Go Bananas For A Good Cause
If you're a fan of bananas, then you will know that there is a lot more to this humble fruit than just being a healthy in between meals snack. Did you know you can use bananas in savoury cooking, as well as for baking?
Why not go bananas and show your support to Temple Street Children’s Hospital this Wednesday (18 April) by placing greater focus on the appeal that bananas have as part of a healthy diet?
Hosted on National Banana Day by Fyffes, the event that’s in its second year intends to give support to the national drive to encourage better, more healthy eating habits – especially amongst young and growing children.
It’ll also encourage chefs, food writers and consumers to include bananas as a wholly natural and nutritious “convenience” food or a main meal accompaniment and to be even more creative in developing recipes that would see bananas being incorporated more widely on menus. Not just as a dessert, but as a starter or an addition to a savoury main meal.
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Parents and budding little chefs throughout the country are being invited to put their culinary talents to work by creating their own banana-inspired dishes and recipe suggestions. The winning creations will feature on the Fyffes Kitchen menu and will be posted on the company’s social media pages to support Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
In Dublin, people can attend the event and show support to the hospital by enjoying an array of quirky banana-infused dishes, which will include starters, main courses and desserts. The dishes will be served through the pop-up Fyffes Kitchen appearing over three days at Spencer Dock Market (April 18th), Mespil Road Market (April 19th) and Sandyford Market (20th).
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Those wishing to support Temple Street Children’s Hospital with a €4 donation can do so also by texting the word BANANA to 50300 of which a minimum €3.25 will go directly to the hospital.
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Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive with Temple Street Foundation, says they are “thrilled and excited” that Fyffes have chosen to partner with them for their Banana Day activities again this year.
“By simply trying out the delicious Fyffes pop-up Kitchen dishes next week you’ll also be making a really positive impact on our hospital and the thousands of sick children who come here in need of urgent medical care,” she says.
“From all of us in Temple Street – thank you Fyffes for your continued support.”
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Do you have any creative ideas for baking or cooking with bananas? Tell us in the comments below.