Tasty calendar raises funds for Bungay theatre

Jan Hughes with a new fundraising recipie calendar for the Fisher Theatre. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Jan Hughes with a new fundraising recipie calendar for the Fisher Theatre. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Delicious cuisine is on the menu at Bungay's Fisher Theatre with the launch of a calendar full of recipes to get the taste buds tingling.

Volunteers from the theatre have revealed their favourite family dishes, with one printed each month accompanied with a picture of the culinary delight in question.

Proceeds from the sale of the 'Fisher Foodies' calendar will be plunged back into theatre funds, with recipes for all tastes available from quick starters to hearty mains and indulgent puddings.

The calendar has been organised by Fisher Theatre founder member Jan Hughes who gathered together volunteers from the kitchen, box office and other areas to submit the recipe of their choice.

Mrs Hughes said: 'Businesses in the town have sponsored a page which goes towards the cost of printing and what we are planning to do is provide the dish of each month in the restaurant here at the Fisher.'

All dishes are pictured, with the recipes beside them and some background about why the dish won the favour of the cook who is presenting it.

January's Pasta A' La Pronto by Claudette Davies and May's Fish Pie by Joyce Foster are described as a quick dish for when the family descends, while a traditional Bulgarian dish of stuffed peppers, brings back childhood memories of Sunday lunch in Bulgaria for cook Svetla Georgieva.

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Carol Matthews' Saudi Birthday Cake comes from her time living in Saudi Arabia and needing to improvise when her son requested a cake for his birthday and the shops were two hours away, while Mrs Hughes' Jetty Stew evoke memories of her time making the dish on a jetty in Blackshore, Southwold, where the recipe is just a guide and the ingredients and flavours are up to the individual.

Mrs Hughes paid tribute to volunteer Jenny Cooper who had the original idea for the calendar.

It is on sale in the theatre café and in some selected shops throughout the town for £5.