Back in the 1970’s when I was exploring the idea of ‘going vegetarian’ I came across a cook book called ‘Not Just a Load of Old Lentils’ by Rose Elliot. The ideas and the recipes inspired me to give up meat and I often still cook some of the dishes today………
Rose has now published over sixty vegetarian and vegan cook books with some 3.5 million sales. Rose is also a patron of VIVA! and the Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation and she was given an MBE in 1999 for her services to vegetarian cookery.
So the Rice Up team were truly delighted when Rose (The Queen of Vegetarian Cookery) agreed to do the honours at our opening event on 6 July at 11am. She will be there with the scissors ready to declare the shop open and then will stay on to sell and sign some of her books.
What a great start to our business!