FALKLANDS people are, "warm, kind and generous," and the Islands' produce especially the fish and lamb, is "superb," according to visiting celebrity chef Phil Vickery, a former star of ITV's This Morning programme and married to television presenter Fern Britten.
Left: Phil Vickery with Sam Addison, Scott Betts and Ailie Biggs
Phil flew in last week in his new capacity as an ambassador for Red Lion Foods at the invitation of the company's Managing Director, Andrew Gidden, who accompanied him. Andrew, who first visited late last year, aims to put Falklands food, "on the map," so that, "people in Britain can realised how great it is."
Red Lion Foods is dedicated to helping UK Forces charities and last year the company funded the Falklands War veteran's lodge in Stanley (Liberty Lodge) to a total of £30,000; something they intended to keep up in the future said Andrew.
Phil served up breakfast to Islanders and Falklands War veterans at Liberty Lodge on Sunday morning as well as cooking a fish barbecue for passers-by at the Jetty Visitor's Centre on Saturday.
Phil and Andrew leave the Falklands tomorrow (Tuesday) after delivering a cooking demonstration at Mount Pleasant Airport for chefs and forces wives.
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