Having been approached by Barbora Stiess, head chef and founder of The Devilled Egg, I was privileged to be asked to donate an illustration to be used on the front cover of The 2013 Devilled Egg Recipe Calendar.
The calendar is being produced as part of a number of charity events organized by The Devilled Egg, to raise money for the Bristol Urological Institute (BUI). The calendar features exclusive recipes from some of the South West's best chefs, including Rick Stein and Valentine Warner, and wine recommendations from Angela Mount. At £14.99 it is the perfect Christmas gift and every penny goes to the BUI.
I have also donated the original illustration which will be auctioned at one of the events to raise further funds for the charity.
As well as the charity calendar, The Devilled egg will be hosting The Golden Egg Student Cook Off, a cookery competition where students from Bristol Uni will go head to head. The four competition rounds will be held on the 8th, 16th, 23rd and the final on Tuesday 27th November. The student's culinary creations will be judged by a foodie judging panel, including Fiona Beckett, Xanthe Clay, Angela Mount, Genevieve Taylor, Lorna Knapman and Ashbell McElveen.
During this exciting competition The Devilled Egg Kitchen Academy will throw open its doors to the public in exchange for generous donations. There will also be an online vote for the public to get the chance to pick their winner from the top 10 entrants in The Golden Egg Student Cook off.
The Devilled Egg will also be running a Cheese & Wine Tasting event hosted by award winning food and drink journalist and author Fiona Beckett, on Friday 23rd November.
The BUI is very important to Barbora Stiess, head chef and founder of The Devilled Egg. Her father and father-in-law were both diagnosed with prostate cancer. Following excellent treatment they both made a full recovery and she feels this was as a result of early detection for her father and the excellent treatment for her father-in-law at Southmead Hospital where the BUI is based.
Barbora explains: “I am passionate about supporting the BUI and this November the Devilled Egg is going all out to raise as much money as we possibly can. The institute does such a fantastic job, they saved the life of my father-in-law and their research helps with early detection of the disease so I am more than happy to help raise some much needed funds.”
Trevor Reid, Head of Fundraising at the Bristol Urological Institute: “We are really pleased that Barbora is showing such fantastic support with a host of fundraising activities. The BUI has a worldwide reputation for its research into Prostate Cancer, catheter research and incontinence. The donations will improve the care we can give to our patients and help us carry out further vital research.”
The Bristol Urological Institute is based at Southmead Hospital and aims to improve the urological treatment and care of patients in Bristol and the South West. It provides a high standard of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as supporting and developing urological research, with a particular emphasis on urological cancers.