will be screened during the broadcast.

Send your greeting to parade@corkcity.ie or text 086-0401994.

* Full details on www.corkstpatricksfestival.ie, Facebook @corkstpatricksfestival, or Twitter #corkpaddysfest.

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