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What does professional motorcycle riding and cookery have in common? Well ? everything. Everyone has to eat! And if it?s true what they say; “you are what you eat”, then healthy eating must be the vital ingredient in success. In motorcycle racing winning is everything! But how many of the well-known successful motorcycle riders know how to russle up something nutritional (and tasty) in the kitchen, without biting into their busy training schedule? Well Yamaha are going to put their two World Superbike riders; Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri, to the test and YOU can be the judge of their hidden talents.
The next stop off on the 2011 World Superbike Championship calendar is Silverstone – U.K, weekend of the 29th ? 31st July and we have invited Jamie Oliver?s Ministry of Food to come along and pass on some of the tricks of the trade to create a nutritional, fast and above all tasty menu ahead of a hectic race weekend.
Jamie Oliver has campaigned for many years to improve food in both schools and the home and in 2008, Jamie set up the Ministry of Food Centre to encourage people to get cooking from scratch again. The Ministry, whose first Centre opened in Rotherham following the Channel 4 TV series, ‘Jamie’s Ministry of Food’, proves that anyone can learn to cook, so long as they have the basic knowledge. Ministry of Food classes are fun and have so far inspired hundreds of local people to ditch ready meals and takeaways in favour of fresh, home-cooked food which saves them money as well as being better nutritionally.
Can Jamie?s team of experts provide the vital ingredients to back Yamaha?s Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri on their battle to the championship title? Come along, taste and decide for yourself!
Eugene Laverty Yamaha World Superbike Team rider
?I am really looking forward to the cook-off with Jamie?s Ministry of Food. Jamie is an excellent chef and a few of his cooking tips certainly won?t go astray in my kitchen! Nutrition is obviously very important for everyone but for us riders it?s vital! All our hard work training prior to race weekends would be a complete waste without a healthy diet and if we want to be on top form on race day, we have to know how to eat properly. So the cook-off with Jamie?s team should be fun but I?m pretty sure it?ll also be an education!?
When: Thursday 28th July at 4pm
Where: Yamaha World Superbike Team hospitality – paddock area of the Silverstone race track
The source for this material is www.yamaha-racing.com