Oldham friends do their bit for Hospitality Action thanks to their 'fun cook book'

Date published: 12 February 2021

Along with a group of close friends, Strinesdale-based Chris and Amanda Moat have written a fun cook book - 'QuaranDine with us' - in a bid to raise money for the Hospitality Action charity. 

The book is dedicated to raising funds for those in the hospitality sector who have been blighted by Covid lockdowns.

The group of six good friends decided to embrace the situation created by Covid lockdowns.

Rather than see the lockdowns as a barrier to socialising, they used it as a catalyst to dine together throughout the pandemic by using Zoom.

Chris said: “Every few weeks we would take it in turns to pick a recipe for a given course.

"The recipes were shared across the group and we cooked each others choices, creating wonderful three-course meals.”

They decided to capture these recipes in the new book - QuaranDine With Us.

The recipes promise to be both simple and exceedingly tasty, and best of all they are the kind of recipes you can use for any dinner party - lockdown or not.

Amanda said: “Most of the preparation can be done ahead of the meal, with the emphasis on quickly serving and so we can put the focus on enjoying each others company.

"This book captures the moments and the recipes - hugs were virtual but banter and friendships are as real as they come.

"Socialising with friends over Zoom has been great, but we also want to make a contribution to the hospitality sector so it can return in the best shape possible.

"Sharing our recipes and fun loving banter was the obvious thing to do, with all royalties going to Hospitality Action."

You can buy the QuaranDine With Us book from Amazon, or you can donate directly at: www.hospitalityaction.org.uk

The book is available in electronic format for only £1.50, or in paper back for £15.

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